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MSI Ships 3D Multi-Touch All-In-One PC

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This all-in-one rig sports Intel core i7 and AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5730 graphics.

Tuesday MSI said that the world's first 3D multi-touch all-in-one PC, the Wind Top AE2420 3D, is now heading to the North American market. The rig's biggest selling point is that it addresses the current lack of available 3D content by converting almost any 2D media--whether its a DVD rental or a home movie--into 3D. While that sounds great, the price doesn't, "starting" at $1,799.

According to the specs, the AIO rig sports an Intel Core i7-860 processor clocking at 2.8 GHz. It also features a 23.6-inch 120 Hz LED backlit panel with Full HD and multi-touch support, 4 GB of DDR3 memory, a 1 TB SATA2 hard drive, a Blu-ray drive, discrete AMD (ATI) Mobility Radeon HD 5730 graphics with 1 GB of DDR3 VRAM, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi networking, USB 3.0, one pair of active shutter glasses, a 1.3MP webcam with microphone and more.

"Most people don’t realize that MSI has been making the guts of PCs for more than 20 years, and we were the first to launch the 10 inch netbook, which is now the most popular form factor on the market," said Andy Tung, vice president of sales, MSI US. "By bringing the world’s first 3D all-in-one PC to North America, MSI is continuing to introduce people to the future of computing."

MSI said that the new 3D AIO PC will be available online at MWAVE.com, NEWEGG.com, TigerDirect.com and Amazon.com. Local retail stores here in the States will include J&R Computers and Music and B&H Photo and Video, starting September 20th. The 3D AIO PC will also be available locally in Canada at Canada Computer and Groupe Sonxplus around the same timeframe.

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    sabot00 , September 15, 2010 12:07 AM
    3D and all-in-ones don't mix very well, the 5730, with its 400SP's can barely drive 2D at that resolution.
    Something like 5770 (desktop) would be a MUCH better idea, and frankly, for $1,799 I would rather a 3D + Mobility 5870 over a 3D + Touch + 5730.
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    falchard , September 15, 2010 2:26 AM
    Why didn't they use the Mobility 5870? Its not like how much power it draws matters when it plugs into the wall.
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    dotaloc , September 15, 2010 2:37 AM
    ...so it's a few hundred dollars more than an iMac and comes with a Blu-ray drive, USB 3.0, a core-i7 (vs i3), 3D + shutter glasses, and multi-touch. to be fair, the mobile graphics in this thing are likely inferior to the iMac's 5670.

    still sounds a little pricey, but not that bad if we are comparing it to apple (time for a refresh?). i'm still just not convinced that i need either 3d (at all) or touch-screen (for non portable devices), although i don't mind the feature.

    the older brother of this thing is on newegg for $1300, i think. still am not really interested, but wouldn't mind winning one in a contest or something.
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    theoutbound , September 15, 2010 4:10 AM
    For 3D movies this would undoubtedly perform well, but it's gaming capabilities seem to be an afterthought. I'm still not interested in the 3D fad and this does little to excite me. I'm also still uncertain what the touch is for. Combining 3D and multi-touch seems to be a bit of a waste unless 3D play and stop buttons are the selling point of this device.
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    agnickolov , September 15, 2010 4:45 AM
    So when did AMD start offering 3D? Last I checked, only nVidia had 3D support...
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    dEAne , September 15, 2010 5:02 AM
    AMD is offering 3D?
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    eusebe , September 15, 2010 7:09 AM
    3D and touch screen... I don't think it's a good mix...
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    Vladislaus , September 15, 2010 7:34 AM
    agnickolovSo when did AMD start offering 3D? Last I checked, only nVidia had 3D support...

    Perhaps they're using IZ3D or DDD.
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    eusebe , September 15, 2010 7:40 AM
    It's been some months that AMD has announced that their 3D solution was "open" to any company who wants to provide 3D matterial (compared to the one of nVidia that is providing its own binoculars).
    We finally see some companies following AMD, wich is a good sign
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    Drag0nR1der , September 15, 2010 8:29 AM
    *waves finger randomly 4" in fron of screen* huh? ... oh *slams fingertips in to screen* stupid depth perception
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    jgutz2006 , September 15, 2010 4:06 PM
    who cares about the 3d, I think it would be absolutely amazing to have an all in one with a small battery, like just enough to easily move from the kitchen to a bedroom/office/kitchen without cutting power. They could easily toss a 1 or 2 cells in there to give 10 minutes of move time w/out much brainstorimg. Or i guess you could always monkey rig an APC UPS with zip ties or something :-) (if theres is one out there already, no need to freak out, i've just not seen it!)
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    eddieroolz , September 15, 2010 6:23 PM
    Just see Apple turn around 3 years later and claim to "revolutionize" the desktop market with 3D.
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    Mark Heath , September 16, 2010 10:00 AM
    What's with the caps on the first 2 sites?