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MSI Updates Gaming All-in-One Desktop AG2712A

MSI has updated its AG2712 All-in-One gaming PC, and has also released the AG2712A. The new model features a number of aesthetic changes as well as a small number of hardware changes.

The hardware changes that have occurred include a different GPU, as well as an alternative storage configuration. The GPU in the unit is now an AMD Radeon HD8970M, and the storage is now configured with two 128 GB SSDs in a RAID 0 array, with a 2 TB HDD for mass storage. The SSDs that are used are made by Plextor.

Other specifications include the unit featuring an Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor, a 27" Full HD 10-point Multi-Touch LCD panel, up to 16 GB of DDR3-1333 SODIMM memory, Wireless 802.11n, and a Blu-Ray burner, all of which are wired to an Intel HM77 Express chipset.

The unit also features two HD audio ports, two USB 2.0 ports, four USB 3.0 ports, HDMI in and out, VGA out, one Gigabit Ethernet port, and a 3-in-1 card reader. The unit can also be mounted to a wall, as it has support for the VESAIII standard.

MSI's new AG2712A All-in-One gaming PC is slated for a late-August release in Europe, with no official word on US or global availability.

  • Au_equus
    it has the price/performance of a high-end gaming laptop with a bigger screen and the portability of a desktop. IMO, its for gamers who like aesthetics over performance and don't mind paying the price.
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  • therogerwilco
    What? They put an amd gfx card in? pfft
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  • apache_lives
    MSI no thankyou
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  • cobra5000
    8970? Is that just a re-branded 7970?
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  • Cons29
    wonder how the temps are for these?
    even the great apple has high temps i heard
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  • rwinches
    $3200 to $2700 with less RAM and 1TB HDDs instead of SSDs

    Gamers bundle included

    It is definitely portable the lack of a battery has less impact 'gaming' laptops get what 1 to 1.5 hours when gaming?

    As living spaces get smaller the appeal of more compact tech devices has grows. At 27" this unit could be enjoyed viewing movies and HULU and sub for a TV, the touch screen allows for interactive programs. This may have a wide appeal and add to MSIs business success.

    With the large screen and higher frame rates afforded by the 1080p the immersion factor should be great.

    In general not every gamer wants to ever drop a huge wad of money on the state of the art gaming rig. Especially when the newer, faster, more powerful system/components are just around the corner. Many wait to buy used systems for a fraction of the original cost riding the back end of the curve.
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  • Duckhunt
    Here we have it folks. We have everyone going toward mobile market and forgetting about desktops. We have this constant push for this. It seems like the development is stalling and we see it going no where. The folk tell us about 22nm chips. The same legacy code and lack of innovation seems to be the deal. Its like they are just trying just sit back because the console market is so far behind.
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  • cypeq
    11430550 said:
    Here we have it folks. We have everyone going toward mobile market and forgetting about desktops. We have this constant push for this. It seems like the development is stalling and we see it going no where. The folk tell us about 22nm chips. The same legacy code and lack of innovation seems to be the deal. Its like they are just trying just sit back because the console market is so far behind.

    I don't follow you... push for what? All in ones are here since for ever at 3000$ that's product for very few.
    Trending to new technology is to be expected... that doesn't mean there is some progress to be made there... only money just another market to sell products in. Game creators are indeed waiting for consoles to get up to speed... there is noting wrong with that I don't want to change PC hardware every year do you ? Game creators now know that they cannot push people against the wall with hardware requirements because they won't sell much(look how sims games look like). The practice that you want could actually be death of gaming on pc... but no one would gain for that.
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