MSI is not exactly what you would call a top dog in the PC manufacturing industry, but the recently introduced S20 “Slidebook” and S30 ultrabook wannabe have put the Taiwanese on the map.
But you have to strike while the iron is hot in order not fall off our radar, which MSI seems to be doing with the AG2712. Shown off at CeBIT, the computer expo currently going on in Hannover, Germany, this is actually the company’s first ever gaming all-in-one PC.
And it doesn’t look bad. The 27-inch matte display with Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 pixels resolution is bound to catch your eye, while the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 MX graphics card will keep you going in those long Far Cry 3 gaming sessions with your buds/enemies.
MSI offers you the choice of Intel Core i5 or i7 Ivy Bridge processors, which is always nice, while the connectivity options include all the basics – HDMI, VGA, Ethernet, a memory card reader, four USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.0.
No words on pricing yet, but naturally the terms “gaming”, “all-in-one” and “affordable” don’t really go well together. As for the timing of the release, we’re thinking we should be seeing this big guy in stores by April.