Just in time for the back-to-school shopping season, boutique system builder AVADirect out of Ohio announced today a new all-in-one (AIO) system with a 21.5-inch Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) LED touchscreen display, the Intel CAP08. AVADirect's latest AIO is built around Intel's Q77 mini-ITX platform and sports a metric ton of upgrade options, just in case the default $777.64 configuration doesn't float your back-to-school boat.
That's relatively inexpensive for an AIO with a touchscreen display, though you're not going to burn any benchmark records with the standard config. If you don't change a thing, the system will ship with an Intel Pentium G620 dual-core processor clocked at 2.6GHz, 4GB of DDR3-1600 memory, 750GB Seagate Momentus hard drive (7200 RPM, 16MB cache, SATA 3Gbps), 8X DVD burner, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
It's a respectable setup, but depending on how many Benjamins you have to throw at this thing, you can up the ante by configuring it with up to a Core i7 3770S (Ivy Bridge), up to 16GB of RAM, up to a 1TB hard drive or 512GB solid state drive, a TV tuner, and various other amenities.
In an attempt to strike a balance between price and performance, we played around with the configuration options and came up with a $1,132.27 config that consists of an Intel Core i7 3470S quad-core processor (Ivy Bridge), 16GB of Crucial DDR3-1600 RAM, 750GB Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid drive, Blu-ray reader/DVD burner combo, Wireless-n connectivity, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.