When a PC, complete with monitor, washes up on the Beach I expect it to consist of more than one box. So you can imagine my surprise when the Averatec All-in-One (AIO) showed up from the Cyber Sea. Strongly favoring the latest iMac, albeit black, the AIO is a windows based PC that comes in a roughly 22 x 2 inch monitor box.
The AIO is no slouch, being powered by a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 CPU. The list of goodies that come in the single box include a 320gb drive, 2gb of DD2 RAM, nVidia GeForce 8400 graphics, and a built in 1.3 megapixel webcam, perfect for communicating with your online cohorts. The standard OS is Vista Home Premium.
The amenities include a wireless keyboard and mouse. For the multimedia users (and with a design this sleek it would be at home in about any setting), a MCE remote control is included for those times you would rather be kicked back and watching instead of working.
The Averatec All-in-One (AIO) is set to sell for around $1299, and it should be on the market in a couple of months. Just be sure that you do not confuse it for a special edition black iMac when you pick it up.
Aloha from the Beach