These all-in-one machines don't rely on wimpy integrated graphics for gaming
Whether it's little Billy headed off to college or dad needing a new rig for his office, space saving designs seem to be the popular choice these days. The all-in-one (AIO) form factor is especially popular right now, and luckily there are companies that are focused on delivering high-end hardware inside these machines. Meet MSI, which just unveiled three different size AIO machines for gamers, starting with the 21.5-inch AG220.
The AG220 sports a Full HD 1080p resolution with 10-point touch support, Intel Core i7 4700HQ processor, Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M graphics, 128mSATA SSD + 1TB HDD (7200 RPM), 12GB of DDR3L-1600 RAM, 802.11ac Wi-Fi (Intel 3160; 1x1), Killer E2200 Game Networking LAN with Bluetooth 4.0, DVD burner, dual 3W speakers, three USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI input, HDMI output, 2MP webcam, and Windows 8.1.
If you prefer a bigger size display, the AG240 is configured almost exactly the same but with a 23.6-inch display and two 5W speakers. Sitting on top of both is the AG270 with a 27-inch display. Like the other two, it features a 1920x1080 resolution and touch support. However, it's been upgraded to an Intel Core i7 4860HQ processor, GeForce GTX 870M or 880M GPU, two 128GB SSDs in RAID 0 + 2TB HDD (7200 RPM), Intel 7260 wireless (802.11ac; 2x2), and two 5W Yamaha speakers with amplifier.
Each of the systems comes with a full 104-key gaming keyboard and 3,500 dpi mouse. They'll be available next week starting at $1,250.