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Motorboat
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Desktop vs. All in one CPU
I'm weighing getting an all in one CPU for the house or a desktop. I have a 4 year old and I'd like for her to be able to use it and have touch capability.

The all in ones look like they take up less space and less overall hardware, but what are the cons with these? Are they not reliable? Looking to spend $600 or less.


bluebarracuda
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re: Desktop vs. All in one CPU
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what are the cons with these?


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less overall hardware


Motorboat
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re: Desktop vs. All in one CPU
So why is that a con? because if monitor breaks, the whole thing is broke?


Hu_Flung_Pu
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re: Desktop vs. All in one CPU
Computer is not as good most of the time.


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SwampKitty
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re: Desktop vs. All in one CPU
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what are the cons


A pain in the arse to work on if a part needs to be replaced compared to a normal desktop.


scottfruget
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re: Desktop vs. All in one CPU
I have had one for almost three years with no issues (Hp 27inch all in one). I don’t plan on hanging on to any PC past 4-5 years. So if you like the smaller footprint on the desk, go for it.

If you aren’t building your own shite and repairing yourself, then don’t worry about difficulty repairing. Don’t break the screen and you are fine.
This post was edited on 6/11 at 12:54 pm


guedeaux
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re: Desktop vs. All in one CPU
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Don’t break the screen and you are fine.


From OP:

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I have a 4 year old and I'd like for her to be able to use it and have touch capability.


baldona
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re: Desktop vs. All in one CPU
Do you have any older kids OP? FWIW my oldest just finished kindergarten and all of their computer work at school is done with a mouse. They said all the younger kids have a harder time now because they are used to touch screens but the schools don’t have the budget for them most of the time so they all use a mouse and traditional screen.

Just something you’d never think about.
This post was edited on 6/11 at 4:23 pm


scottfruget
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re: Desktop vs. All in one CPU
My all in one has touch capability


Korkstand
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re: Desktop vs. All in one CPU
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scottfruget

I think what guedeaux was getting at is OP has a 4 year old that will be touching it, and you said "don't break it and you are fine".


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Motorboat
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re: Desktop vs. All in one CPU
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Do you have any older kids OP?


No. 4 is my oldest and she just turned 4 last week.

I need to see what tech they use in Pre-K through 1st grade, if any, and make a decision. thanks to all who responded.


Bard
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re: Desktop vs. All in one CPU
If touch screen and small footprint are all you want you might want to think about a Surface Pro.

As another poster mentioned though I would go with something that has a mouse just to get your child used to that (they aren't going away anytime soon). If you do that I would go with a desktop as its ability to be expanded can add to its lifespan (and you can get a good system for $600).


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SG_Geaux
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re: Desktop vs. All in one CPU
Are you going to get the rest of the parts or just the CPU?

Motherboard, Hard Drive, etc...


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