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Tangent Multi-touch AIO PC Packs Nvidia Ion

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 8 comments

For consumers looking for a high-end all-in-one PC, Tangent just might have the rig for you.

Tangent has quietly launched a tasty all-in-one PC that features a 20.1-inch, resistive dual-touch screen, Nvidia Ion graphics, and a dual-core Intel Pentium processor. Granted all-in-one PCs like Tangent's VITA 2000 aren't exactly tailored for hardcore enthusiasts looking to expand with meatier components, but this compact rig-in-a-screen may be well suited as a secondary PC for work, finances, multimedia, or to play World of Warcraft in the closet.

With a clear base and frame surrounding the AIO's screen, the VITA 2000 looks rather slick. Powered by Windows 7, and sporting a native resolution of 1600 x 900, users will find six USB ports, 1 eSATA port, VGA, RJ45, HDMI, and SPDIF ports on the back of the machine.

The VITA 2000 also boasts a 4-in-1 card reader, a 1.3MP webcam with microphone, two integrated 3W HiFi speakers, a Slim DVD super multi drive, and integrated wireless connectivity (Gbit LAN). There's even an expansion slot for a 1x mini PCIe card.

Depending on your wallet, Tangent is offering some pre-purchase customization. Consumers can choose between the Intel Pentium T4300 and T4500 CPUs, up to 4 GB of DDR2 memory, and up to 2 TB of storage (3.5-inch SATA2). Tangent added that the base is detachable, allowing consumers to mount the VITA 2000 with a VESA adapter.

Pricing for the VITA 2000 starts at $1,695, however this is one of those deals where consumers will need to request a quote. Still, the AIO doesn't look too shabby... let's hope they're not a pain to actually purchase.

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    scotts06 , May 14, 2010 9:50 PM
    "High end" and "Nvidia Ion" should not be used in the same sentence.
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    jryan388 , May 14, 2010 10:38 PM
    Well considering most people buying this would be used to intel...
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    sliem , May 14, 2010 10:46 PM
    Too expensive.
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    micky_lund , May 15, 2010 4:45 AM
    pentium dual core is now classified as high-end, and used for a gaming system...
    hate to see the entry level
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    JohnnyLucky , May 15, 2010 9:55 AM
    I definitely would not consider the all-in-one a high end item.
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    igot1forya , May 15, 2010 6:35 PM
    sliemToo expensive.

    Knock about $900 off the price and then we'll start talking.
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    anamaniac , May 16, 2010 8:14 AM
    It's just a bigger than a usual tablet PC with a stand.

    How about a AIO with a 5870m, i7 730QM, 4GB RAM, 2TB 3.5" HDD.
    You know, like a really high end laptop, just not as portable, but with specs that the price can be justified. :) 
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    jchoefer , May 17, 2010 2:20 PM
    Considering you can buy an over-priced Apple iMac that has better specs (with the exception of a multi-touch screen) for way less, I can't see the touchscreen and VESA mounting being worth the $400+ difference.