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All-In-One Computers Technology Evolving Right Before Our Eyes

     Computers have experienced all sorts of innovation since first being developed and filling up entire rooms to complete simplistic tasks. We've seen the advent of personal computers, networking office solutions, the rise of the Internet, user-specific software, and, of course, the portable computers that became known simply as laptops. Today, we are experiencing a new revolution in the world of computing that is sure to set the standard for the future. This groundbreaking technology is what is referred to as the all-in-one computer.

What makes these types of computers "all-in-one" is the fact that the "tower" of the computer is situated within the monitor. Additionally, keyboards and mouses operate wireless, which helps significantly to cut down on the number of cords going to and fro. And, with the fact that most printers on the market today have wireless capability, that's one more cord that you don't need. In fact, the only cord you really do need is the one connecting your computer/monitor to a power source.

Operating Systems Geared For the Future

In the past, most operating systems for computers have been relatively primitive and even somewhat confusing. The persistent demand for operating systems to be more user friendly has finally been heard by companies like Microsoft and Apple, and the results are making computing at work and at home much easier. Around the time all-in-one computers were really starting to hit markets, Windows unveiled Windows 8, its latest operating system. Around that same time, Apple released OS X Mountain Lion, the most recent operating system in its fleet. Both of these systems have been praised for their ease of use and are designed to be sustainable for the future, instead of merely seeking to solve the problems of yesterday.

Multitasking With Updated Operating Systems

Multitasking used to not even be an option in computing at all; there simply wasn't enough random access memory (RAM) to do so. Nowadays, computers can run multiple applications, in multiple monitors with ease. The newer operating systems have utilized more and more ways to multitask and optimize screen space without making anything too difficult for the user. And speaking of multiple monitors, all-in-one computers today generally have larger screen sizes and operating systems that make the use of multiple monitors almost unnecessary, but still fully support usage with additional monitors.

Touch Screen Capabilities

Sure, touch screens are found in smart phones and tablets, but how about in desktop computers? The answer may be surprising, but it is yes. This is also a feature that the designers of Windows 8 and Apple OS X Mountain Lion considered when creating their operating systems, choosing larger desktop icons to make it easier for users to open and operate programs and applications. There is even a virtual keyboard similar to the ones on smart phones and tablets that can easily handle all typing tasks.

Desktop Portability? Yes!

For years actually up until recently desktop and portable were two words that did not even belong in the same sentence. Today, all that has changed, once again, thanks to all-in-one computers. Additionally, touch-screen technology has helped to make this not only feasible, but practical as well. Battery life is upwards of three hours on some devices. It is true that all-in-one computers are heavy, but we must remember that the technology is still new, and making the computers lightweight will surely be a focus for the future. Still, the portability of a desktop computer is a technological innovation that is absolutely worthy of praise, and one that we can expect to be a gateway into better technologies in the years ahead.

Taylor Thomas is a writer who has written for a number of publications. Mr. Thomas is able to offer insight on topics pertaining to technology.

Taylor Thomas is a writer who has written for a number of publications. Mr. Thomas is able to offer insight on topics pertaining to technology.

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Taylor Thomas is a writer who has written for a number of publications. Mr. Thomas is able to offer insight on topics pertaining to technology.

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