I want my devices for business and home use.
I carry my devices with me nearly at all times and leave the charging/power devices at home and office or my home/office abroad. I also have separate external usually bigger hi res screens at each location.
My work entails writing, researching, spreadsheets, and occasional graphic or advertising design work for marketing projects.
I want an AIO because I’m tired of connecting some of the different set ups.
As well I have and use a fairly high spec NUC/mini PC when I need a bit more grunt and speed.
(But I must add here that my NUC is way too noisy to keep on my desk)
For my use a high resolution screen, great GPU and high CPU power, extra RAM and M2 slots AIO will be used for other things besides normal computing and even connected to my sound system for music and watching the occasional video.
It would be specially great if the AIO could have a detachable (Drop-in style) NUC/Mini PC as part of the base unit in which all or most of the components can be upgraded or reconfigured later if needed.
This way the base screen part of the system and keyboard etc could be left at my various work locations. I would be happy to buy 2 or more of the screen/keyboard systems without the main NUC/Mini part.
I can then just carry my base NUC/Mini style unit around as I need to and drop it in.
I’m not a fan of small screens for my work.
My NUC came only with a motherboard with built in GPU, CPU, fan and case. I added everything else that I wanted.
Being able to do this would be a great option for many of us who have a technical bent as well.
Please make sure any future design is ultra QUIET, I really love my V more for this reason.
It would also be desirable if the NUC/Mini could maybe run from a battery pack or similar as well as mains power, giving it the best possible portability where it could be connected to other screens such as the V screen. A transformer similar to the V unit would be good because it would reduce the heat in the main unit, and I guess having a high wattage inbuilt power supply adds to the heat as well as the weight,
I have done very little research because I’m probably biased towards the engineering and the overall clean strong great aesthetics and solid professional look of the Surface and Apple devices.
So for me the best AIO is probably the Apple Mac Pro, Surface Studio or the HP Envy firstly for their screens.
I must say I just love the stand mechanism on the Studio and a few of it’s components, and I nearly want one because of those feature alone, but no.
I’m not a fan of Apple these days.
When it comes to HP, I have never tried them, though I love their printers and the Envy looked attractive when I did a bit of minimal searching to write this.
Apart from the Surface Studio I’m not sure if the others have a touch screen or able to use a pen on them, but I think that’s important to have.
I use a Sit/Stand style desk and I would love it if my screen could drop down like the Studio, I feel that would be good for working when I choose to stand at a raised desk. It’s not necessary but it is nice to have if available.
Also what I think is missing for me in an AIO is flexibility, changeability and ability to easily self upgrade components etc. AS well the ability to choose high specs that I like. Normally it is a very limited choice of specs or it’s way too expensive for the value you get.
Good speakers would be a plus.
Price is not really the issue.
Value, customisation (choice) and quality are the important issues.