The desktop may not be selling as well these days compared to the notebook, but the all-in-one PC sure has been keeping up with the times. More than ever, people are interested in acquiring PCs that handle the basics well and take up a small amount of space. MSI
's AE2220 looks to be a perfect machine if you fit into that category, boasting an HD LCD, Windows 7, and NVIDIA Ion
As of today, the Wind Top AE2220 is available in the United States, bringing with it a 21.5" display, 5.1 channel audio, the latest Intel Core 2 Duo/Pentium Dual Core processors, VGA / HDMI outputs, and of course a load of touch-panel applications to take advantage of this machine's ability to recognize finger inputs.
The baseline machine includes Windows 7 Home Premium, a 2.2GHz T6600 Intel CPU, NVIDIA Ion GPU, a 1080p multi-touch display, 4GB of DDR2 RAM, 802.11a/g/n Wi-Fi, 500GB hard drive, a Blu-ray burner, 1.3MP camera, two speakers, six USB ports, eSATA, audio in/out, a 6-in-1 card reader and VESA mount support. There's even an optional TV tuner if that suits your fancy, but the standard config will cost you $749.99.
MSI US Launches High-Performance Wind Top 21.5-inch Multi-Touch Screen All-in-One Desktop PC
MSI Wind Top AE2220 Features an HD LCD, Windows® 7, NVIDIA ION, and Combines Intuitive Multi-Touch Screen Control to Deliver Theater-Quality Multimedia Experience for the Entire Family
CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. – Nov. 18, 2009 – MSI, a leading manufacturer of computer components and systems, today announced the U.S. availability of the Wind Top AE2220 all-in-one desktop PC. As MSI’s new flagship all-in-one computing system, the AE2220 extends the award-winning Wind Top line with new levels of performance, usability, energy-efficiency, and functionality in an affordable, stylish and eco-friendly design for today’s PC-centric families.
Featuring a 21.5-inch screen with 16:9 widescreen display, full HD (1080p) resolution and high-fidelity 5.1-channel SRS Premium Sound, the Wind Top AE2220 is designed to provide home users with theater-like multimedia entertainment. Powered by NVIDIA ION graphics and the latest Intel® Core 2 Duo/Pentium Dual Core processors, it can effortlessly run HD movies, resource-hungry applications and sophisticated 3D games. The AE2220 also includes VGA and HDMI input ports, enabling the device to serve as the primary home computer, television or a widescreen display device for game consoles and other video-capable devices in the home.
The Wind Top AE2220 all-in-one PC is available in a variety of configurations, and is priced starting at $749.99.
“The MSI Wind Top is an awesome all-purpose family PC. Share photos, edit videos, play games, watch HD video – our ION graphics processor means you can have it all,” said Drew Henry, general manager for ION and GeForce products at NVIDIA.
The AE2220 incorporates MSI’s exclusive graphic interface, enabling users to take advantage of “One Touch” convenience to browse the Web, instant message, use VOIP software, play music, and much more. With native support for multi-touch capabilities in the new Windows® 7 operating system, the Wind Top AE2220 dramatically improves the multi-touch experience by making it more intuitive, precise and easy to use for simple tasks, such as enlarging photographs and writing text in different languages, as well as for more complex applications, including professional photography editing.
“The Wind Top AE2220 all-in-one PC provides the perfect combination of processing power, easy to use multi-touch technology, and stunning graphics and HD video in a sleek, modern design that is sure to appeal to today’s tech-savvy families,” said Andy Tung, vice president of sales for MSI Computer. “Even better, the price of MSI’s Wind Top won’t break the bank, making it a great addition for any home this holiday season.”
Like other Wind Top products, the AE2220 is designed to meet all computing performance needs while reducing energy consumption. The AE2220 meets the latest efficiency requirements of ENERGY STAR Version 5.0 Specification for Computers, and can reduce electricity costs by approximately 35 percent compared to conventional PCs.
Special Wind Top Promotion at WIRED Holiday Store 2009 in NYC
MSI Computer will be showcasing the new MSI AE2220 all-in-one PC at WIRED magazine’s fifth-annual holiday retail store in New York City from Nov. 21 to Dec. 27. Those who visit MSI’s display at the store will receive a $50 gift card that may be used for the purchase of a new Wind Top all-in-one PC. For the WIRED Holiday Store location, directions and hours of operation please visit: http://www.wired.com/promo/wiredstore/aboutus.html.
Wind Top AE2220 Specifications
* Operating System -- Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
* CPU -- Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 (2.2GHz) / Pentium dual-core T4300 (2.1GHz)
* Chipset -- NVIDIA® ION™ Graphics Processors
* LCD Panel -- 21.5” (54.61cm ) 16:9, 1920 x 1080, Full-HD Multi-Touch Screen
* Graphics -- NVIDIA GeForce 9300 Integrated Graphics with 256MB VRAM
* Memory -- 4GB DDR2 800MHz
* Wireless LAN -- 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
* Hard Disk Drive -- 500GB SATA2
* Optical Drive -- Blu-Ray/Double-layer DVD Super Multi
* Speakers -- Two 5W 5.1-channel surround speakers with SRS Premium Sound
* Video Input -- 1.3-megapixel webcam and microphone
* I/O Ports -- VGA in, USB (x6), eSATA, RJ45, mic, headphone, HDMI in, SPDIF
* Card Reader -- Built-in 6-in-1
* Expansion Slots -- Two Mini-PCIE
* IR Receiver -- Yes, with MCE remote control
* Wall Mount -- Supports standard VESA Wall Mount
* Keyboard/Mouse -- Wireless
* Adapter -- 200W
* Optional -- TV tuner
Founded in 1986, MSI strives to design and manufacture superior technology and innovative products, while offering outstanding customer service. MSI has continued to uphold a business philosophy that stresses “award-winning product quality and outstanding customer service.” MSI specializes in the design and manufacture of motherboards, graphics cards, desktop PCs, all-in-one PCs, wireless communication products, and notebook PCs. To learn more about MSI and its product lines, please visit: http://us.msi.com. You may also connect with MSI Computer on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/MSI.ComputerUS) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/msiUSA).