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conclusion:We're mixed

78 March 18th 2012 12:54 pm

If you want an all-in-one, space-saving, big-screen PC, HP's Omni 27 may be the best alternative to the 27-inch iMac, and has some features you won't find on the iMac, including a Blu-ray drive and a better sound system. It's also cheaper than the iMac, going for about $1,200 vs. $1,700 for the iMac. But it lacks a dedicated graphic card, something we think is critical for an entertainment PC. The iMac is a more powerful computer, provides more flexibility for expansion and, yes, runs Windows.

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PC Mag Mar 14, 2012

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.

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PC World Mar 14, 2012

If you're looking for a big, beautiful all-in-one that's not a Mac, the HP Omni 27 is a very attractive choice. ... It slacks off a little in some areas--the absence of a discrete graphics card, for instance, is a drawback for people who want to perform graphics-intensive tasks.

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CNET Mar 6, 2012

The HP Omni 27 is unique among Windows-based all-in-ones for its large display. Other than that, this is only an average computer, with middling features for its price tag. The screen might be enough for some, but ..., waiting for the field to develop is the most value-conscious strategy.

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