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MSI Prices Its 27-inch All-In-One Gaming PC

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MSI has revealed more information on the pricing of its 27" All-in-One Gaming PC.

Earlier we showed you the AG2712, MSI's new gaming All-In-One PC. We've now been provided with more information on the computer, including its pricing and available configurations.

We already knew that all versions of the AG212 will feature the Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 MX Graphics card, a media card reader, HDMI and VGA outputs, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0 ports and a variety of Ivy Bridge i5 and i7 CPUs for users to choose from. The system will also feature a HDMI input which will allow it to serve as a dedicated monitor and so should allow it to remain useful even when the hardware inside becomes obsolete.

The 27" LCD display will have a native resolution of just 1920 by 1080, rather than the 2560x1440 found on other popular displays of this size and can be equipped with a touch screen for a currently unknown price. The units will also sport an optical drive, although it is not known as to whether it is Blu-ray capable.

As is common practice with All-in-One computers, the hardware inside is based on a mobile platform and can be expected to be refreshed once Haswell is released and the USB 3.0 problems are resolved.

MSI's All-in-One Gaming AG2712 system will come out end of March in Europe, with a hefty starting price tag of €1,799. By today's exchange rates that is about $2350, although US pricing will probably be lower since the EU price includes VAT.

For those wanting a more affordable computer, MSI will also be releasing a cheaper 22" version, the AG2212, which starts of with a Core i3 CPU and features discrete graphics as an optional extra.

 

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    tokencode , March 14, 2013 3:04 PM
    The phrase "complete rip-off" comes to mind
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    rad666 , March 14, 2013 3:55 PM
    So, basically it's an over-priced, over-sized notebook?
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    tokencode , March 14, 2013 3:04 PM
    The phrase "complete rip-off" comes to mind
  • 7 Hide
    whiteodian , March 14, 2013 3:34 PM
    LOL at that price. I could build a sweet small form factor gaming PC and get a good 27" screen with hundreds to spare.
  • 10 Hide
    rad666 , March 14, 2013 3:55 PM
    So, basically it's an over-priced, over-sized notebook?
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    halcyon , March 14, 2013 3:57 PM
    ^...but it wouldn't be made my MSI. LOL. They say one's born every moment.
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    Traciatim , March 14, 2013 4:02 PM
    I really don't understand how products like these sell. It's got all of the disadvantages of a laptop/notebook, but none of the advantages. Why not just buy a similarly spec'd laptop and then a monitor for for when you want to use it on a desk?
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    whyso , March 14, 2013 5:15 PM
    Wow, the 27 inch imac is substantially better for the money. Suprised to say this but the top end imac costs only slightly more and you get a 675mx, and a 1440p screen.
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    spat55 , March 14, 2013 5:46 PM
    Rip off like the other guy said, build one for £800 with more power and save half your money!
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    christarp , March 14, 2013 6:03 PM
    27 inch imac is a better deal and better looking
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    blazorthon , March 14, 2013 7:03 PM
    When Apple can win a value comparison with one of their poor value products, you know that the other guy's product is more than a mere rip-off, but close to being outright robbery, lol.
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    Vlad Razvan , March 14, 2013 7:54 PM
    whysoWow, the 27 inch imac is substantially better for the money. Suprised to say this but the top end imac costs only slightly more and you get a 675mx, and a 1440p screen.


    And can't play most games. No thank you.

    At the right price this machine would be very interesting, but as many users pointed out, it's just a laptop without kb/mouse and battery.

    Besides, you can get barebones in this form factor (AIW) from other companies (like Gigabyte), and they use a micro-ITX mainboard, allowing for easy upgrade using cheaper an widely available desktop parts.
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    blazorthon , March 14, 2013 8:12 PM
    Quote:
    whysoWow, the 27 inch imac is substantially better for the money. Suprised to say this but the top end imac costs only slightly more and you get a 675mx, and a 1440p screen.


    And can't play most games. No thank you.

    At the right price this machine would be very interesting, but as many users pointed out, it's just a laptop without kb/mouse and battery.

    Besides, you can get barebones in this form factor (AIW) from other companies (like Gigabyte), and they use a micro-ITX mainboard, allowing for easy upgrade using cheaper an widely available desktop parts.


    OSX has WINE-like programs. I bet that we could get most modern Windows games to run on it just fine even if we didn't want to simply install Windows on it for dual-boot or complete replacement.
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    ChiefScooter , March 14, 2013 8:13 PM
    Vlad, you can Bootcamp the iMac and play any game you want. The iMac has 1TB of storage in it if you get the regular, non SSD drives, so there is plenty of room for a Windows partition. The iMac is the best deal in All-In-Ones at the moment, with better parts than most of the competition for comparable prices, and a sexy look to boot.
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    STravis , March 14, 2013 8:49 PM
    Vlad RazvanAnd can't play most games. No thank you. At the right price this machine would be very interesting, but as many users pointed out, it's just a laptop without kb/mouse and battery.Besides, you can get barebones in this form factor (AIW) from other companies (like Gigabyte), and they use a micro-ITX mainboard, allowing for easy upgrade using cheaper an widely available desktop parts.


    Dude, you really don't know what you're talking about. You would have been better off keeping your yap shut rather than opening it and letting us know what a fool you are.

    Ok, that was harsh; withdrawn.
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    fuzzion , March 14, 2013 11:22 PM
    ChiefScooterVlad, you can Bootcamp the iMac and play any game you want. The iMac has 1TB of storage in it if you get the regular, non SSD drives, so there is plenty of room for a Windows partition. The iMac is the best deal in All-In-Ones at the moment, with better parts than most of the competition for comparable prices, and a sexy look to boot.


    Are you an Apple-paid commentator for forums?
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    ChiefScooter , March 14, 2013 11:41 PM
    fuzzionAre you an Apple-paid commentator for forums?


    Definitely not. Been using Microsoft products since DOS. Regardless of what anyone thinks of Apple and their products and practices, you still cannot deny that at the moment, the iMacs are among the best offerings the All-In-One market has. I have researched other manufacturers and their products, and they all come in with higher price points with comparable hardware and specifications. Feel free to prove me wrong.
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    icemunk , March 15, 2013 4:20 AM
    These types of expensive all-in-one gaming systems are for people with more money than sense.
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    brendonmc , March 15, 2013 5:18 AM
    Wow! What an over-priced, low spec'd pc. The 27" IMac is a masterpiece of engineering and is cheaper, though not touch screen. The dell U2711 is not touch either but looks equally amazing if you just HAVE to run windows. Touch screen on a desktop just doesn't make sense.
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    janetonly42 , March 15, 2013 6:39 AM
    Oh hell no, I'll take a 27" iMac any day over this. Bootcamp the thing if I want to play the selection of games for Windows. But since STEAM is running just fine on OS X now, no need to infect the MAC with Windows spyware.
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    d_kuhn , March 15, 2013 8:41 AM
    MSI needs to revise their pricing estimate down about $800 - then they may have something. The iMac OWNS this product/price/performance location.

    Even if it was a grand... I'd not buy ANY 27" all in one with only a 1080p screen, 1440p is barely enough res for 27".
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    Anonymous , March 15, 2013 10:37 AM
    if it cost more than apple and offers less than its just a complete fail, good selling any of these msi