Asus Introduces 10-Point Multi-Touch AIO PC

Asus has finally introduced the ET2700 all-in-one (AIO) desktop (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab).

  • joytech22
    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.
  • lockhrt999
    For some reasons I hate AIO PC.
  • 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.
  • digiex
    Another lawsuit from Apple in the making.
  • chumly
  • del35
    I wonder why they try and tout them on the homefront when really people don't want such stuff at home.

    When iCrap "invents" ( steals) the AIO, every technological moron will be lining up for one and we will be reading articles in the MSM as to why the end of the pc has arrived thanks to Apple's brilliance. Of course they wont tell you that they purchased iCrap shares before the article went to print. Live an learn.

    Yes, I have no use for an AIO.
  • seezur
    AIO PC's make pretty good secondary computers if you have the money for it. Asus has been doing a pretty good job with AIO in general. Only problem with Asus is they always have some cool product they show off and everyone wants it then it just disappears. Or it's released in very small market and not globally.
  • neon871
    Asus just better worry about getting the EeePad 2 out and shipped to their customer's. They have gone way down in my book right now. I have been waiting for it since 11-25-11 and still not shipped!
  • house70
    Most readers on this website do not a use for AIO PCs. These have a targeted niche market and that's about it. No reason to get testy about them, though. plenty of people out there that use PCs just for some web browsing, some Office apps and social networking; for these, the ability to ditch the tower altogether could come in handy. It is the price of AIO that prevents them from getting more widespread than they are.
  • CaedenV
    The only reason I want an AIO touch screen PC is to embed in the wall above the sink in the kitchen for watching movies while doing dishes (a real problem, who designed a kitchen without a window? And what moron buys such a house...), but even then the plan was to hide it under a sheet of plexiglass, and have a 'touch mat' over the glass so I would not damage the screen with soap water.

    Probably the only use where fingerprints would not be a problem.