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MSI Gaming AIOs Updated with GTX 900M Next Week

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.

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  • dovah-chan
    I think it's an absolute waste of money and resources. It's bringing the worst aspects of a laptop and a desktop and putting them together. It's not portable and it's not as powerful (or nearly as affordable) as its desktop counterparts components. It has no reason to exist as gamers are not going to be using the touch input either.
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  • usertemp00
    Still 1080p on 27" screen on a presumably mid/high-end AIO. I don't get it. They've heard of 5k product of a certain company newly announced... I really don't get it....
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  • anthony8989
    Lol @ "Gaming AIO" .

    And what's with the source of this information. You've just listed "Tom's Hardware US" with a link to tomshardware.com as the source. Tom's hardware invented this product and the information on it?

    At least link the manufacturer's website you lazy man.
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  • csbeer
    Bought one of these with a 860 Maxwell card. I don't want to get too negative but for the price, it was hard to justify it. The cooling solution was less than ideal, it would huff and puff when doing something as simple as updating windows. The screen was beautiful though. But at the end of the day it was a laptop bolted on to a large screen, if they would use desktop components instead of laptop components then maybe I'd give it another look. Ended up returning it for an Asus ROG beast and can't be more happy.
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  • klink77
    I'm actually really interested in these. I live and work out of hotels year round. I already built a mini itx system that I carry with me as well as a 24 inch monitor and all the accessories(I don't fly, just drive from city to city). I really like my small form factor system, but it can be a real pain to drag around from hotel to hotel along with my work equipment and personal luggage.

    I've been looking at laptops, and the price range for a good one is just off the charts, not to mention 17.3in max screen is TOO small for me. If they could aggressively have these gaming AIO at a lower price point, I would definitely consider it. It doesn't look like that's going to happen though.

    Also, another reason I dislike laptop and this AIO design is GPU and CPU upgrade ability. In this day and age where building computers is simpler than its ever been, they need to start making laptops that can be fully upgraded and more modular. Sometimes building to sell more volume rather than high priced niche products will make you a lot more financially successful. Why haven't companies tried this more? It's very disappointing.
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  • flowingbass
    I agree that every desktop replacement laptops should be upgradeable with its every single part if they are gonna be thick and heavy anyway. I guess that is so much to ask for...

    Just look at mobile phones, even they are thinking to be modular and upgradeable too
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