What goes around comes around. The iMac has always been an all-in-one system, easily the most popular on the planet. Windows PC makers never quite got it right, but now demand for all-in-one models is growing. From DigiTimes:
Promotions and demand for all-in-one PCs have been weaker than expected as the prices of all-in-one PCs remain higher than same-grade desktop PCs. But all-in-one PC sales recently have increased due to seasonality.
All-in-one models represent higher unit prices, hence higher profit margins. What kind of numbers?
The all-in-one PC market is expected to reach around 10 million units in 2010, and 12-14 million units in 2011… All-in-one PCs currently see better demand from the enterprise market, and its overall market is expected to increase as prices get more competitive with better touch features.
Yes, everyone loves those all-in-one PC touch screens. Like the ones at McDonald’s and Burger King.