When first checking out the Omni27 in the labs, someone was watching the local news on it. (Thanks to an optional TV tuner). I just stood there doing the math in my head: This self-contained PC is roughly the same size as the TV in my bedroom. With the HDMI-input, I can plug in a game system (or whatever other techno-centric things I want to see on the big screen). But, really, the Omni27 is also sleek-looking enough that the wife probably wouldn’t complain (too much) if I were to set it up anywhere around the house.
OK, so we’ve established that I like how it looks. I already dig the redesign of the all-in-one Omni 220 with the two aluminum struts supporting the whole frame. And this bigger brother is that much sleeker thanks to the edge-to-edge glass panel. I really didn’t get much in the way of playtime with the Omni27, but I did grab my trusty Kodak ZI-8s and chatted for a few minutes with Mark Baerenstecher about the ins-and-outs of the new all-in-one PC. (Quick disclaimer: Mark is a worldwide product manager and some components/features will vary by region.)
Like I said, not much in the way of personal hands-on time with the Omni27 yet, but I did want to break down a couple highlights for you:
The 27-inch panel can tilt up to 25 degrees.
Options for multi-core CPUs, discrete GPUs and up to 3TB of storage. (Pro-tip: Go for the higher-RPM hard drives).