The computer market has moved from the most part away from desktop computers and towards notebooks and netbooks. The tablet computer is starting to take some of the momentum from the notebook and netbook categories, but notebooks are still huge sellers. One of the desktop computer categories that remain strong and robust is the all-in-one or AIO computer.
An AIO puts all the hardware inside the screen of the computer so there is nothing that you have to put beside the desk or under the screen as you do with a normal desktop. The only things an AIO user ends up with on their desk is the LCD, a mouse, keyboard, and perhaps a set of speakers.
HP has unveiled a new AIO for the business market called the HP Omni Pro 110 business PC. The machine has a 20-inch screen with a resolution of 1600 x 900 and a contrast ratio of 1000:1. The screen is rated at 250 nits brightness and it has 160-degree viewing angles and an adjustable stand.
The AIO has a single half-height mini PCIe slot. WiFi is optional on the machine and uses a minicard slot, so presumably if you order the WiFi option you will lose that expansion slot. The PC has six USB 2.0 ports and no USB 3.0. It has a memory card reader, headphone/mic ports, and an Ethernet connector. Storage is from 250GB to 1TB and all drives are 7200rpm units.
HP offers a range of processors including Core 2 Duo E8400, E7600, and E7500 offerings. You can also get the AIO with Pentium dual-core E6700, E5800, and E3400 processors as well. HP will fit the AIO with up to 4GB of RAM and the rig has a pair of SODIMM slots. The optical drive is a tray-load DVD with LightScribe. The Omni Pro 110 will start at $639 when it ships.