A discrete GPU gives MSI's AG2712 some gaming cred.
The all-in-one (AIO) form factor has its strengths, gaming just isn't usually one of them, right?. Ah, but that's starting to change. We were relatively impressed with Maingear's Alpha 24 Super Stock, a powerfully equipped AIO system, and now MSI is joining the fun by announcing what it claims is the world's first 27-inch AIO for gamers, the AG2712. The heart and soul of MSI's newest machine is its GeForce GTX 670MX graphics card.
It takes more than a discrete GPU to qualify as a gaming rig, and with that in mind, the AG2712 also features an Intel Core i7 3630QM processor clocked at 2.4GHz (3.4GHz via Turbo), up to 16GB of DDR3-1333 memory (4GB comes standard), 1TB hard drive (7200 RPM) or 128GB solid state drive, DVD burner, 3-in-1 card reader, 802.11n Wi-Fi, a pair of USB 2.0 ports, four USB 3.0 ports, two HDMI ports (input and output), VGA port, 2MP webcam, and Windows 8.
"Furthermore, the AG2712 is equipped with an anti-glare Full HD display, for a perfect aim while playing games. With the HDMI-in port and MSI's Instant Display Technology, the AG2712 can also be connected to other game devices such as a PS3, turning the AG2712 in a multi-platform engine for watching Full HD movies or playing the latest games on its large screen," MSI says.
Sounds promising. We've reached out to MSI for a release and pricing information, and will update when we hear back.