MSI Computer Corp. announced that it is updating its line of 27-inch gaming all-in-one (AIO) desktops with Nvidia's GeForce GTX 900M series of GPUs. The AG270 2QC and the AG270 2QE are available now, with more upgraded models appearing in a few weeks.
There are three versions of the AG270 2QC, and all of them have a 1920 x 1080 screen resolution and ten-point touch input. They're packed with Nvidia's GeForce GTX 970M with 3 GB to 6 GB of VRAM, depending on the model. They also have two memory slots with 12 GB to 16 GB of DDR3L memory.
For storage, one model has a 2 TB 7200 RPM hard drive, another has a 128 GB mSATA SSD and 1 TB hard drive, and the third has two 128 GB SSDs (RAID 0) and a 1 TB hard drive. Outside of those differences, the three gaming notebooks include Wireless AC and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, Killer E2200 Game Networking, a DVD Super Multi optical drive, two 5 watt speakers with an amplifier supplied by Yamaha, and more.
As for the AG270 2QE, there are three of these models, as well. Processors include the Intel Core i7-4710HQ (2.5 GHz, 3.5 GHz) or the Intel Core i7-4870HQ (2.5 GHz, 3.7 GHz). These AIOs also include Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 980M with 8 GB of GDDR5 VRAM, 16 GB of DDR3L 1600 MHz memory, and storage configurations ranging from a 2 TB hard drive to two 128 GB mSATA SSDs (RAID 0) with a 2 TB HDD.
The specs also show that two of these models have 10-point touch input. Other ingredients include a DVD Super Multi drive or a Blu-ray disc burner, Killer E2200 Game Networking, Wireless AC and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, two 5 watt speakers and an amplifier supplied by Yamaha, and an anti-glare screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution.
"Gamers crave performance and our new lineup of 27-inch gaming AIOs will leave them breathless," said Andy Tung, CEO of MSI Pan America. "The outstanding combination of state-of-the-art components, including Nvidia's latest GPU, deliver the most immersive gaming experience available and is guaranteed to outperform any other unit on the market."
Essentially, what MSI is providing here is a gaming laptop in an AIO form factor. While the idea may sound a little strange, there's likely many consumers who wouldn't leave the house with their expensive gaming laptop. Is a gaming AIO desktop a cool idea, or is it a waste of time?
Pricing for these gaming AIOs starts at $1,799.99.