MSI Reveals AG2712, First Gaming AiO PC

As CeBIT 2013 is in full swing, many manufacturers showed its currently best products. One of them is the MSI, who already showed next-gen Haswell motherboards and NVIDIA gaming graphic card, but that is not everything. The latest announced product is the AG2712, a 27-inch all-in-one gaming computer.

MSI took a chance with this compact form-factor computer targeting gamers who prefer a slimmer, space-saving machine. The AG2712 has a 27-inch matte LCD with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels with touchscreen option support for an added fee.

The AiO computer features laptop-grade components, featuring third-generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processor along with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670X. The NVIDIA graphics card comes with 3 GB GDDR5 memory so it should not have problems with the current generation games. A company rep didn't rule out a Haswell refresh later on, but Intel first needs to fix USB 3.0 problems.

Moving on to the connectivity, the AG2712 comes with pretty much standard connectors. On the left side of the display, there are the system's power and control buttons, LED indicators and two USB 3.0 ports and a memory card reader. On the other side, there is an optical drive. Along the back, we find two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet jack and a VGA port.

The AG2712 will be available by the end of March for a €1799 in Europe. If that is too much for you, MSI also showed a 22-inch model, the AG2212, which has optional discrete graphics and comes with an Intel Core i3 processor.