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.
It looks like Windows PC makers are starting to gang up on Apple's MacBook Air. Earlier this week we pointed out that Dell dropped the price on its ultra-think Adamo by a pair of Benjamins, and now Hewlett-Packard is following suit with a price cut of its own.
You can now pick up HP's 13-inch Envy for $1,000 courtesy of a $450 instant rebate. That's a savings of about 31 percent and drops the Envy 13 below that of a 13-inch Macbook Air.
The $1,000 configuration ships with an Intel Core 2 Duo SL9300 processor clocked at 1.6GHz, 3GB of DDR3 memory, 250GB (5400RPM) hard drive, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 graphics, 8X DVD burner, "Beats Audio," 802.11a/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a pair of USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, and an all metal chassis measuring 12.59 (W) x 8.46 (D) x 0.8 (H) inches and weighing 3.68 pounds.