It took awhile, but MSI
has finally come clean with a ship date and price for its iMac-like Wind Top AE1900
all-in-one PC. The machine, which packs an 18.5" panel that's completely touch-friendly, is making its way out onto the US market as you read this, with pricing for the base model set at just $529.
Unlike HP's pricey TouchSmart
, MSI's obviously looking to get touchscreens into homes with a more limited budget, and it doesn't skimp too heavily on internal components in order to do so. Within, you'll find an Atom 230 processor (or an Atom 330 in the beefed-up edition), a 2.5" SATA hard drive, four USB ports, a 4-in-1 card reader, SRS premium sound and the company's own Wind Touch user interface for ditching the mouse and using your digits. Full specifications are posted below.