There’s a lot of buzz on the Internet concerning All-in-One computers. If your busy legal nurse consulting business has kept you from seeing one of these and you don’t know what they are, an All-in-One is a computer that consists solely of a really big monitor, keyboard and mouse. Unlike most desktop computers, there’s no tower; the complete footprint is that of a large monitor. The hard drive, optical (CD/DVD) drive and generally high-quality speakers are built right into the display unit. USB, FireWire ports, microphone and headset jacks are discretely built into the side and back of the unit.
If your CLNC® business is cramped for space with very little desk room and no place for a traditional tower under or next to your desk, or you simply don’t want messy cords or cables uglifying your workspace, an All-in-One may be for you. Now the only cables coming off the back of your desk will be a single power cable and a network cable (unless you add a scanner). An All-in-One isn’t fully on a cost-competitive basis with a tower-based system and you’d mainly be buying it for the aesthetics. With a wireless keyboard and mouse, an All-in-One is a modernistic thing of beauty right out of a futuristic Sci-Fi movie. Plus if you have plenty of desk space and your office desk faces outward, an All-in-One is a great way to establish that power look and feel.
Until recently, All-in-Ones were hampered by lower speed processors and higher costs. Today, advances in processors have not only made these more affordable, but pricing is competitive with higher end towers. Your legal nurse consulting business’ computing needs may not cry out for an All-in-One, but for the CLNC® consultant working in a small space, it may be a life-saving necessity. Check out Gateway’s ZX models and the HP TouchSmart series and let me know what you think.
While you’re at it, you may consider an All-in-One printer-scanner-fax to totally cut the clutter from your legal nurse consulting business’ office space. I’ll cover those in a future blog.
Keep on techin’,
P.S. Comment and share your favorite space-saving tips for your legal nurse consulting business’ computers and peripherals.
4 thoughts on “Tom’s Tuesday Tech Tip: Certified Legal Nurse Consultants Think All for One and One for All – But Maybe Not All-in-One”
I am on my 2nd iMac (all-in-one). I will NEVER use a traditional tower setup, unless I need some serious processing power. It saves a bit of space and works flawlessly. It looks cool, too.
I’ve taken the “bull by the legs” so to speak and had some manly-man shorten the legs on my corner-type desk. Sure, now it isn’t the same height as some of the pieces that came with it, but GLORY BE, my feet now touch the ground. (no short jokes)
With a special cushion on my chair, I am so much more comfortable than ever. The cushion looks and acts like the top section of an exercise ball. The rounded top and the right amount of air inside urges me into good posture.
I have been working on a MAC for over 20 years, currently a Mac Book Pro laptop. A recent purchase of a lap book cushion with air circulation keeps my legs cool on a lengthy trip away from the desk.
Tom, can you tell us the difference between the AMD Athlon processor, and the i-series (i3, i5, i7)? I was told the AMD is “old”, and not to purchase any computer with the AMD processors. Thank you.
Marguerite – Here’s a link to information on both processor families. https://kb.wisc.edu/showroom/page.php?id=4927