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...
Conclusion: But if you're happy with 1080p resolution (which is optimal for HD media playback), and you're willing to spend some time uninstalling some unnecessary software, the Omni 27-1015t is a solid family and media PC. We just wish the Blu-ray drive didn't add an extra $100 to the asking price.
Pros: Large, bright screen, Good productivity performance, Excellent audio, Upgradable
Cons: Lack of a touch screen makes a future Windows 8 upgrade less appealing, Blu-ray drive costs $100 extra, Competing Dell and Apple systems offer higher resolution
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
Summary: When we reviewed the HP TouchSmart 610-1030a all-in-one last year, we questioned just how useful most users would find the touch interface on a desktop PC. Thankfully HP has provided a non-touch alternative for those not likely to find much benefit from (and aren’t willing to pay extra for) a...
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.