Asus Introduces 10-Point Multi-Touch AIO PC

Asus has finally introduced the ET2700 all-in-one (AIO) desktop that made its first appearance during CeBIT back in March. What made this AIO desktop so special was its 10-finger multi-touch support which still seems to be present in the final retail version. But Asus has also now thrown in a 580cc resonance chamber dedicated for low-range frequency audio signals.

At the heart of this AIO is a 27-inch multi-touch screen powered by Intel Core i7, i5 and i3 CPUs, depending on your wallet. For those with an unlimited budget, the high-end model will sport the Core i7-2600S CPU packing 8 MB of Intel Smart Cache, a base clock of 2.80 GHz and a Turbo boost clock of up to 3.8 GHz. Graphic acceleration will be powered by Intel HD Graphics only -- so far Nvidia and AMD options do not seem to be available, unfortunately.

"The ET2700 Series provides a technological leap in multi-touch interactivity, surpassing traditional two-finger multi-touch by providing full, 10-finger multi-touch capability. Pinch-to-zoom, rotate images, and scroll through webpages, all with ease," the company says.

As for other features, the Asus AIO provides two memory slots packed with 4 GB to 8 GB of DDR3 memory @ 1333 MHz. Storage consists of up to 2 TB on an HDD, and there's even a 2MP webcam for video conferencing and late-nite belly dancing on Ustream (ok maybe not). Network connectivity includes 802.11 b/g/n and 10/100/1000 Mbps, and there are numerous ports for connecting USB 2.0 and 3.0 gadgets, HDMI input for piping in your gaming consoles, an SD card reader, an optional TV jack and more. There's also a tray-in SuperMulti DVD/Blu-ray Combo or a Blu-ray writer, depending on the model.

"The 27-inch 16:9 Full HD LED screen of the ET2700 delivers more details of the high definition content; brings you more pleasure while playing games or watching movies," the company says. "Its super-sharp colors enhance your high-definition entertainment, graphics-intensive creative tasks, productivity applications, gaming adventures and Internet surfing. ET2700 Series features HDMI input, making it easy and convenient to convert for a separate display."

Actual pricing and availability is currently unknown, so stay tuned. For more information about the Asus ET2700 AIO desktop, including a full list of specs, head here.

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  • joytech22
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    Graphic acceleration will be powered by Intel HD Graphics only -- so far Nvidia and AMD options do not seem to be available, unfortunately


    Immediately turned me away.
    Not like my opinion counts to them anyway, it's not targeted at me. lol.

    Still.. It would be nice to have the option to buy one with a decent graphics card or a Llano APU inside.
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  • lockhrt999
    For some reasons I hate AIO PC.
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  • alyoshka
    I really can't see these AIO machines anywhere other than Shop Displays and Malls. I wonder why they try and tout them on the homefront when really people don't want such stuff at home.
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