Best New Desktop Computers for Your Business

first_imgAsus ET2701Image courtesy of AsusBudget CoolAsus ET2701 ($1,299)The Asus looks and sounds pricier than it is, thanks to a bright, 27-inch LED-backlit touch display with a 178-degree viewing angle and a Sonic Master audio system that powers an external subwoofer. The substandard 1920 x 1080 resolution (which, by the way, still beats most flat-screen TVs) accounts for the lower price.Key specs: 2 TB hard drive; 8 GB RAM; DVD/Blu-Ray read/write drive; four USB drives; 2 megapixel webcam; HDMI input; external subwoofer; optional TV tuner  The hype over tablets and smartphones can’t overcome this basic reality: For accessing CDs, multitasking or creating and managing massive spreadsheets or graphic files, the desktop computer is still king. And within this segment, the number of shipments of sleek all-in-one PCs — loaded with DVD-RW drives, lightning-fast processors, gigantic hard drives and cinema-worthy screens — will grow an estimated 20 percent this year over last. One look at our gorgeous selection, and it’s easy to see why. HP Compaq Elite 8300 Touch All-in-One Desktop PCImage courtesy of HPEnterprise SolutionHP Compaq Elite 8300 Touch All-in-One Desktop PC ($929)Hewlett-Packard forgoes higher prices and top-shelf specs to grab more corporate sales with the Elite 8300. You should consider it as well. With a slimmer posture than other models, this 23-inch, 1920 x 1080 resolution touchscreen can handle portrait or landscape orientation. Its plastic housing may look dated, but its durable and reliable 256 GB self-encrypting solid-state drive means there’s serious computing power under the hood.Key Specs: 1 TB hard drive; 16 GB DDR3 memory; DVD+/-RW drive; six USB drives; 2 megapixel webcam This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Dell XPS One 27Image courtesy of DellMultimedia MogulDell XPS One 27 ($2,000)It’s hard to tell if the 27-inch Dell is a TV or a PC, and perhaps that’s the point. Equipped with a TV tuner, Blu-Ray drive and remote control, it’s ideal for playing games or editing video. The 2560 x 1440 resolution display, gobs of RAM and an Nvidia 2 GB graphics card, along with an Intel Core i7 processor, prove brilliantly suited for the task. Bonus: optional touchscreen input means it can take advantage of Windows 8’s finger-worthy features.Key specs: 2 TB hard drive; 16 GB DDR3 memory; DVD+/-RW Blu-Ray Combo drive; four USB 3.0 drives; 1080p HD webcam; HDMI in/out; optional TV tuner This story appears in the November 2012 issue of . Subscribe » Lenovo IdeaCentre A720Image courtesy of LenovoFeeling InspiredLenovo IdeaCentre A720 ($1,949)Either upright or lying flat (due to a clever pivoting stand), this 27-inch touchscreen seems tailor-made for the new Windows 8 interface. Instead, it packs Microsoft’s older operating system and touch software. Why? Developers have yet to build business-centric desktop programs that capitalize on touch. When they do, the A720 will be ready. Key specs: 1 TB hard disk drive; 8 GB DDR3 memory; DVD+/-RW Blu-Ray Combo drive; four USB drives; 720p HD webcam; HDMI in/out; optional TV tuner   Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 3 min read December 4, 2012 Enroll Now for Freelast_img