If you think modern desktop gaming PC cases are too big and bulky, but gaming laptops have too small screens for using as a full time desktop replacement, then you should check out All-in-One gaming PCs. Buying one will definitely clear up some space on your desk, compared to a similar size monitor plus a gaming tower. Having less cable clutter is also nice, especially when you also get wireless peripherals.
AiO computers have been around quite some time, but there have never been so many gaming capable All-in-One gaming PCs than now. Nowadays there are models that have normal off the shelf desktop components inside. This way you can upgrade your system in the future if you want something better or when something breaks. Because some high end AiOs can be equipped with top end graphics card like NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, difference between normal desktop gaming computers and gaming All-in-Ones has become quite slim. Unfortunately there are no All-in-Ones that have multiple GPUs or are based on high end AMD TR4 / Intel LGA 2066 socket platform. However these things are unnecessary for normal people.
If you are shopping for a gaming AiO, then you can either choose a 30+ inch customizable gaming computer or a weaker brand name All-in-One that is usually not very upgradeable. These aren’t the best bang for your buck. Look out for computers that have laptop parts in them.
Best All-in-One gaming PCs
There are currently multiple AiO gaming computers that can be had with a high end graphics card (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 or better). In North American market you can choose from 3 different barebones and multiple companies that can build your dream All-in-One gaming PC. Choice of components and prices can vary a lot between brands, you need to do some comparing to find the best value for money.
CUK Bionic is currently the fastest gaming AiO in the world. The top model has the highest end consumer gaming components like the 9th gen Core i9-9900K processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card and 32GB of DDR4 RAM. The design of the chassis is simple, not as “gamery” as some others. The 31.5 inch screen is flat, it has 2560×1440 resolution and 144Hz refresh rate. For some reason the configurator on their site does not have all the better parts, so you have to get it from on Amazon.com or Newegg.com. On their site you can get a pretty decent Al-in-One gaming computer for under $1400. They also sell the barebone for 500 dollars.
Gaming AiO computers with 32-inch curved screen
Velocity Micro PC Raptor One is the second fastest gaming AiO by graphics performance, they offer the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 as the best option, the fastest CPU they have is the 8th generation Intel Core i7-8700. The only overclockable processor is the 4 core Intel Core i3-8350K. Velocity Micro PC also has professional NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards as an option, which other companies doesn’t offer. This All-in-One is equipped with a 31.5-inch 2560×1440 resolution 144Hz curved display. Its 600W power supply should be sufficient for high end parts. Prices range from around $1900 to $6000 with configurations that have a workstation video card.
This AVADirect AiO uses the same barebone, but they don’t have so powerful graphics cards, best they have is a GeForce RTX 2070, however there are some AMD GPUs. Prices are from $1600 to over $5000 with better parts.
Gaming AiO computers with 34-inch curved screen
There used to be many companies that offered All-in-One gaming computers based on the 34-inch curved screen barebone. Most notable were CyberpowerPC, OriginPC and Maingear. Now you can only get it from Eluktronics. The chassis of this barebone can fit an ITX motherboard and a full size graphics card. It has a curved ultrawide display with 3440 x 1440 resolution, but the refresh rate is only 60Hz.
Prices of the Eluktronics AiO gaming PC start from $1899.95, for that price you get a 6 core Intel i5-8400 processor, 8GB of RAM and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card. If you just want the barebone chassis then you have to pay $999.00. Best CPU they have in the configurator is the Intel Core i9-9900K and the fastest GPU is GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, they don’t offer RTX video cards or anything from AMD. Besides their site, this All-in-One gaming PC is also available on Amazon.com.
CyberPowerPC Arcus 34 (not available)
CyberpowerPC used to offer Arcus 34 since 2016, but now it is not available anymore. You used to be able to customize it with Intel processors from Intel Core i3-8100 to the 8 core/16 thread Core i9-9900K. Cheapest graphics card were low end GeForce GT 1030 and Radeon RX 550, best were GeForce GTX 1080 and Radeon Vega 64. Most basic builds cost around $1500, top of the line configurations used to reach $3000-$4000.
ORIGIN PC OMNI (not available)
Origin PC also used to offer a gaming AiO and workstation Origin PC OMNI pro, but now both are unavailable.
Maingear Alpha 34 (not available)
Maingear hasn’t offered their Alpha 34 AiO for a long time, but back then they had very high end components, GeForce Titan X graphics and up to 18 core processors.
Other gaming AiO computers with high end GPU
Even though Microsoft Surface Studio 2 is not exactly a gaming PC, it can be equipped with a gaming capable GeForce GTX 1070. It is primarily meant for professionals and creative people. Its Intel Core i7-7820HQ processor is actually a Kaby Lake laptop CPU, it has only 4 cores / 8 threads, like older i7 desktop CPUs.