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    I need a new computer, and have just found out about these things called all-in-one computers (desktop with no tower). Having a sensitive ear condition, my first question is, do they make any noise at all comparable to the fan noise of a tower? Are they cooled by a fan or something else? Are they in any case quieter?
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    ..Just got a Samsung AIO and I am really enjoying it. It is very quiet. The screen resolution is very crisp, just like a good Samsung tv.
    I am not the most tech-savvy person, but I am finding Windows 8 to be pretty user friendly. I was reluctant to go for W-8 after being one of those who had Vista and hated it.
    Good luck.
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    So far I have only seen pictures online. Where do you insert a DVD or CD for burning or copying files?
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    a lot of the new computer are doing away with the cd drive so it can get thinner
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    Then how do you copy files for safekeeping?
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    There is a DVD drive on the right side.
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    The other nice feature is that we have a Smart tv, Samsung, and it was simple to wirelessly set up the connection between the two. Very user friendly.
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    I own a computer company aio are similar to laptops a lot of them even use same components. The bad thing is they usually don't last due to heat issues.
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    Is that because there's no fan? (Back to the question of noise or quietness.)
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    Well, I hope it lasts a while.
    :/
    I have been very satisfied with the quality of Samsung products and am hoping for the same with the new computer.
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    Does your Samsung have Norton or MacAfee (or something else)? My present computer has Norton Internet Security and I like it. I previously had some trouble with MacAfee, mainly, as I recall, because it got confusing with updates etc. The reason I ask is because I've been buying Dell computers, and the current Dells come with MacAfee.
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    I have an HP one and I love it.
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    To my knowledge there's no issues with heat or noise. My computer has no noise whatsoever nor does it get hot. I've had mine for over a year and its fantastic.
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    It's neither of those. I bought it at Best Buy and they recommended one that I wasn't familiar with called Titanium. I have used ESET before and really liked it, but the guys at the store were suggesting this one.
    Again..I am no tech guru. Hope this helps. BTW..all of the specs are available at the Samsung website if you want to take a look.
    Like Tebowism, I have had excellent experiences with HP as well. We have an HP AIO printer. It's a lifesaver.
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    I have a Dell all in one in my church office and I like it. I have not finished setting it up, but the early usage has been good. The DVD is on the left side and the USB on the right.
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    Have an HP I got at Office Depot for like $400 and love it
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    I have an old printer, an HP Laserjet 4, that I used for 20 plus years. It has one of those big, rectangular plugs (I don't know what they're called) that plugs into the back of the tower. Is there a place for this type of plug on all-in-one computers, or will I have to buy a new printer too?
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    It sounds like you are using a parallel cable which is rather fat and has large connectors. I have not seen any computers with parallel ports in many years. Printers today are USB, Ethernet or Wi-Fi these days.

    Printers are very cheap and will get cheaper the longer you wait given the dramatic reduction in purchases of printers in the last year. Not only are the various mobile devices like phones and tablets destroying the laptop business but significantly impacting printing as well.
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    Thanks. My old printer still works like a charm, has paid for itself many times over. I will keep it with the old computer, when I buy the new one, as a backup.

    Eventually, of course, they will stop selling the toner cartridges for it. I'm surprised they haven't already.
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    I've had one for years now and absolutely love it! I will be going with a MAC next, but All In One os the way to go for PC users.
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