Apple iMac vs All-in-one PCs

intel has recently launched the release of its 6th generation Skylake CPU's.

Since my laptop might be out dated, I can still use it, but for work I need bigger screen. so this is the what choices I have to upgrade my current system. Now that computers have much more speed capabilty to handle all needs, including video playback / editing, which means these are in our pocession for a much longer. Although now we need quality to last.


iMac with Retina 4K display £1400

iMac with Retina 4K display
Screen size 21.5" 4K
Processor - Intel® Core™ i5 or i7
- Quad-core
- 3.3 GHz / 3.8 GHz with Turbo Boost

HDD 1TB 5400-rpm


Thunderbolt 2

Alluminium Body

Lenovo Ideacentre AIO 700 - £899

Lenovo Ideacentre AIO 700
Screen size 23.8" FHD Touchscreen
Processor - Intel® Core™ i7-6700
- Quad-core
- 3.4 GHz / 4 GHz with Turbo Boost

HDD - 2TB 7200-rpm

12GB RAM - 2100MHz DDR4

Intel® RealSense™ 3D Camera

JBL® stereo speakers

Inspiron 24 7000-Series - £1000

Dell Inspiron 24 7000-Series
Screen size 23.8" FHD
Processor - Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ
- Quad-core
- 3.5 GHz with Turbo Boost

HDD - 1TB 5400 rpm + 32GB mSATA SSD

16GB RAM - 2100MHz DDR4

Scren can be angled flat or lowered.
Intel® RealSense™ 3D Camera

Acer Aspire U5-710 - £999

Acer Aspire U5-710
Screen size 23.8" HD
Processor - Intel® Core™ i7-6700T
- Quad-core
- 2.8 or 4.0 GHz with Turbo Boost

HDD - 2TB 5400-rpm

RAM - 1800MHz DDR3 or DDR4

Intel® RealSense™ 3D Camera


I have owned my current PC laptop for 5 years, and since its an i7 (2.6 - 3.3 turbo) It performs well, but has outdated USB, slow 5400rpm Hard disk.. Plus some of the keys have become defective. The DVD drive is busted but hardly neccessary nowadays.

So my goal was to get a new device with USB 3 or faster, for accessing and edit direct to ext HDD and USB Sticks.
Also to edit 4k Video, which it already takes long enough when rendering quality 1080p 50p.

I noticed that intel had recently released there 6th gen chips know as Skylake. I read this is a big improvement in over a decade.
Also being Quad core would double my CoreDuo. And with this out comes DDR4 with a blistering speed of 2100MHz. My laptop is 1086MHz. So this would hopefully render video much faster, along with photo editing anything else open in memory.


New 6th Gen Intel® Processor:
Built to outperform.
The new standard for PC performance has arrived with Intel® 6th Gen Core™ processors! From the blazing fast startups to natural interaction through touch, voice and facial recognition, you immediately realize the bar has been raised. Amazing responsiveness lets you rocket between apps and browsing. 4K Ultra HD video content leaps off the screen. And, by enabling the exciting Windows 10 features, the 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 processors empower you to unleash your imagination and explore the possibilities.

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