MSI announces Windows 8-based, all-in-one gaming PC

There are a number of all-in-one Windows 8 touchscreen PCs that have been launched in the past few months, and more are coming later in 2013. However, all of them have been promoted as either for the business user or for the family or home office. Today, MSI announced a Windows 8 all-in-one that it claims it is making for the hardcore PC gamer.

MSI showed off the PC, the MSI AG2712, at the CeBIT trade show in Germany this week. SlashGear got a chance to go hands on with the 27-inch touchscreen PC. Inside, users can choose to put in either an Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor, but the key to its gaming performance will likely come from its included NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670X graphics chip.

The article states that the PC's touchscreen is actually an option, rather than the standard for the product, so if you don't want to have the touch experience you don't have to have it. It also comes with two USB 3.0 ports on the left side, along with a memory card reader. The right side has a tray loaded disc drive. The back has two more USB 3.0 ports, along with two more for USB 2.0 support.

It also has two HDMI ports – one could be used to hook the PC up to a second display while the other can be used to hook up an external device to the PC, such as a game console. At the moment, there's no word on when MSI plans to launch the AG2712, nor is there a price tag for the PC.

Source: SlashGear | Image via SlashGear

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TsarNikky said,
Just where Windows-8 and its touch/tablet centric UI belongs...on gaming machines.

I use Windows 8 on my gaming PC.

I wonder if my "gaming PC" and "touch screen" they think having touch games (like ipad ones) this then means it's a gaming PC?

because no.

Why would people complain?

AFAIK AIOs are crap, except for iMac, which is somewhat decent.

The main problem of this device, in my opinion, is the resolution. If it's oriented to gaming, this device shall have 1400p (at least) due to the 27".

At least I'm glad that someone has finally come up with the idea of putting a 670GTX in an AIO.

Jose_49 said,
Why would people complain?

AFAIK AIOs are crap, except for iMac, which is somewhat decent.

The main problem of this device, in my opinion, is the resolution. If it's oriented to gaming, this device shall have 1400p (at least) due to the 27".

All in ones are pretty great for most people who don't need a huge box with tons of expansion. I really like the 27" iMac I have at work.

Quick googling says that the display is only 1080p, which makes this just another piece of crap. At 27" at the usual distance this means large ugly pixels. The HDMI input and output support this as afaik there are no devices on the market that accept higher than 1080p input via HDMI despite HDMI 1.4 supporting it.

Anyway, the touchscreen would be annoying to use for anything more than an occasional point or swipe as your hands would get tired holding them to the screen all the time.

The overall design of the unit also screams cheap plastic. While I don't agree with the design choices in the latest iMac (form over function), at least they understand how to build a good all in one.

Enron said,
We never complained about seeing pixels in MS-DOS games.

Then again we hadn't experienced games without big, ugly pixels at the time of MS-DOS games. Cannot complain until you know something better is possible.

efjay said,
Touch screen? Windows 8? All in One? No start menu? The horror!!! /s

Sarcasm aside, you're right on the mark. For a gamer.

the touchscreen look smallish and unimpresive,
but seriosly gaming with touchscren?

some games i likes, are better played using mouse & keyboard,
are they telling me to play it using touchscreen & keyboard instead?

Windows 8 without touchscreen, yeah MS slams the OEMs because of this ....

Torolol said,
the touchscreen look smallish and unimpresive,
but seriosly gaming with touchscren?

some games i likes, are better played using mouse & keyboard,
are they telling me to play it using touchscreen & keyboard instead?

Windows 8 without touchscreen, yeah MS slams the OEMs because of this ....


TIL, a 27 inch touchscreen is smallish.

Torolol said,
the touchscreen look smallish and unimpresive,
but seriosly gaming with touchscren?

some games i likes, are better played using mouse & keyboard,
are they telling me to play it using touchscreen & keyboard instead?

Windows 8 without touchscreen, yeah MS slams the OEMs because of this ....

"The article states that the PC's touchscreen is actually an option, rather than the standard for the product, so if you don't want to have the touch experience you don't have to have it. "

MightyJordan said,
It's 27", so it's not "smallish".

very likely you never experiencing gaming with 30" or larger screen .

but once you experience it, you'll understand that:

siah1214 said,
TIL, a 27 inch touchscreen is smallish.

.

MightyJordan said,
As for games, some games can be better played using a touchscreen; mainly strategy games.

and those strategy games are just enjoyable on non-touchscren,

but can you enjoy really games such as tombraider, or FPS using touchscreen & keyboard interface? i doubt it.

Touchscreen or Windows 8's toucscreen U.I,
are never meant for serious gaming machine like what hardcore PC gamer trully needs.


Angrybird on 14" or smaller touchscreen, thats what Windows 8 are meant for.

Torolol said,
the touchscreen look smallish and unimpresive,
but seriosly gaming with touchscren?

some games i likes, are better played using mouse & keyboard,
are they telling me to play it using touchscreen & keyboard instead?

Windows 8 without touchscreen, yeah MS slams the OEMs because of this ....


Just connect a keyboard and mouse for games where that is beneficial, and use touch screen for games where that is beneficial? It's not like the product will be without USB ports.

"The article states that the PC's touchscreen is actually an option, rather than the standard for the product, so if you don't want to have the touch experience you don't have to have it. "

Well, except that it comes with Windows 8. So if you don't want the touch experience, you're going to have to deal with it in some way anyway.

I do like the HDMI in though.

billyea said,
"The article states that the PC's touchscreen is actually an option, rather than the standard for the product, so if you don't want to have the touch experience you don't have to have it. "

Well, except that it comes with Windows 8. So if you don't want the touch experience, you're going to have to deal with it in some way anyway.

I do like the HDMI in though.

Wat

billyea said,
"The article states that the PC's touchscreen is actually an option, rather than the standard for the product, so if you don't want to have the touch experience you don't have to have it. "

Well, except that it comes with Windows 8. So if you don't want the touch experience, you're going to have to deal with it in some way anyway.

I do like the HDMI in though.

People like you need to just stop.

billyea said,

Well, except that it comes with Windows 8. So if you don't want the touch experience, you're going to have to deal with it in some way anyway.

No, you don't. If you have no touch screen, you cannot have any touch experience. How do you fail at understanding that?