Introduced in plenty of time for the holiday shopping season, MSI today unveiled a pair of new Windows 8-based all-in-one (AIO) machines, the Wind Top AE2712 and AE2712G. Both models sport a 27-inch touchscreen with 10 multi-touch points and a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) resolution, along with "Military Class II" features. The AE2712G, however, ups the ante with a discete Nvidia GeForce GT630M GPU for added pixel pushing power.
Otherwise, these systems are identical. Buyers can choose between an Intel Core i3 3220 processor (3.3GHz, 3MB cache) or Core i5 3470S (2.9GHz, 6MB cache). Other features include 4GB of DDR3-1333 memory, 1TB hard drive (7200 RPM), Blu-ray reader / DVD burner combo drive, 3-in-1 memory card reader, a pair of 3W speakers, 2MP webcam, 802.11b/g/n Wi-fi, and of course Windows 8. Connectivity consists of four USB 2.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI output, HDMI input, GbE LAN, and audio ports.
MSI also talked up the overall design.
"In order to provide the best operating experience, MSI AE2712 / AE2712G introduces the all-in-one and frameless design," MSI said. "Users can slide freely on the surface of the screen as well as the corners which were hard-to-reach before, and now the whole touch panel is more accessible than ever. Besides, this design can also prevent dust from getting caught in the nooks and edges which used to happen to traditional panels and the outer glass screen is strong enough to protect the display effectively while increase the durability of the device."
No word yet on the new Wind Top systems will be available or for how much.