Again, see our deep-dive on desktop CPUs to understand the nuances of these higher-end choices. A desktop CPU gives you more power for complex content-creation work, PC gaming, or math and scientific projects. Faster processors with four, six, eight, or even as many as 18 cores will benefit software written to take advantage of the extra cores. The desktop version of a given CPU will consume more power and generate more heat than versions designed for laptops, which must be incorporated into environments that have less thermal and power-delivery leeway. A desktop CPU also has greater wiggle room to incorporate a key feature, multithreading, that allows each of the CPU’s cores to address two processing threads at a time instead of just one. Multithreading (which Intel calls “Hyper-Threading”) can deliver a major performance boost when engaged with suitably equipped software.
For people who don’t care as much about audio quality and just want loud enough audio to hear family members on the other end of a Skype call, the built-in speakers of an AIO should work just fine. Give some deep thought to the screen resolution, whatever the panel size. A 4K or even 5K resolution makes for a breathtaking screen, especially one that’s 27 inches or larger, but such resolutions often add significantly to the price. As a result, you may want to settle for a screen with a full HD or 1080p (1,920-by-1,080-pixel) native resolution and spend money to upgrade other components instead. Some buying concerns, no less crucial than the ones above, apply only to certain types of desktops. Deciding on a screen size and type is critical for AIO shoppers, for instance.
Some desktops feature a single-drive combination of an SSD and a hard drive, or a hard drive and special caching memory (notably, Intel’s Optane Memory). These solutions are faster than hard drives by themselves, but not as fast as a pure SSD. We still recommend avoiding them, where you can, in favor of a “true” SSD, considering how far prices have dropped in the last year or so. IT-manageable, security-conscious business desktops—most of them nowadays made by Dell, HP, and Lenovo—have their own pricing dynamic and tend to cost more, all else being equal. That’s because of their premium warranty or support plans, as well as the possible addition of enterprise-specific silicon focused on manageability or security.
With a few exceptions for business-oriented models, you will give up a lot of room for expansion in an AIO versus traditional desktop tower. Cracking open an AIO for an upgrade or fix, while not impossible, is a bigger deal than opening the side of a desktop tower. You’ll find plenty of them for sale, to be sure, and innovation never stops in the desktop market. But more people now than ever consider desktops an anachronism, heading straight to the laptop aisle instead for their next computer purchase. Microsoft’s Surface Studio 2 is a beautiful, pricey all-in-one desktop for artists, content creators, and professionals wedded to pen input.
As a designer, if you don’t fall in love with Lenovo Yoga A940’s thoughtful design, then we don’t know what will. This innovative all-in-one desktop boasts a stunning 27-inch 4K UHD display with up to 25-degree tilt, pen support and a rotating hinge for stability. It’s full of impressive features as well, like the Lenovo Precision Dial that you can attach on the left or right side of the hinge, whatever feels most comfortable for you and your process. And, unlike the best Macs, it offers 100% Adobe RGB support, an LED light at the bottom of the screen and even wireless smartphone charging. If you’re a content creator or designer, and you’re looking for an AIO that allows you a truly seamless workflow, this is the best computer for you. It alleges that he unlawfully disclosed Mr. Long’s source code to Defendant Verkade in violation of the licensing agreement between Mr. Long and Sensible.
Clearly, the conduct complained of is precisely the same as in Count I, the copyright-infringement claim. The alleged effect of the conduct is, perhaps, different; but we must find that Count III states a claim that is the equivalent of rights protected by 17 U.S.C. § 106. There is no dispute between the parties with regard to the first part of the test. It is well-established that computer source codes may be protected by copyright. Apple Computer, Inc. v. Franklin Computer Corporation, 714 F.2d 1240 (3d Cir.1983).
We have held that the intent of the parties was that a termination notice give a reasonable opportunity to cure. There is a factual question with regard to whether Sensible was previously on notice of Mr. Long’s grievances. If so, the notice of intent to terminate was sufficient to allow a cure. Given this remaining issue of material fact, we can not grant Sensible’s motion.