Summary: As far as All-in-One desktop computers go, the larger is certainly the better. And you can’t just slap on the biggest screen and claim the crown; you’d have to encompass every aspect that makes an AIO a good AIO — namely, the specs, audio and display quality.
Pros: Large, brilliant display, Great audio, Good performance
Excerpt: Earlier this year I had the opportunity to take a look at HP's TouchSmart 520 All-In-One , a 23-inch multi-touch system powered by a second-generation Intel Core i7 processor . The system was one of the best AIO solutions I reviewed to date, but that was before the HP Omni 27 showed up at my front...
Summary: We thoroughly enjoyed working on the Omni 27. The all in one is a slick and powerful desktop that was very good at multitasking and handling all kinds of programs. It was particularly notable at running games, which can't be said for many all in ones.
Pros: Quick and Powerful:, Quiet and Cool:, Software:, Beats Audio:, Games:
Cons: The Hinge:, Screen Darkening:, Pop-Ups:, No Touchscreen?!:
Conclusion: HP’s new all-in-one is bigger, but is it better? We’re afraid the answer is no. The larger display obviously costs HP more to acquire, and that cost is passed on to the user. A base price of $1,199 is far from outrageous – in fact, this is towards the less expensive end of the desktop systems we...
Conclusion: If you plan on doing loads of HD video editing or other time-consuming, CPU-demanding tasks, you may want to configure the Omni 27 with a more powerful CPU, or opt for the Asus ET2700INKS, which is a smidge cheaper than a similarly upconfigured Omni 27, and comes with a compact external subwoofer,...
Pros: Large-screen PC at a relatively low price, Decent productivity performance, Excellent audio, Upgradable
Cons: High-end configuration is pricier than similar Asus model, Lack of a touch screen makes a future Windows 8 upgrade less appealing
Conclusion: The HP Omni 27 is an attractive all-in-one desktop with a huge 27-inch screen. It's perfect for watching both online and Blu-ray movies, and has the power to create those movies, if you have cinematic hobbies.
Pros: Huge screen. HDMI-in with "Game Mode". USB 3.0. Blu-ray. 15 month subscription to Norton Internet Security. Quad Core Multimedia performance. Beats Audio. Subwoofer option.
Cons: 1,920 by 1,080 resolution has fewer pixels than the 27-inch iMac. Bloatware.
HP Omni 27-1015t All-in-One Review: Beautiful, Affordable, Boring
7 July 2012
Excerpt: As all-in-one desktops go, the HP Omni 27-1015t is a fairly standard entry. Though the screen is large and attractive, overall this machine lacks the “wow” factor necessary for it to stand out among the competition.
HP's Omni Brings Exuberant 27" Infotainment to the All-In-One PC
2 April 2012
Summary: The all in one PC has metamorphosed from a dreary home office essential into a device that's versed in top-notch multimedia. Up until now, Apple's iMac has dominated the 27" segment, motivating customers to abandon the Windows operating system for Apple's OS X.