MSI Expands Wind Top All-In-One PC Lineup With AE2400 - HotHardware
MSI Expands Wind Top All-In-One PC Lineup With AE2400

MSI Expands Wind Top All-In-One PC Lineup With AE2400

MSI's Wind Top all-in-one PC lineup seems to have been a surprising hit for the company. Usually, it produces a few machines here and there and remains content until the next big CPU/GPU introduction. This range, however, has been seeing somewhat frequent updates an awful lot lately, and the new Wind Top AE2400 is living proof of that.

This 21.5" machine follows the footsteps of the AE2220 and AE2220 Hi-Fi, and it shares the same multi-touch panel that the other two have. This one has a 23.6" display though, so if you're searching for more screen real estate, this one's the one to keep an eye on. It comes equipped with Windows 7 Home Premium, a Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Quad CPU, a 1080p screen, ATI's Mobility Radeon HD 5730 GPU, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, WiFi, 1TB of hard drive space, a dual-layer DVD drive and a 1.3MP webcam. The full spec sheet is below, but no pricing is given.


All-in-One PC Wind Top AE2400
The Best in Audio-Video with Large HD Display and
High-end Sound Technology

(January 6, 2010, Taipei) MSI, the leading global supplier of All-in-One PC products is continuing to deliver innovative technology and set new fashions with its boundless creativity. In addition to the 21.5" Wind TOP AE2220 and AE2220 Hi-Fi All-in-One PCs with large 21.5" multi-touch screens on display at CES 2010, MSI has also unveiled for the first time the Wind Top AE2400 23.6" All-in-One PC with an even larger screen and even better audio-video capabilities.

Support for High-Performance Intel Quad Core CPU
The Wind Top AE2400 supports Intel Pentium E5400 ~ Core 2 Quad Q9400s low-power high-performance Dual/Quad-core CPUs. The power Intel processors allow more work to be processed in the same amount of time and delivers a smoother multimedia experience as well. On the AE2400 you will never find the system holding you back. As the AE2400 uses a low-power TDP 65W CPU, power consumption remains low even as it delivers blazing performance.

Internal ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730 Graphics
The future is in multimedia so the AE2400 uses the high-performance and energy-saving ATI Mobility Radeon HD5730 discrete graphic card with 1GB GDDR3 memory. Based on the latest graphics structure, the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730 supports Microsoft's new DirectX 11 standards and is fully compatible with Windows 7. The 2nd generation UVD video processing engine perfectly handles H.264, VC-1 and MPEG2 high-definition video formats for smoother and more vivid imagery. The all new 3D engine in the ATI Mobility Radeon HD5730 means the AE2400 can run 3D games with ease as well. When matched to the large Full HD screen, gamers will have their breaths taken away by the stunning visual experience.

Purebred Sound System
The AE2220 Hi-Fi is equipped with MSI' proprietary Premium Sound Technology. IN an industry first, high-end 5W stereo speakers are integrated into the All-in-One PC together with patented Noise-Cancelling technology to minimize noise during sound signal transmission. Metal diaphragms used on high-end sound systems are fitted to provide a professional-grade sound field. Even more thought went into the AE2400 by adding to the existing hi-fidelity 5W stereo speakers a 10W sub-woofer in an industry first. This delivers realistic 2.1 channel sound that allows for more a sophisticated sound field suitable for gaming, movies and music. With the AE2400, there is no need for external speakers so there is no need to sacrifice space of high-quality audio.

The most user-friendly interface
The strength of the Wind Top AE2400 is in its audio-video features but MSI knows that the software and hardware interfaces are important as well. The MSI software development team put much though has gone into the user interface to make the interface suitable for the entire family. A rich variety of information has also been included such as weather forecasts, instant messaging and notice boards to make the interface more friendly and suitable for people of all ages.

For detailed product specifications, check out the MSI booth No.30651 at CES, or visit the MSI website: www.msi.com/index.php

Spec
Name Wind Top AE2400
Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
CPU Intel Pentium E5400 / Core 2 Quad Q9400s Processors
Chipset Intel G41 + ICH7 Chipset
LCD Panel 23.6" 16:9, 1920 x 1080, Full-HD
Multi-Touch Screen
Graphics ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730 1GB GDDR3
Memory 4GB DDR3
Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
Hard Disk Drive 1TB SATA2
Optical Drive Double-layer DVD Super Multi
Speaker MSI Premium Sound Technology with SRS
2 x 5W Speaker,10W Subwoofer
Video Input 1.3-megapixel webcam and microphone
I/O Ports VGA-out , USB (x6), eSATA, RJ45, mic, headphone, HDMI-in, SPDIF
Card Reader Built-in 6-in-1
IR Receiver Yes, with MCE remote control
Wall Mount Supports standard VESA Wall Mount
Keyboard/Mouse Wireless
Adapter 180W
Optional TV tuner

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I'd be very interested to see how everything is laid out on the inside of this pc. I'm especially curious as to how the cooling components look. I'd imagine these types of computers are built like laptops/notebooks.

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Highlights for me:

23.6" display

ATI's Mobility Radeon HD 5730 GPU

1TB of hard drive space

For around a $1000, pretty good.

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I agree gibbersome. I think with a unit like this you have to look at it's expected usage pattern. This thing is not a gaming computer, it is not really expected to a performance unit. It is basically meant to do the same thing as a netbook with a better display. The costs of those type of operations are basically medium to light and therefore it performs them with ease. You also have to realize that your computer from 5 years ago I would imagine if not 10 could perform communications in this spectrum which I will say again is on the light side of capabilities.

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I've always thought of how cool it would be to build something like this into a wall in the kitchen in the house I don't have lol

But then I think of how much of a pain it would be to try to work on it if it ever had a problem :-(

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I suppose you could always use a recessed shelf, or a mount. But it might be easily to simple install a monitor into the wall and connect it via network to your CPU.

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Yea, i've thought of that too... having like a computer closet lol

But technology isn't quite there yet to do the things i'd like to do lol

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Just wait until the wireless display become common. Then you can just have an extra wireless adapter for it.

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There's this one available for $100: Linky

Less than a $100 and has pretty good reviews.

 

Are there any monitors that have that wireless capability built in?

I guess you could also broadcast your own signal then program a TV to catch it.

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