What is the difference between a Panel PC and an All in One PC?

Front side of a Panel PCIn a recent conversation with one of our customers, the question came up, what the difference is between a Panel PC and an “All in One PC”. Nowadays, a Panel PC and an “All in One” are not that different anymore. Although the two terms of Panel PC and “All in One PC” differentiate the varied areas of application. The “All in One PC” is familiar from the one page advertisements published by the PC dealers and discounters. The demographic that buys this type of PC, are people that want the monitor and computer to be in one housing, so that they can save on space and cables.


Panel PC and the “All in One PC” – The differences are minimal

The Panel PC is primarily used in the industrial sector. Just as the name suggests, the PC is comprised of a panel and a PC. Panel means screen, also called display. This can be a LCD, a TFT, a LED TFT or LCD TFT display. There are more panels that have touch screen fields, as one might find on a smartphone or iPhone. Additionally the Panel PC also has a complete PC, as one might find in a “All in One PC”. There are no limits for this PC, as well as the “All in One PC”, within of the current technical possibilities. A Panel PC can be outfitted with a variety of processors, storage and graphic capabilities. It can have a variety of interfaces, such as DVI and HDMI interfaces or a number of USB connections as well.Panel PC front and back side

24/7 components for the Panel PC

If one were forced to name one criteria that would differentiate a Panel PC from an “All in One PC”, then we would surely have to name the installed components that are in a Panel PC. A Panel PC is primarily fitted with PC components, that are designed to be used long term. The industry term for this continual use is 24/7.


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