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MSI Intros 27-inch AIO Gaming Desktop

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MSI introduced on Thursday a new 27-inch all-in-one PC, the AG270. This setup was designed and built with gamers in mind and should be ideal for gamers who have no interest in building or modifying their own gaming PC.

The AG270 actually arrives in two flavors: one with an Intel Core i7-4860HQ (2.4 GHz, 3.6 GHz) processor and one with an Intel Core i7-4700HQ (2.4 GHz, 3.4 GHz). They also have different Nvidia-based graphics cards: the GeForce GTX 880M with 8 GB of GDDR5 VRAM (AG270 2PE), and the GeForce GTX 870M with 3 GB of GDDR5 VRAM (AG270 2PC).

According to MSI, both AIO PCs feature anti-glare matte displays and Anti-Flicker technology that stabilizes the electrical current to prevent flickering, which can cause eye fatigue after long periods in front of the screen. The AIOs also support Less Blue Light technology and utilize the company's "exclusively-developed" ScenaMax image optimization software.

The specs show that the AIOs can be configured with up to 16 GB of RAM (2 slots), and with a 2 TB 7200 RPM hard drive up to three mSATA SSDs. They also sport Killer DoubleShot Wireless N connectivity, a DVD Super Multi optical drive or a Blu-ray writer, and a 3-in-1 SD card reader. There are also two 5W Yamaha speakers.

"To provide gamers with the best audio experience, MSI have spared no resources to invest in utilizing high-quality original Yamaha 5W + 5W Speakers & Amplifier," states the PR. "The two powerful full range speakers are flanked by an independent subwoofer to form a 2-way speaker system. Be it experiencing explosions in action games or pure audio, gamers will be amazed by the audio quality of the AG270 in-built Yamaha Speakers & Amplifier."

On the back, the two AIO gaming rigs provide a microphone jack, an earphones jack, two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI output, an Ethernet port and a D-Sub port. On the side, the PCs provide two USB 3.0 ports (one can charge a mobile device), and the SD card reader. There's also a 2MP camera on the front for taking selfies or video calling on Skype.

MSI didn't say when or where these AIOs will be launched, or for how much, so stay tuned.

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    ferooxidan , May 15, 2014 5:46 PM
    pertamax gan.

    very cool spec for an AIO, I wish the price is below $3k.
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    Garry Chen , May 15, 2014 11:34 PM
    Dat 8GB VRAM marketing gimmick
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    falchard , May 16, 2014 12:23 AM
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    Dat 8GB VRAM marketing gimmick

    But what if you want to eye-finity 2 more monitors to this? Then its only so so overkill.
    Even if its a mobile GPU chip, its more powerful than my current desktop built a couple years ago.
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    Plusthinking Iq , May 16, 2014 2:46 AM
    odd resolution on the 27", at least give us an 1440p option for those who want.
    and whould like a way to customize the storage solution, option to get a 500gb ssd only with having to sell alot of crap on ebay.
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    Traciatim , May 16, 2014 5:20 AM
    Sweet! A non-portable laptop for twice the price of a desktop... where do I sign?
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    Vlad Rose , May 16, 2014 5:54 AM
    If it's using laptop parts, why not just get a laptop? Now an AIO with desktop parts would be interesting....
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    legokill101 , May 16, 2014 7:48 AM
    Vlad Rose Maingear actualy offered at one point a AIO with desktop parts but to keep its weight down it needed THREE! external power bricks
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    legokill101 , May 16, 2014 7:48 AM
    Vlad Rose Maingear actualy offered at one point a AIO with desktop parts but to keep its weight down it needed THREE! external power bricks
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    Menigmand , May 16, 2014 8:19 AM
    They should just make these a bit fatter and put desktop parts in them, plus a PSU.
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    Plusthinking Iq , May 16, 2014 8:47 AM
    the point of laptop parts is lower heat output and get smaller case behind monitor, you only loose 20% performance, and some people like the enat little package. but if it makes noise its worthless.
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    dovah-chan , May 16, 2014 12:07 PM
    I love MSI to death but I think they're just abusing their own name now. They've been going on a branding rampage lately because they've become very well known and respected in the enthusiast segment. Mostly for their decent motherboards and of course the lightning and twin frozr cards.

    In the past year they've released (branded) mousepads, (2 mechanical) keyboards, tablets, (more) gaming laptops and I've heard rumors about mice, (reintering) cases, and cooling components.

    They're out of control. I feel like they're trying to become the next Corsair. Of course, instead of rising out of the DRAM market segment they're going to come from the GPU/motherboard market and brand everything they can.
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    Traciatim , May 16, 2014 3:23 PM
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    the point of laptop parts is lower heat output and get smaller case behind monitor, you only loose 20% performance, and some people like the enat little package. but if it makes noise its worthless.


    You don't lose 20% performance. You lose 20% performance from the equivalent named desktop part but it costs way more. So on a price performance ratio these are quite literally twice the cost of a similarly performing desktop. Plus since it's generally laptop parts you can't really upgrade them or change them around or replace something if a part fails.

    It's got all of the negatives of a laptop, but none of the positives of a desktop.

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    Blazer1985 , May 16, 2014 3:30 PM
    @Plusthinking Iq,
    Looking at the price you are losing way more than 20%. You could spend 1k for 1440p 27" monitor (or high hertz 1080p) and 2k for the pc means a sli and a top tier cpu. Just not comparable.
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    theonerm2 , May 16, 2014 4:49 PM
    I don't think something like this is for me because I like to upgrade. It's a cool AIO though.
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    falchard , May 16, 2014 5:26 PM
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    I love MSI to death but I think they're just abusing their own name now. They've been going on a branding rampage lately because they've become very well known and respected in the enthusiast segment. Mostly for their decent motherboards and of course the lightning and twin frozr cards.

    In the past year they've released (branded) mousepads, (2 mechanical) keyboards, tablets, (more) gaming laptops and I've heard rumors about mice, (reintering) cases, and cooling components.

    They're out of control. I feel like they're trying to become the next Corsair. Of course, instead of rising out of the DRAM market segment they're going to come from the GPU/motherboard market and brand everything they can.


    Pretty Sure MSI emulates ASUS and that's pretty much inline with them.
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    Christopher Shaffer , May 17, 2014 11:44 AM
    More crap that nobody wants.
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    BranFlake5 , May 17, 2014 5:04 PM
    It's any oxymoron, Gaming AIO, you either buy a powerful laptop because its portable or a powerful desktop to leave and have maximum performance.

    This has a niche market, a silly one too.
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    Plusthinking Iq , May 18, 2014 12:18 AM
    the portable market is stupid, this is what the "laptop" should be, space saving pc is important. the ordinary laptop cant use the battery for anything but low power task to its basically useless.
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    Blazer1985 , May 18, 2014 6:07 PM
    My laptop has the same components and plenty of battery life, you surely don't want to start a 2 hour rendering while on the go but at least you can plug it anywhere you want.
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    Vlad Rose , May 19, 2014 11:29 AM
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    the point of laptop parts is lower heat output and get smaller case behind monitor, you only loose 20% performance, and some people like the enat little package. but if it makes noise its worthless.


    You don't lose 20% performance. You lose 20% performance from the equivalent named desktop part but it costs way more. So on a price performance ratio these are quite literally twice the cost of a similarly performing desktop. Plus since it's generally laptop parts you can't really upgrade them or change them around or replace something if a part fails.

    It's got all of the negatives of a laptop, but none of the positives of a desktop.



    That's the same general conclusion I run into as well when looking at AIOs.
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