14 best all-in-ones

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Personal computers in the monoblock form factor, when the monitor and the entire system part are combined into a single unit, relatively recently received a new life. These are convenient technological solutions that are not inferior in performance to desktop PCs, but at the same time take up a minimum of free space. Today's rating review is devoted to monoblock models, which our experts considered the best for solving certain problems.

Rating of the best monoblocks

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best inexpensive all-in-ones for the office 1 Acer Aspire C24-860 RUB 32,004
2 HP ProOne 440 G3 RUB 30 815
3 Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 520-24 RUB 30,040
The best monoblocks for home 1 DELL Inspiron 24-5475 RUB 53,305
2 ASUS Zen AiO Pro Z240IE RUB 63,922
3 Lenovo ThinkCentre M810z RUB 55,990
4 MSI Pro 22ET RUB 21,945
The best gaming monoblocks 1 DELL Precision 5720 27 RUB 168,200
2 ASUS Zen AiO ZN242IF
3 DELL OPTIPLEX 7440
4 Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 910-27 RUB 67,535
The best all-in-ones for graphics 1 Apple iMac Pro 341 900 rub.
2 Dell XPS One 2720 RUB 156 330
3 Apple iMac 27 Retina 5K (2017) RUB 115,990

The best inexpensive all-in-ones for the office

Let's start with inexpensive monoblocks, the power and other characteristics of which are fully sufficient for ordinary office work. Our experts have identified three interesting models – from Acer, Hewlett-Packard and Lenovo. They are all nearly identical in price and include a wireless USB mouse and keyboard.

Acer Aspire C24-860

Rating: 4.9

Acer Aspire C24-860

Number one in our roundup is the sleek, super-slim candy bar from the Taiwanese tech giant Acer. The manufacturer managed to fit very powerful and efficient modules into such a limited space that the computer is outwardly indistinguishable from a simple monitor.

The dimensions of the monoblock are 321 × 11.6 × 540mm, weight – 5 kg. Screen size – 23.8 ”, resolution – 1920 × 1080. Powered by a 65-watt PSU.

The system is built on the basis of a processor on two cores Intel Core i5 with a nominal PM of 2.5 GHz and a maximum of 3.1 in Boost mode. RAM resource – 8 GB, type – DDR4-2133 MHz. The graphics subsystem is an integrated video card Intel HD Graphics 620. A 1TB mechanical hard drive is installed. There is a card reader. No optical drive is provided.

For communication with peripherals, the following interfaces are built into the candy bar: two USB 2.0 connectors and two more – USB 3.1, HDMI, network output, audio jack for connecting a headset or an external audio system. Wireless modules – Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.

There is a webcam on the front. In the 'factory' configuration, an operating system based on Linux – Endless OS is installed.

The manufacturer provides a 12-month warranty for this model.

Advantages

  • ultra thin;

  • good performance;

  • elegant design.

disadvantages

  • quiet speakers.

HP ProOne 440 G3

Rating: 4.8

HP ProOne 440 G3

Further in the ranking of the best all-in-ones from we will consider an interesting model from Hewlett-Packard. The manufacturer offers quite a lot of modification options, so choosing the right configuration for your own needs will not be difficult.

The dimensions of the device are 53x582x383 mm, weight – 7.27 kg. The diagonal of the screen is 23.8 inches, the resolution is 1920×1080. On the front there is a 1 Mp webcam with a resolution of 1280 x 720. The power supply unit is 120 watts.

Different processors can serve as the computing basis of the system, and there is plenty to choose from – Core i3 from Intel different specifications, as well as Core i5 or i7, as well as mobile Celeron and Pentium. The RAM is installed in a volume of 4 or 8 GB.

With the video subsystem, variations are also possible – integrated Intel HD Graphics from 510 to 630 or discrete adapted NVIDIA GeForce 930MX.

The drive is a 1 TB mechanical HDD. As an advantage over the previous model, this all-in-one includes a DVD-RW optical 'drive'.

In terms of the set of interfaces, this model looks much more advantageous than the previous one. The port sets are located on the bottom and back of the device. Bottom: USB 3.1 and 3.0 for charging, as well as a combo headset jack. Rear: two USB 2.0 connectors, one USB 3.0, HDMI. Wireless communication – Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi module.

The warranty period for the device is 12 months.

Advantages

  • extended set of interfaces;

  • many modifications;

  • there is an optical drive.

disadvantages

  • not marked.

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 520-24

Rating: 4.7

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 520-24

And the group of the rating of inexpensive office monoblocks is completed by the model from the Chinese manufacturer Lenovo, well-known to the average consumer for its high-quality budget electronics.

The dimensions of the device are 541x416x57 mm, weight – 6.17 kg. This volume houses a 23.8-inch screen, WVA matrix with a resolution of 1920×1080 and anti-reflective coating. A retractable 2 Mp webcam is installed on the 'facade'. Power supply unit power – 90 W.

As in the previous model, the manufacturer offers many configuration options here, starting with the processor. There are variants on the mobile Pentium 4415U or G4560T, as well as the entire lineup Intel Core from i3 to i7. The options for installing RAM are 4, 8 and 12 GB, type – DDR4-2133 MHz. Graphics module – integrated card Intel HD Graphics from 520 to 630, and optionally Intel UHD Graphics 620 or 630. Storage – 1 TB mechanical hard drive.

The set of interfaces for communicating with peripherals is not as wide as that of the above model, but sufficient for most office needs: two USB 3.0 and three USB 2.0 ports, HDMI video output, network output, standard audio output. Wireless – Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. There is a device for reading flash cards SD, SDHC, SDXC. No optical drive is provided.

The warranty from Lenovo for this model is 12 months.

Advantages

  • attractive design;

  • many modifications;

  • the most affordable price in the group.

disadvantages

  • there are complaints about noise and vibration;

  • it is extremely difficult to open the case for an upgrade.

The best monoblocks for home

Now, in the rating of the best monoblocks from, we will consider a number of interesting solutions that are optimal for home use. Our experts have identified four models – from DELL, ASUS, Lenovo and MSI. Each of them, like the monoblocks of the previous group, are equipped with a wireless mouse and keyboard with a USB connection (except for the model from Lenovo, which has wired accessories).

DELL Inspiron 24-5475

Rating: 4.9

DELL Inspiron 24-5475

Let's start with one striking solution from the American DELL corporation. This is a candy bar with an elegant design, made in a strict black and gray body. Its dimensions are 351.8×539.75×53 mm, weight – 7.35 kg. The power of the power supply is 130.

The screen size of this model is 23.8 inches, the matrix is ​​IPS, the coating is matte. The matrix resolution is 1920×1080. There is a webcam on the front.

The manufacturer offers several modifications of the monoblock based on the seventh generation AMD A10-9700E hybrid processor on four cores with a frequency of 3 GHz. Modifications allow memory from 4 to 32 GB, type – DDR4-2400. The video subsystem is the integrated AMD Radeon R7 card.

There are several options for completing the candy bar with hard drives. The minimum version is a 500 GB mechanical HDD with a spindle rotation of 5400 rpm. The maximum is a pair of disks – a 256 GB solid-state SSD and a 1 TB mechanical one. No optical drive is provided. There is a flash card reader.

A distinctive feature of this model is an expanded set of USB ports of different specifications: one USB 3.1 Type-C, four USB 3.1 Type-A, two – USB 2.0. There is also HDMI video output, standard audio output, network output. Wireless – Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1.

Advantages

  • many USB ports of different specifications;

  • Quite quiet cooling system;

  • good ergonomics;

  • high quality sound.

disadvantages

  • no fundamental shortcomings have been identified.

ASUS Zen AiO Pro Z240IE

Rating: 4.8

ASUS Zen AiO Pro Z240IE

Next in our ranking is something special. This is a monoblock from ASUS Zen AiO Pro series, which the manufacturer itself, without false modesty, positions itself as a 'fusion of art and advanced technologies'. Even a cursory glance at the characteristics of the model is enough to understand that the developer is not dissembling. Monoblock dimensions – 585 x 434 x 52 ~ 190 mm, weight – 7.3 kg.

Let's start the description not even from the processor or video card, but from the screen, since this is one of the most outstanding components. Its size is 'standard' 23.8 inches, but the matrix is ​​IPS with a resolution of full 4K 3840×2160, a viewing angle of 178 °, 185ppi with an impressive color reproduction. Touch screen, multi-touch, recognizes up to 10 simultaneous touches. On the front there is a camera with infrared vision and face recognition.

The sound deserves further enthusiastic words. The SonicMaster Premium audio system is formed from six high-quality speakers with a total output power of 16 watts. The wide range of sound quality impresses even the discerning user.

The electronics are controlled by a processor Intel Core i7 (variation from i5 is possible). The amount of installed RAM is from 8 to 32 GB. The video subsystem is a full-fledged discrete gaming card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050.

With hard drives, variations are possible: a pair of solid-state SSD 128 GB and a mechanical HDD 1 TB 5400 rpm; one 512GB solid state SSD and a range of combinations. There is a flash card reader.

The peripheral capabilities of the device are as follows: four USB 3.0 interfaces, one USB 3.1 (Type-C), one USB 2.0, two HDMI video outputs, a network output, a headphone output. Wireless – Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.

The manufacturer provides a 12 month warranty.

Advantages

  • display with 4K resolution;

  • high-quality surround sound;

  • exquisite design;

  • multi-touch touch screen;

  • powerful, high-performance electronics.

disadvantages

  • cooling does not always cope with heating when using demanding applications.

Lenovo ThinkCentre M810z

Rating: 4.7

Lenovo ThinkCentre M810z

Next in the ranking is a good candy bar from a Chinese manufacturer Lenovo. If compared with other models in the group, it is not the most productive, but it still has some advantages.

The dimensions of the monoblock are 431x535x245 mm, weight – 7.7 kg. Screen dimension – 21.5 ”, resolution – 1920×1080, matrix – VA / WVA, antiglare coating. Power supply unit power – 150 W.

The manufacturer offers several modifications of this model, built on the basis of Intel Core i3 or i5 processors of different specifications. The amount of RAM can be selected in the range from 4 to 8 GB. The video subsystem is an integrated Intel HD Graphics 530 or 630. There are also options available with hard drives – the drive can be either a solid-state SSD or a mechanical HDD with volumes from 256 to 500 GB. The presence of an optical drive is an option and also depends on the modification.

Communication interfaces are located on the front and rear panels: in front – two USB 3.1 connectors, standard audio output, 9-in-1 card reader; behind – four USB 3.1 connectors, DisplayPort, optional – COM port (RS-232), network output. Wireless – Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi.

The built-in audio system consists of only two speakers of not particularly outstanding power.

Advantages

  • nice design;

  • there is an optical drive (option);

  • high-quality cooling;

  • repair and upgradeability.

disadvantages

  • weak audio system.

MSI Pro 22ET

Rating: 4.6

MSI Pro 22ET

Completing the group of 'home' monoblocks rating is a simple but cute and extremely inexpensive series from MSI. The candy bar has a very original design with convenient positioning.

Dimensions of the device – 561.7×410.8×93.6 mm, weight – 8.96 kg. A touch screen with a diagonal of 21.5 inches and a matrix resolution of 1920×1080 pixels is 'inscribed' into these volumes. The body is made of high quality plastic with transparent parts.

The electronics are built around a mobile processor – there are options Intel Celeron N3150-N3160 or Pentium N3700-N3710, depending on the specific modification, with a frequency from 1.6 GHz to 2.08 GHz. Includes 4 GB DDR3 1600 MHz RAM. The video subsystem is an integrated module Intel HD Graphics 400 or 405.

The basic configuration is a 500 GB HDD mechanical hard drive with a 5400 rpm spindle. Installed DVD-RW optical drive and 3-in-1 card reader (SD, MS, MMC).

A set of USB ports of different specifications, HDMI video output, optional COM port (RS-232), network output, standard audio output are used for communication with peripherals. Wireless – Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi.

The front panel houses a 1 Mpix webcam. A simple audio system is built in from two speakers of 3 W each.

Advantages

  • nice appearance;

  • there is a DVD-RW;

  • the most affordable price in the group.

disadvantages

  • extremely minimalistic hardware.

The best gaming monoblocks

Our experts have identified monoblocks as a separate block, the power and key technical characteristics of which are sufficient for comfortable playing modern video games. As part of the rating from we will consider four models – two from DELL and one each from ASUS and Lenovo. All monoblocks are equipped with a mouse and keyboard.

DELL Precision 5720 27

Rating: 4.9

DELL Precision 5720 27

The first number in the group of gaming monoblocks is the model, which has no analogues in a number of characteristics. This is one of the most powerful all-in-one machines in its class as of 2018.

The dimensions of the device are 625.0×80.2×435.0 mm, the weight is quite impressive – 16.9 kg. The diagonal of the screen is 27 inches. 4K 3840×2160 IPS matrix with innovative InfinityEdge LED backlighting. On the front is a 720p HD widescreen webcam.

The manufacturer offers several basic configurations with a processor Intel Xeon, Core i5 or i7 with a nominal frequency of 3.6 GHz and a maximum of 4.2 GHz in Turbo Boost mode. The nominal amount of installed RAM is 32 GB, the maximum is 64 GB. The graphics subsystem is the latest and most powerful AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 card with 8 GB of RAM (a modification of the Radeon Pro WX 4150 with 4 GB of RAM is acceptable).

Modification options allow you to choose the best drive – you can choose from a mechanical HDD up to 2 TB or a solid-state SSD up to 1 TB. No optical drive is provided. There is an SD card reader.

The built-in audio system is a bundle of high-quality HD speakers with reproducible Waves Maxx Audi o Pro technology for deep, ultra-clear sound.

For communication with peripherals, there are five USB connectors of different specifications (one port with PowerShare support), a SIM card slot, HDMI-out, two Thunderbolt 3 interfaces, network output, DisplayPort 1.2, standard audio output.

The manufacturer provides a 3-year warranty for this model.

Advantages

  • top-end hardware;

  • metal case;

  • 4K matrix;

  • exquisite design.

disadvantages

  • not marked.

ASUS Zen AiO ZN242IF

Rating: 4.8

ASUS Zen AiO ZN242IF

The rating of gaming monoblocks is continued by a very worthy machine from ASUS. The combination of letters Zen in the nomenclature of ASUS electronics product lines is almost magical and automatically means that we are dealing with something extraordinary. And although this model is significantly inferior to the previous one from DELL, it is still a very striking technological solution.

The dimensions of the device are 540x406x193 mm, weight – 5 kg. The power of the external power adapter is 180 W. The diagonal of the touch screen is 23.8 inches, the resolution of the matrix is ​​1920×1080, the type of matrix is ​​IPS, the viewing angle is 178 degrees.

The computing base of the electronics of this model is a processor Intel Core i5 or i7 with four cores and a frequency of 2.5 GHz (3.5 GHz in acceleration mode). Installed 16 GB DDR4 2400 MHz RAM. The video subsystem is a powerful full-fledged discrete GeForce GTX1050 card with 4 GB of RAM.

For gaming purposes, the manufacturer optimized the data storage scheme – this model uses a pair of hard drives: a 128 MB solid-state SSD and a 1 TB mechanical HDD. There is an SD / MMC card reader. No optical drive is provided.

The following interfaces are installed in the monoblock for communication with peripherals: one USB 2.0, four USB 3.1, HDMI video output, network output, standard audio output. Wireless – Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi.

Advantages

  • optimal combination of price, performance and quality;

  • 100% coverage of the sRGB color space;

  • elegant design;

  • Near bezel-less NanoEdge display (2mm bezel)

disadvantages

  • no pronounced shortcomings were noted.

DELL OPTIPLEX 7440

Rating: 4.7

DELL OPTIPLEX 7440

Next in the ranking comes a very decent candy bar from the American tech giant DELL. The manufacturer himself positions his brainchild as 'the most protected, manageable and reliable candy bar in the world'. Even if there is some marketing exaggeration here, it is small.

The dimensions of the candy bar depend on the specific modification, since the choices start from the screen itself – touch or non-touch, resolution Full HD or Ultra HD. So, the height of the device is 39.29 mm, width – 57.52 mm, depth – 6.26 or 6.34 mm. Weight – 7.21 or 8.15 kg. The screen size is 23.8 inches. Powered by a variety of PSU options, including 80 PLUS Platinum (up to 92% efficient) and 80 PLUS Bronze (85% efficient).

The high configuration variability also extends to the monoblock electronics. So, a relatively budget Intel Core i3 on two cores, or more productive Core i5 or i7 on four cores can be used as a central processor. Supports dual channel DDR4 SDRAM up to 32GB.

The manufacturer also offers a variety of hard drive options – PCIe NVME solid-state SSDs, 2.5-inch mechanical HDDs with up to 2 TB each, and combinations thereof. There is a memory card reader.

The peripheral capabilities of this model are as follows: two USB 2.0 ports, four USB 3.0 ports, HDMI out, HDMI in (Full HD only), line out, network out, DisplayPort, USB 3.0 with Powershare support, standard headset jack.

Advantages

  • many options for modifications;

  • 4K matrix as an option;

  • security and safety;

  • high manageability at level B IOS, including remote control;

  • energy efficiency.

disadvantages

  • not marked.

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 910-27

Rating: 4.6

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 910-27

And the relatively inexpensive model from Lenovo closes the four of the rating of the best gaming monoblocks. The price looks especially advantageous against the background of very decent technical characteristics of this series.

Monoblock dimensions are 615x475x64 mm, weight – 10.8 kg. The power of the power supply is 280 W. Screen size – 27 inches, matrix options are possible from Full HD 1920×1080 to 4K 3840×2160. The screen covering is glossy.

Several basic configuration options are offered based on Intel Core i5 or i7 processors of different specifications with a nominal frequency of 2.2 GHz or higher. DDR4-2133 RAM from 8 to 16 GB. The video subsystem is a full-fledged NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950A card with 2 GB memory. The minimum video card configuration is NVIDIA GeForce 920A.

The nominal hard drive bundle is a 128GB solid state SSD and a 1TB mechanical HDD. The minimum configuration is only 1 TB HDD. No optical drive is provided. There is a 3-in-1 card reader.

For communication with peripherals, there are four USB ports of different specifications, HDMI-out, network output, and a standard headset port. Wireless – Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi.

Advantages

  • modification with a touch screen and a 4K matrix is ​​available;

  • combined HDMI;

  • relatively affordable price (depending on modification).

disadvantages

  • no obvious deficiencies were identified.

The best all-in-ones for graphics

Finally, let's take a look at a number of monoblocks that experts considered to be the best for handling heavy graphics, video editing, 3D modeling and other similar tasks. The rating includes two models Apple iMac (senior and junior) and one from Dell.

Apple iMac Pro

Rating: 4.9

Apple iMac Pro

Opens up the latest group of best all-in-ones from the Apple iMac Pro late 2017. This is more than a successful embodiment of a long-standing idea Apple to combine the advantages of two lines in one device – iMac and Mac Pro. Formally, the Cupertinos offer a fairly wide range of configurations of this model, but in our country, when ordering through the official online store Apple, only one modification is available – the minimum. We will consider it.

The dimensions of the monoblock are 51.6 × 65.0 × 20.3 mm, weight – 9.7 kg. The system is based on a powerful server processor Intel Xeon W-2140B on eight cores with a frequency of 3.2 GHz at par and the ability to overclock to 4.2 GHz in Turbo Boost mode. Installed high-performance 32 GB DDR4 2666 MHz RAM. The video subsystem is a professional graphics card AMD Pro Vega 56. Storage – 1 TB solid-state SSD. No optical drive is provided. Supports SDXC memory cards.

The device is made in a characteristic, very elegant and graceful body of dark silver shade. The screen size is 27 inches. The IPS-matrix has an absolutely prohibitive resolution – 5120 × 2880 pixels, so the candy bar literally 'asks' for fine work with highly detailed graphics. On the front there is a FaceTime HD camera (1080p).

In terms of interfaces, the situation is as follows. Onboard there are four USB 3.0 ports, four Thunderbolt 3 interfaces (via USB Type-C), a wired network connector, and a combined audio output. There is no direct HDMI video output and VGA port, but they can be 'attached' via an adapter.

Advantages

  • prohibitively high screen resolution;

  • famous brand;

  • overall superior performance, stability and reliability;

  • professional video card;

  • powerful server processor;

  • stylish design.

disadvantages

  • high price.

Dell XPS One 2720

Rating: 4.8

Dell XPS One 2720

The second model in the ranking of the best all-in-ones for graphics is a high-performance model with a large screen manufactured by the American corporation Dell. Let's just say that this computer is significantly inferior to Apple iMac Pro. But, given the prohibitive cost of the latter, the solution from Dell looks like a pretty good alternative.

The monoblock screen size is 27 inches. Matrix resolution – 2560×1440 pixels, WLED backlight, improved color rendering of Adobe RGB. Touch screen, multitouch, with recognition of up to 10 simultaneous touches. The audio system is formed from high-quality Infinity Premium speakers with support for Waves Maxx technology Audi o 4.

Two basic configurations are offered – based on Intel Core i5 or i7 with a nominal frequency of 3.2 to 3.9 GHz. This is the 4th generation Intel Core (Haswell). It can be equipped with RAM of different sizes (maximum – 16 GB). Video subsystem – Nvidia GeForce GT 750M with 2GB GDDR5 memory.

The hard drives in this model are a pair of a 32GB SSD for the operating system and a 2TB mechanical HDD with a 7200 rpm spindle. There is a slot-loading optical drive. Built-in 8-in-1 card reader.

The following interfaces are used to communicate with peripherals: as many as six USB 3.0 connectors (two of them with side placement), network output, HDMI-out, HDMI-in, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt. Wireless – Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Advantages

  • competitive price;

  • large screen diagonal;

  • multi-touch touchscreen display 10 touches.

disadvantages

  • faulty cooling.

Apple iMac 27 Retina 5K (2017)

Rating: 4.8

Apple iMac 27 Retina 5K (2017)

And the group of ratings of monoblocks for graphics, and at the same time our entire review, is completed by another wonderful model from Apple. The design still shines with minimalist elegance as previous generations of the iMac.

The dimensions of the device are 516x650x203 mm, weight – 9.44 kg. The diagonal of the screen is 27 inches. The screen resolution is very pleasing – 5120×2880 pixels with stunning color reproduction, but it is upsetting that the screen is not touch-sensitive.

There are several basic Apple iMacs available – based on Intel Core i5 or i7. The monoblock can be equipped with RAM from 4 to 32 GB. You can also choose from several options for AMD Radeon Pro graphics cards from 500 to RX 570 with different amounts of RAM.

Also, depending on the modification, either one mechanical hard drive with a capacity of up to 2 TB, or a pair of solid-state and mechanical ones can be installed. There is no optical drive in this model. There is an SDXC card reader.

For communication with peripherals, there are four USB 3.0 ports, an audio port, two Thunderbolt 3 interfaces and an Ethernet connector.

Advantages

  • exquisite design;

  • exceptional performance;

  • high screen resolution;

  • flawless color rendering;

  • brand.

disadvantages

  • the screen is not touch-sensitive.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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