Al-in-One personal and business computers are really becoming popular, even more than anyone expected, especially after a whole year during which most IT companies harped about a different product type entirely (the disappointing ultrabooks).
Market watchers believe that all-in-one PCs will achieve sales levels 20% higher in 2013 than in 2012.
This is due to the price level ($500 / 500 Euro for a 20-inch model), Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system and, to a lesser extent, the addition of touchscreens.
Touch support is really just a consequence of the technology being available on everything else. Even though it is tiresome to hold out the hands and grasp at the display of the AiO, or a monitor, system builders can't just skip the feature, not when everything from phones to tablets and laptops have it.
At least touch support has reached the point where its impact on the final product price is negligible.
HP, Dell, Lenovo, Acer, ASUS and Samsung will all launch new AiO PC models next year.