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MSI Prices Its 27-inch All-In-One Gaming PC

Earlier we showed you the AG2712, MSI's new gaming All-In-One PC. We've now been provided with more information on the computer, including its pricing and available configurations.

We already knew that all versions of the AG212 will feature the Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 MX Graphics card, a media card reader, HDMI and VGA outputs, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0 ports and a variety of Ivy Bridge i5 and i7 CPUs for users to choose from. The system will also feature a HDMI input which will allow it to serve as a dedicated monitor and so should allow it to remain useful even when the hardware inside becomes obsolete.

The 27" LCD display will have a native resolution of just 1920 by 1080, rather than the 2560x1440 found on other popular displays of this size and can be equipped with a touch screen for a currently unknown price. The units will also sport an optical drive, although it is not known as to whether it is Blu-ray capable.

As is common practice with All-in-One computers, the hardware inside is based on a mobile platform and can be expected to be refreshed once Haswell is released and the USB 3.0 problems are resolved.

MSI's All-in-One Gaming AG2712 system will come out end of March in Europe, with a hefty starting price tag of €1,799. By today's exchange rates that is about $2350, although US pricing will probably be lower since the EU price includes VAT.

For those wanting a more affordable computer, MSI will also be releasing a cheaper 22" version, the AG2212, which starts of with a Core i3 CPU and features discrete graphics as an optional extra.

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Niels Broekhuijsen
Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He covers hardware news on all components and peripherals.
  • tokencode
    The phrase "complete rip-off" comes to mind
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  • whiteodian
    LOL at that price. I could build a sweet small form factor gaming PC and get a good 27" screen with hundreds to spare.
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  • rad666
    So, basically it's an over-priced, over-sized notebook?
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  • halcyon
    ^...but it wouldn't be made my MSI. LOL. They say one's born every moment.
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  • Traciatim
    I really don't understand how products like these sell. It's got all of the disadvantages of a laptop/notebook, but none of the advantages. Why not just buy a similarly spec'd laptop and then a monitor for for when you want to use it on a desk?
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  • whyso
    Wow, the 27 inch imac is substantially better for the money. Suprised to say this but the top end imac costs only slightly more and you get a 675mx, and a 1440p screen.
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  • spat55
    Rip off like the other guy said, build one for £800 with more power and save half your money!
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  • christarp
    27 inch imac is a better deal and better looking
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  • blazorthon
    When Apple can win a value comparison with one of their poor value products, you know that the other guy's product is more than a mere rip-off, but close to being outright robbery, lol.
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  • Vlad Razvan
    whysoWow, the 27 inch imac is substantially better for the money. Suprised to say this but the top end imac costs only slightly more and you get a 675mx, and a 1440p screen.
    And can't play most games. No thank you.

    At the right price this machine would be very interesting, but as many users pointed out, it's just a laptop without kb/mouse and battery.

    Besides, you can get barebones in this form factor (AIW) from other companies (like Gigabyte), and they use a micro-ITX mainboard, allowing for easy upgrade using cheaper an widely available desktop parts.
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