You will sometimes hear the phrase "ultimate LAN system" tossed around on PC hardware sites. This phrase usually refers to a small box, possibly with handles, that has as much computing power in it as can be crammed into a box the size of a large toaster. Well MSI may have an "ultimate LAN system" to offer, and it's not the shape of a large toaster. Nope this gaming PC will include your monitor, with the powerful components piggy backing along.
MSI's new AG series of AIO computers come equipped with NVIDIA GeForce 800M GPUs, top end mobile processors, and clear and crystal Yamaha audio. All this component loving is married to the back of the LCD panel; a design not unlike what you'd see in an iMac. Three different models are available, with the model number denoting the size of the display. The AG270 is of course the top end rig, and has a 27" capacitive touch LCD screen running at 1080p. This makes for a very portable, powerful system you can use for LAN events or for cramped spaces where you still want to get your game on.
The MSI AG series AIO computers should be available this week from major retailers like Newegg and Amazon, and they start at $1,249.99 USD. You can check out the full press release below, which includes some benchmarks to see if this is for you.
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MSI Unveils Complete Line-Up of Gaming All-in-One PC’s with Superb Graphics and Premium Audio
Squadron of AIOs equipped with NVIDIA® GeForce® 800M Series GPUs and Yamaha speakers outperforms every competitor in the market
City of Industry, Calif. - May 29, 2014 - MSI Computer Corp, a leading high-end manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, unveils their full line-up of the world’s first and most powerful gaming All-in-One computers, including the NVIDIA® GTX 880M powered 27" AG270with speakers & amplifier empowered by Yamaha, and the ultra-slim 24" AG240 and 22" AG220.
"MSI’s squadron of gaming AIOs takes gaming to the next level and outperforms any other unit on the market," says Andy Tung, CEO of MSI Pan America. "The state of the art components shreds gaming benchmarks, delivers an immersive gaming experience and is hands down the most superb combination of style and performance."
MSI's new gaming AIOs pack the same high-performance components found in bulkier desktops into an attractive and compact design, including Intel® Core® i7 processors for ultra-fast speed, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 800M series graphics for outstanding image quality, up to 8GB of GDDR5 RAM, and Killer Gaming Networking for lightning fast and lag-free connectivity.
To provide even more devastating power, select models feature Super RAID (2 SSD’s in RAID 0), touchscreen capabilities and Blu-Ray disc burner. Super RAID and Plextor True Speed Performance Technology delivers unprecedented and stable long-term speeds by eliminating the drop in read/write speeds experienced by SSDs after long use. This combination results in stable and reliable read speeds of up to 1000MB/sec.
Immersive Multimedia Experience
While most competitors are using last generation graphics cards, MSI's AIO Gaming PCs are armed with the next generation NVIDIA® GTX 800M series graphics, including the high-end NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M in the AG270 models. MSI's newest AIOs deliver unparalleled sensory experience for both gamers and multimedia lovers.
To take advantage of NVIDIA® graphics capabilities, MSI equipped the AIOs with an anti-glare, anti-flicker matte display with their proprietary Eye Pro Technology. MSI's AIO displays stabilize the electrical current to prevent flickering in standard displays while decreasing eye fatigue by generating 75% less blue light.
MSI's gaming AIOs have the ability to connect to two external displays to create the ultimate surround gaming experience. They can also act as an external monitor for your next gen consoles or multimedia players with their Instant Display technology. Without even the AIO system powered on, you can still use it as a monitor to play when you plug-in any game console system.
Select models also come with Yamaha speakers and amplifier and Sound Blaster Cinema. Yamaha Hi-Fi speakers and amplifiers pump out hi-fi sound through two powerful full range speakers flanked by an independent subwoofer, amazing gamers with a broader sound spectrum that produces deeper explosions, clearer footsteps and livelier gaming.
All AIOs come with MSI Gaming Control Center, a user-friendly control center to personalize image quality, turn the AIO into a Wi-Fi Hotspot for internet sharing, adjusting peripherals such as webcam and microphones, and performing system checks. MSI also makes live streaming and video uploading easy with XSplit Gamecaster, a software that automatically detects the best streaming settings, eliminating the need to adjust settings. Gamecaster allows gamers to add, resize and position a webcam feed, draw on screen and modify videos.
MSI's new lineup of gaming AIOs come with a full 104 –Key gaming keyboard and a 3,500 dpi gaming mouse, and will be available next week at Newegg, Amazon and all other major e-tailers starting at $1,249.99. For more information about MSI's selection of AIOs, gaming laptops and more, including full specs and high resolution images, please visit www.us.msi.com.
AG220, AG240, and AG270 Specs
Founded in 1986, MSI is driven and motivated by customer satisfaction. A worldwide leader in computer components, MSI boasts a state-of-the-art R&D department, an annual production of motherboards and graphic cards reaching the tens of millions and sales in over 120 countries. MSI reaches the consumer and commercial markets with a product lineup that includes notebook PCs, All-in-One PCs, servers, IPCs, robotic appliances and vehicle electronics. MSI's slogan, Innovation with Style, represents the company's core value “Innovation” and “Style” and embodies the company's pursuit of excellence through quality products, user-friendly designs and cutting-edge technology.