While all those other all-in-ones are looking to rob you blind (not really), Lenovo’s banking on cheapness with its C100 all-in-one PC. So let’s start with the price: $399 for a PC with an 18.5-inch, 16:9 screen. Thickness is not too shabby either, measuring 2 inches deep from the front of the screen. The catch? An Intel Atom 330 processor, which isn’t the best for watching video. Still, with 2 GB of RAM, a 320 GB hard drive, a DVD burner/reader, four USB ports and Windows XP included, you could do a lot worse for $399. For an extra $50, the C300 has a larger screen, more storage and HD graphics. Both are on sale now.
HP’s got a bold new strategy for its newest computers: Dress up like a Mac. The latest attempt is the HP MS200, an all-in-one PC whose angled stand looks a bit familiar, even if the colors are different. Previously, we saw the MacBook Pro-like Envy, with its aluminum coating and slim figure. The MS200 has a 1.5GHz Athlon X2 processor and a Radeon HD 3200 integrated video card, plus a 320 GB hard drive 2 GB of RAM, a DVD burner and a Web cam. One thing that’s decidedly not Apple here is the price, at $599. Pick it up, with Windows 7 packed in, on October 22.