The nontouch Omni 220-1080qd offers a strong configuration at a fair price. It's faster than its predecessor and adds a Blu-ray player. It also comes with an excellent selection of ports. The only drawback is a lack of an HDMI-in port for connecting it to a TV or projector.
The Omni's 21.5-inch display is a good size, with a full 1920-by-1080-pixel resolution and adequate brightness. The matte screen also minimizes glare and reflections, although it's not as good for off-axis viewing angles as the touch-screen models in some all-in-one PCs we've tested.
Like the Apple iMac, the Omni has a slim, uniformly colored black plastic chassis and a 21.5-inch LCD monitor with a native resolution of 1680 by 1080 pixels (full HD). It's held up by a bent arm much lik...
The Omni has a powerful Core i7 processor and a big 1TB hard drive. It also has two USB 3.0 ports, and an Ethernet port. Its wireless network connection supports 802.11n, which offers improved performance over older standards. The Omni includes a wired keyboard and mouse, both of which are mediocre. The mouse has regular buttons and feels stiff for typing, while the keyboard has a small, flat keyboard with keys that are hard to press.
The Omni's energy-efficient dual-core AMD Athlon II X2 260u processor delivers acceptable desktop performance, with fast enough graphics processing to handle most games. It runs cool and doesn't require noisy fans. Its ATI Radeon HD 6450 discrete graphics card is capable of playing most current games at medium settings.