The sales of desktop computers have declined drastically in the recent years but there are still many who rely on these power-packed machines to get their things done. Desktops are now confined majorly to offices and of course gaming enthusiasts. All the major manufacturers, including Apple, are willing to take over this small chunk of people by offering the best according to their respective requirement.
Amidst all the innovative and productive desktops that the companies are making based on Windows 10 OS, iMac seems to be losing the battle, at least in terms of design and innovation.
Dell’s XPS 27 is one such piece of hardware that can take over an iMac very easily. The best part of the PC is its bright and sharp 27-inch 4K display that covers 100 percent of the Adobe RGB colour space. Only designers and photographers know how important this is. Besides that, the XPS 27 also houses a 10-speaker sound system sitting right below the display, that is nowhere to be found on an iMac.
HP also has a similar All-in-One desktop but it comes with a massive 34-inch curved display. Unlike televisions, curved displays are more practical for desktops. The HP Envy Curved AIO simply floats before you with the minimal design and a razor-thin display with all the computing components placed neatly inside the pedestal.
If that wasn’t enough, the pedestal also houses a touch-controlled volume wheel on the right side, while the left side has a wireless charging spot for your smartphones. Along with all these unique features, this HP AIO also a hidden Windows Hello-compatible webcam that pops out from the top of the monitor.
And how can we forget the Microsoft Surface Studio which probably is the industry benchmark for craftsmanship. Its 28-inch display converts into a drafting table which is like a dream come true for digital artists with Surface Dial and Surface Pen. Though the Surface Studio is fairly underpowered considering its hefty price tag, but it definitely brings reform to how a desktop PC looks like.
Considering all the products and their innovative offerings, the Apple iMac stands nowhere in its current state. PC Advisor reported that the new iMacs will be announced this month itself but they aren’t expected to come with a groundbreaking design or innovation and would be a mere incremental upgrade. There were some reports that claimed iMacs to be coming with Ryzen 7 processors, but the latest reports say that iMacs would stick with Intel’s Kaby Lake processors for now.
Nate Michell, Oculus’ co-founder and head of Rift, told TechCrunch that the Mac isn’t capable of supporting VR gaming. The company may be looking for Mac support, but you can’t expect it come anytime soon. “We do want to do OS X (macOS) support for Rift, it’s not something that’s currently on the roadmap for — I can even say — the next six months,” Mitchell says.