Averatec 18.4" all-in-one PC review

Averatec recently released an All-In-One PC aimed at the general computer user. This desktop 18.4" system employs Intel's Atom mobile processor and comes in a very small and aesthetically pleasing package which sells for $490.

The base of the All-In-One PC is roughly one square inch larger than a standard 10" netbook. Despite being nearly the same size, Averatec has managed to include an optical drive, something we aren't used to seeing in a footprint this small.

Technical specifications are similar to most netbooks, with an Intel Atom N270 processor operating at 1.6 GHz, Intel 945MS + ICH7 chipset, 1GB of DDR2 memory, 160 GB hard drive spinning at 5400 RPM, 10/100 LAN and 802.11 b/g WLAN, all running on Windows XP Home Edition.

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16 Comments

kraized said,
But what does a receptionist want with an 18-inch screen?

I support a few Dental offices and the receptionists love their 19" widescreens -- their dental software uses the entire widescreen and they fit an entire week of appointments on one screen without having to scroll.

OUrs at work have 19in, so a 18.4in would be fine, do you know how many calendars and conference rooms they are constantly trying to manage while also taking calls, and writing emails?

Infact the 1.6GHz and only 1GB might be to slow for the receptionist at my work.

Indeed, in fact currently a 19" cost almost the same than a 17" and its pretty hard to obtain a small one or a non-widescreen.

I would think a 22" widescreen option would justify a $50-100 price increase. 18" is just too small these days. I think 19" is about as small of a screen that people will want to work on these days.

Shadrack said,
I would think a 22" widescreen option would justify a $50-100 price increase. 18" is just too small these days. I think 19" is about as small of a screen that people will want to work on these days.

LOL. 19" "class" LCD's include 18.x" LCDs at most stores... Is .6" of diagonal going to kill someone? The LCD mentioned here is 1680x945 resolution which is a bit odd, considering most 19" widescreens are 1440x900.

ir0nw0lf said,
LOL. 19" "class" LCD's include 18.x" LCDs at most stores... Is .6" of diagonal going to kill someone? The LCD mentioned here is 1680x945 resolution which is a bit odd, considering most 19" widescreens are 1440x900.

16:9

I'm not a fan. Would rather have 16:10.

Surprised by the 1GB of RAM though. Would have thought 2GB would be the norm, especially for this price where you can go to dell, buy a Core 2 Duo with 20" LCD for the same price

Ricardo Gil said,
So a PC with a screen on top is now an AiO?

I guess they consider this an AIO like the old iMacs with everything in the base... I consider an AIO when everything is located behind the screen, but ok...

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