MSI is rolling out what they claim to be the world’s first All-In-One Gaming series PC. Say hello to gaming in a new, previously unthought of desktop PC dimensions.
All-In-One PCs are in now. They consume less space, integrate touch displays, people like them, what else? Perhaps the price is a bit too steep, but we see that coming down in the near future as AIO PCs get more and more popular. A price cut can also be triggered by a cut in the price of laptop components, as many AIO PCs use laptop parts instead of traditional desktop parts to fit everything into a tight space.
MSI AG2712A AIO Quick Specs:
- Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4 GHz Quad Core CPU
- AMD Radeon HD 8970M GPU, 2 GB GDDR5
- Up To 8 GB DDR3 RAM
- 27-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) LED backlit LCD Monitor
- 10-point Capacitive Touch Screen
- 1 TB HDD/128 GB SSD
- 2 MP 1080p Front Camera
- THX TruStudioPro Virtual Sound System
- 180W Power
MSI uses Military Class II components in their new AIO, promising longevity. The display is said to integrate anti-glare and render flicker free content. Also, MSI boasts of a feature dubbed “Instant Display” which allows the monitor to be used as the output for consoles such as the X360 and the PS3. You can quickly switch between external display and the PC using the dedicated OSD key.
Honestly, the AIO Gaming PC looks great. It is that compact desktop gaming PC that many minimalist users will love to have on their table, yet MSI chose to use Intel’s 2012 Core processor (Ivy Bridge) instead of the latest Haswell processor. Perhaps this was done to ensure immediate shipping of the product. We sincerely hope that MSI adds an option to include a Core i7 Haswell part some time later when the parts are readily. I believe that will happen the same time we see Haswell based laptops go on sale.