In tech, even if you on top of the stack, it doesn’t take long to fall to the bottom. Apple iMacs have been the go-to PC for creators and gamers for long, but the recent offerings from Microsoft, HP and Dell are going to topple the Cupertino giant game – as far as the iMac design is concerned.

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Many tech websites including the Verge have complemented Dell’s XPS 27 All-in-One desktop computer and the Microsoft Surface Studio as perfect companions for graphic artists.

Microsoft Surface Studio comes with a 28-Inch display that can convert into a drafting table for when digital artists want to draw or sketch on them. As for the Dell XPS 27 All-in-One is concerned, it comes with a colorful display that’s perfect for designers’ need to see accurate colors. Another highlighting factor in Dell’s design is the placement of speaker bar beneath the display.

If two aren’t enough to give Apple a run for its money, HP ENVY Curved All-in-One desktop is also here with a massive 32-inch display that’s perfect for gaming and watching movies or TV shows.

Both HP and Dell offerings are great for daily purposes, the HP one takes the lead in gaming. But, as far as the design is concerned, both of them are an eye catcher. However, the same cannot be said for iMacs, who don’t inspire innovation.

The situation gets more critical for Apple at Virtual gaming schemes. Nate Mitchell, Oculus’ co-founder and head of Rift, said that the Mac is incapable of supporting VR gaming — at least for now, as reported by TechCrunch.

PC Advisor has reported that new iMacs are expected to be launched this month and might make use of AMD’s new Ryzen 7 chips instead of Intel’s latest Kaby Lake processors. It will be interesting to see if Apple has some surprises at the launch event

  • Paolo Damiani

    Kind of a click bait-y headline.

    Until we see the new iMac, it will be hard to compare.

    The MS Surface Studio is beautiful but its base price exceeds that of a current loaded iMac5K.

    For once, Apple is the more reasonably priced choice. If Apple decides to finally kill the MacPro and through its weight behind high end iMacs, it will get interesting.

    Then again, maybe Apple will abandon the desktop, despite Cook’s assurances to the contrary.

    • Old Developer

      Your right this article is total click bait. The current iMac 27 inch 5K has a better screen resolution (iMac 5K 5120×2880, HP 3440×1440, Surface Studio 4500×3000, and Dell 4K 3830×2160) than any of these now. Same processor options as the Dell and Surface. Only the HP has the 7th generation Intel processors and better video card option. All of these have slower hard drives standard than the standard drive options on the iMac. Most of them don’t even have the port options that are on the current iMac.

      2017 iMac 27 inch is rumored to have the same Kaby Lake processors as the HP and the new AMD Polaris GPU comparable to the GPU the HP system and USB C ports with Thunderbolt 3.

      So other than touchscreen on the Surface Studio and Dell there isn’t much to recommend them vs the current iMac much less any updated iMac.