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.
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.
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.
We finally see some companies following AMD, wich is a good sign