Seeing that this thread has .. well no consistent thread. I'm jumping in.
I'm contemplating dumping my tower for a all-in-one desktop. Other than the iMac, the rest of the All-in-ones look like ugly garbage.
Is system76 looking to go that route with there netTops?
May i offer a little consumer feed back related to All-in-ones?
Don't make the same mistake as the rest.
1) Dump the DVD/CD-rom optical drives. They take up too much VALUABLE
space. DVD/CD-roms are from 2001 and they need to stay there. If retro geeks want one, they can buy a usb optical drive.
2) With the wasted space back (optical drive), you can put the following in its place:
- Another 2.5" drive slot
- 2-mPCIE for small slot SSDs. There usually is 2 for wifi/bluetooth, I don't want to have to pull one out for a mini SSD
- More ram slots for 6-8GB.
- Put in a decent 1GB videocard (ddr5 even)
3) Put is a decent 720P web-cam with an aperture in.
4) Obviously Esata. iMac fumble.
5) Dump the atom and offer a i3/i5 series. i7 maybe much initially.
6) Offer 2560x1600 native resolution in a 27" LED series.
7) Have a half decent finish, it doesn't need to be brushed steel. Other than the iMac the rest (sony, HP, dell, etc) are U-G-L-Y ugly. I know system76 laptops have nice finishes. And they locate all the ports in practical and logical locations.
8) And another unlikely option that would be nice is a barebones option. Most ubuntu users are fundamentally DYI'ers. Don't offer support for barebone purchases to keep support cost down.
Please comment or correct my ignorance if i miss typed.
If people agree let me know.