Japan’s Quixun has developed the GrandOpera LCD to prevent it from mis-happening (All-in-one monitor and PC units are convenient because of the space they save, but if either the monitor burns out or your computer dies). — A big fatty LCD with a slot in back for a small modular PC, the GrandOpera gives you the space-saving convenience of an all-in-one machine with the ability to separate the two components for fixin’ and replacin’. Coming in 32-, 37-, and 42-inch models, the GrandOpera monitors seem a bit large for normal PC use, and they come with just an analog TV tuner, which doesn’t give you great picture quality when used as a TV, so it seems to us Quixun needs to think through the concept a little more. But if you want a PC piggybacking on a gigantic monitor, this might be right up your alley. The PC is somewhat underpowered (just a Celeron processor), but since you can swap it out, you should be able to upgrade to something more powerful if you wish. The GrandOperas be released in Japan sometime in July with prices starting at $1,300 for the 32-inch model.
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