MSI Unveils Trio of All-in-One PCs Designed Specifically for Gamers

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LatiosXT

I'm intrigued by this, though admittedly I'd want a way to upgrade the video card since that's the only thing I find myself upgrading. HP managed to do an AIO with replaceable/upgradable graphics, so it's doable.

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jbitzer

TBH, I would think this would last you at least 5-6 years, it's only a 1080 screen, so you should be gaming on extreme - high settings for that long. By time the Video is really bad, you'd be looking at the new gen of hardware anyway.

the only downside to these AIOs is like a laptop, you can't salvage the case, PSU, Fans, Etc like when I usually upgrade my desktops and reuse those.

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MrHasselblad

Reading bit further into your posting, you stated THESE AIO's.

So far with this articular name these mentioned AIO's are not upgradable. But if enough people speak up about it and also "vote" with their money - then the company might very well bend to those current standards.

It seemed to work with some other companies (emphasis on plural) products...

http://www.hardwarezone.com.ph/tech-news-intels-idea-upgradeable-aio-pcs-revealed-computex

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jbitzer

I wouldn't hold my breath waiting, how many upgradable laptops are there in the wild? and how long have we been clamoring for those?

Since AIOs use mostly laptop components, and they are size constrained, I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for someone to design a range of custom interchangables.

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LatiosXT

Eh, that might be the case now, but 5-6 years ago I would've been packing a 8800 GT, which is woefully inadequate to run modern games on high or maximum settings at 1080p with playable framerates.

Besides that, these are laptop GPUs.

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jbitzer

True, but I upgraded a GTX 275 to my current 660ti, so I don't upgrade that frequently anyway. my laptops I usually use for at least 3-4 years, I don't see how this one having a mobile 880 is going to be needing upgraded, unless there is some MAJOR shift in graphical ability.

That's why I said if you're interested in this, I wouldn't worry about upgrading, you'll get enough use out of it.

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jbitzer

Hmm. I have to say, that I just bought an iMac for an all in one. it would figure something actually usable as a gaming PC would be announced right after the return period.

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Antherz

Just reformat/clean install WIndows 7/8 and you'll be fine for a gaming AIO on your iMac, I'm assuming you got some top specs for it.

Also.. Shame on you for buying an apple :P

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jbitzer

Yeah, that's one of the reasons. I wanted an AIO for my wife to clean up our office, and the power use and ability ofrunning my itunes shared library to my other PCs and appleTVs allowed me to get rid of 2 mid tower machines.

The fact that up until this one, all other AIO machines were crap specs had me looking to apple. It would figure now someone comes out with an AIO that doesn't use like an i3 with integrated graphics.