MSI Shows Off All-in-One 'Butterfly' PC

During our visit to the MSI booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center we spied a small case of concepts among the more current devices MSI had on show. The more interesting of the bunch was a PC MSI has dubbed the Butterfly. Looking past the girly design, this is actually an all-in-one touchscreen PC with a display that slides down into a more comfortable position when you want a more hands on touch experience. The model we saw had a 7-inch tablet that acted as a companion device for the main AIO, and the PC itself had a keyboard tucked into a pocket on the back of the display.

Also on display at the MSI booth was the Angelow AIO -- which also comes with a smaller companion tablet -- and the Kid Pad, a tablet device for small children. The main attraction of the Angelow seemed to be it’s slim form-factor. The Kid Pad weighs 900g, packs a 10-inch display and eight hours of battery. It also has a carry handle up top that rotates to double as a stand.

We managed to get a couple of photos through the plastic casing but we’ve also tracked down some of MSI's own pictures because you can’t really get an accurate idea of the Butterfly’s repositionable display from the pictures we took of the device when it was inside MSI’s protective box.

*Additional images via Design Boom

  • joelmartinez
    looks like a lame apple
  • 11796pcs
    It's hideous
  • harth13
  • nforce4max
    11796pcsIt's hideous
    Ware have I seen this before? Reminds of some terrible cars through out the decades.
  • ares1214
    Atleast they are thinking...i dislike most apples, but lets be serious people, Apple creates something, charges you through the nose, and then its either slower, buggy, or "your holding it wrong", but they are still generally the ones who come out with things first, or just popularize them. This is something they havent done, so i like to see new things.
  • rpgplayer
    would be alright if it were in FLAT BLACK
  • *looks at reflection on box where the screen is playing Cars*

    Hello Jane! Was the self portrait here intentional or unintentional?
  • Wow, looks just like the Cinema Displays did about 7-8 years ago. As to the sliding thing, I hope MSI enjoys their patent lawsuit...
  • JMcEntegart
    Window Shopper*looks at reflection on box where the screen is playing Cars*Hello Jane! Was the self portrait here intentional or unintentional?
    I took it a couple of times to try and get as little of me as possible in there!
  • Ragnar-Kon
    Hate to say it... but it looks extremely similar to Apple's old Cinema displays.

    I fail to see the point in using a style that was already used and associated with Apple... unless they want people to in order get sales? I just don't get it.