Three All-in-One Workstations for Back to School

While your kids might think it’s too early to talk about Back to School, it’s likely that it’s on your radar already and it might have you thinking about investing in a new computer or upgrading an existing one. If that’s the case and you’re looking for something the whole family can use, I recommend an all-in-one workstation.


The beauty of an all-in-one is that it offers a powerful computer and more screen real estate than a laptop or tablet and wraps it up in one neat package. I’ve had one of these stations in my home for years and have found that it’s become a computing hub for the whole family, despite the fact that we all have our own laptops and tablets. This workstation is hooked up to our printer, stores all our media, and offers a great place for my kids to work on larger school projects that they might need our help with.


Of course, choosing the right all-in-one to fit your family’s needs and budget is essential. Keep in mind that an all-in-one is a longer term investment, one that you won’t want to make every year so invest in one that has room to grow with your family’s needs. Here are a few of my favourite all-in-one workstations for 2018:


Apple iMac Retina 4K or Apple iMac Retina 5K

Starting at $1,729


Although ours is getting pretty old, the Apple iMac is the all-in-one workstation is the one my family relies on. Apart from the fact that we’re all familiar with the Mac operating system, the iMac offers a powerful computer that’s great for a wide range of tasks. It can handle graphics well and has a great suite of tools for creating visual presentations and other media. It’s also sleek, taking up very little room considering how much power and screen real estate it offers. With the recent updates to the display to Retina 4K or Retina 5K, you won’t find a system that gives you a more vibrant and beautiful viewing experience. The iMac is available in a few configurations when it comes to specs so you can tailor the speed and performance to your family’s needs.


HP Envy Curved 34” All-in-One



If you prefer the Windows operating system, you can’t go wrong with the HP Envy Curved All-in-One. With an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM, and 1TB of storage this system is powerful enough to grow with your family’s needs, even if you’re power users. It also features a stunning curved display that offers an immersive experience that you just can’t get from a flat screen.


Microsoft Surface Studio

Starting at $4,599


The Microsoft Surface Studio might seem pricy but it offers an amazing experience, especially for those in creative studies or professions. This all-in-one features a touch screen that you can position upright or lay flat like a drafting table. Paired with the Surface Pen, it’s the perfect solution for creative types who like to paint, sketch, and edit photos. It’s also exceptionally powerful, boasting a 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 32 GB of RAM, and 2TB of storage. This machine will definitely meet all your family’s needs and leave lots of room for growth.

By Mike Agerbo

July 31, 2018