Why an All in One?

Providing you with all the relevant information you need for your future computer purchase

What is an All in One?

In the simplest terms, it is a computer that has every component within the same case as the monitor. Almost all AIO machines include a large, high-resolution monitor where all of the accessories that are included in the cabinet section of a desktop PC are compressed, making it the most important component of an AIO device. In an AIO system, the three fundamental visible hardware components are the monitor, mouse, and keyboard.

Why would you chose one over a desktop?

Well, there are many pro’s to owning an All in One…the first is that they are incredibly space saving. This is due to only need one power cable to operate it, making the PC extremely portable. Despite what you may have heard, All in One PC’s are also easily upgradable. Meaning you can pretty much future proof your computer should any of the internal components start to slow.

Saves space

Compared to a conventional desktop computer, the Portus AIO brand has many distinct advantages. It has a slimmer design that takes up less total space than the bulkier tower and display setup, as previously stated. Many offices fail to find appropriate positions for computers, so they can end up on the floor, in a dusty cabinet, or in difficult-to-reach locations inside the work cubicle. Switching to an all-in-one PC can save considerable space in already crowded workplaces, particularly when some companies have hundreds, if not thousands, of desktops to store and eventually must switch to computer disposal.

Stylish

Since the all-in-one is often bought with scale in mind, the colour and finish are more aesthetically appealing than many conventional desktop computers. Take, for example, the Portus Pro All-in-One. It has a clean, modern design with a sophisticated matte black finish that goes with every office design scheme. When not in use, the built-in camera can be placed in its sleek chassis, which takes up almost no room.

Save on energy and maintenance

Switching to an all-in-one computer will alleviate many of the problems that conventional desktop computers cause. Desktop towers that are dusty, loud, and power hungry can be noisy and produce unnecessary heat in an already crowded cubicle. Portus all-in-one desktops solve these issues by being energy-efficient, allowing them to keep things quiet and not emit the same amount of heat as their bigger, more powerful counterparts. Keeping your all-in-one dust-free is also easier since the unit sits right on your desk where it's easily within cleaning reach. With fewer ports and openings to tend to, these sleeker and smaller computers can be wiped down and cared for with minimal effort.

What spec do I need for my All-in-One PC?

An All in One computer is first and foremost a computer, and the components within decide the system's output. Although marketing materials may extol a variety of features, there are four main requirements to consider when purchasing a device, whether it's an all-in-one or not.

Processor

Although you can find All in One systems with Intel Core i3 or Pentium CPUs, these processors are much less capable, and you'll notice the limits of their performance much sooner. We suggest a new Intel Core i5 processor for most users, as it will provide plenty of output for all of your daily tasks and will provide decent support for the rest of the computer's life. If you want more power, stepping up to a Core i7 will offer plenty of power.

RAM

RAM, also known as memory, is the computer's short term storage for currently running programmes. Even with a strong processor, a smaller amount of RAM would restrict your ability to multi-task. We suggest having as much RAM as possible, but 8GB of RAM would suffice for most users' computing needs. The good news is that RAM is cheap, and it's also one of the few components of an all-in-one that can be upgraded by the customer.

Graphics

All of the lovely graphics you see in games and videos are the product of graphics processing. The graphics processing hardware that comes with your computer's processor, integrated graphics, is sufficient for most users. It's adequate for web surfing, office work, and video streaming, which account for the majority of device use. You'll need a machine with a discrete graphics card if you want to play games or do more challenging, graphics-intensive work.

Storage

Finally, for all of your programmes, files, and family images, you'll need something with a large hard drive. Capacity and speed are two major issues when it comes to storage. A 500GB hard drive will hold plenty of documents and images, but a 1TB hard drive will hold more video files and larger programmes. A solid state drive (SSD) is faster than a hard drive, and you'll notice the difference in your day-to-day use of the computer. However, SSDs are more costly for the same power. Many PC manufacturers sell dual-drive configurations that combine the output of an SSD with the capacity of a spindle-based hard drive at an affordable price. If not, more room is preferable

The Portus Pro 24" All in One PC

The Portus Pro is the first model of AIO we released. It is a compact 24" model, designed to save space and reduce clutter. All Portus Pro PC's come with a built in Webcam and Mic, 6 USB ports, HMDI out, Ethernet port and audio jacks (headphone and mic). One of the most popular selling features of the Portus Pro, is the ability to raise, lower, tilt and rotate the screen. Not only does this give you easy access to the ports underneath, it also enables you to adjust the height or angle to your preference. 

The Portus 27 Series 27" All in One PC

The Portus 27 Series is the second line of All in One PC's we released. It features a high definition 27" monitor ideal for photo editing, along with a built in graphics card which also gives users the ability to game. Along with the Portus Pro 24, one cable is all you need to power this PC, also making it incredibly space saving. All Portus 27 Series PC's come with a built in Webcam and Mic, 6 USB ports, DVI/DP out, Ethernet port and audio jacks (headphone and mic).