MSI Builds a 27-inch All-in-One PC for Gamers

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roberto.tomas

HDMI in means it can act as your TV? Yeay! The AIO's finally hit the mark :)

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reaplove

Incredible.

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ronmccord

The Idea of a All in One is to avoid clutter of a desktop computer and the associated cords. The Maingear has 3 power supplies and 3 cords therefore just what people are trying to get away from in an All in One not to mention a 24 inch screen and only 1080 ( who cares if you have desktop power but only 1080? ) so a 680m would run most everything at 1080 since it is the equivalent of a 670 desktop card.
You buy an all in one and the higher cost so streamline your desk... Hp Z is the best idea so far but needs a consumer edition. Dell will most likely get it right by years end with high end mobile graphics and high res screen for those that want the clutter free desk or media set up.

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ronmccord

Unfortunately that is why the maingear is an unfinished product right now. Yes it uses desktop parts mated to a 24 inch screen. The Reason people want an all in one is to clear up the clutter on their desks especially cords! So with 3 power supplies that is just as much clutter as getting one great monitor and one sff desktop. It is also limited to 1080 res. A much better way to go is a high res monitor and say the Maingear Potenza behind the monitor out of site which has the smallest footprint of any sff desktop gaming computer. The closest thing to perfection is the Hp z series but they need to bring a consumer gaming version and it would be perfect. Now a 680m is not a bad card! It is equivalent to a 670 desktop which is powerful and will handle 95% of anyones needs. My money is on Dell that they will combine a 680mx card with a 27 or 30 inch high res monitor which at the moment only Apple has but who wants Apple not I

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Hey.That_Dude

So basicly... what you're saying is... this a glorified laptop with a 27" screen.
Why the hell would I want a 27" laptop that STILL can't take more than one hard drive? Honestly, at 27" you'd think they could fit like... 4 2.5" HDD.

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jason2393

"Furthermore, the AG2712 is equipped with an anti-glare Full HD display..."

Translation:

"We put in the lowest acceptable resolution for a panel of this size."

If I needed an all-in-one, I'd want the screen and innards to -both- be top-notch. If I'm going to cheap out, I'd rather build my own. Look at Newegg. You can get a nice 27" 'Full HD' display for $200. Mount a small formfactor machine to the back of it and you're good to go, probably for a lot less dough, and you can use desktop parts!

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stradric

That's a pretty beefy rig. It's gotta drop in at at least $2000. It seems like a rich kid's rig as it's not very economical. All-in-ones are notoriously bad for upgrading.

I prefer modularity in my PC. I've had the same Lian Li case for over a decade and the same power supply for probably 5 years, which saves me nearly $300 every upgrade cycle. If you include the monitor, it's $500 in savings, which can get me a 7970 and then some.

An upgrade costs me under $500 (CPU + Mobo + RAM) for a top of the line AMD build and I sell the old parts for around $250. So, it's really hard to justify a $2000 all-in-one that will be obsolete in 2 years -- requiring me to spend another $2000 when it's time to update.

So, then the question is, do gamers even want all-in-ones? I sure don't.

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Peanut Fox

I think AIOs are okay, and I agree that their upgrade path flat out sucks most of the time. MSI going with mobile parts over desktop equivalence pretty much assures this system's future.

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ronmccord

All in One sales are growing. Apple 27inch still the best with 680mx and 500 gb sd offering. However who wants Apple lol, this one could be the second best offering except only a 120gb sd?? By description you have a choice of 1gb or 120sd which is too small. Have to wait for official release info. Maingear all in one too small screen and 3 power supplies, needs refining. Hp z all in one really awesome but uses overpriced business graphics, throw in a consumer version 680m and that will be best All in one. I expect Dell later this year to surpass this Msi offering and someone to surpass Apples currently best All in one later in the year because again who wants Apple to game on. Since I live overseas does not make sense to lug an all in one with me from the Usa but if I lived in one spot I could see buying one and just getting a new one every 3 years to save cable and plug ins. Hard to give up my 30 inch dell though monitor... The perfect All in one would be a 30 inch monitor, 680m graphics built by Dell where you could call them up and have them fix it if it goes down, would need to run quietly and smoothly... Give it a year more for All in One fans to have the near perfect machine, perhaps Haswell will be strong enough with 1080 resolution as well to play allot of games.

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Peanut Fox

If you've got something as big as a 30 inch to work with, why go with a mobile 680m over the real deal? If you stack a common ATX motherboard in the thing you've suddenly got a more viable long term system.

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satrain18

You forgot that the Maingear has a DESKTOP PCIe GPU instead of an LAPTOP one(it will even take a GTX 680). This explains the two extra power bricks.

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