Find yourself jonesing for an all-in-one PC? MSI
's new Wind Top AE2210 might be just the ticket. The AE2210 is a 21.5-inch machine built around Intel's Sandy Bridge platform, and don't worry about those early warts that affected Intel's 6-series chipset -- you won't find any of those in the AE2210.
What you will
find is an Intel Core i3 2100 (3.1GHz, 3MB L2 cache, 2500MHz DMI) or Core i5 2400s (2.5GHz, 6MB L2 cache, 2500MHz DMI) processor, 2GB/4GB of DDR3 (upgradeable to 8GB), integrated Intel HD 2000 graphics or optional Nvidia GeForce GT 540M discrete hardware, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, 640GB SATA II hard drive, DVD burner, IR receiver with optional MCE remote control, a pair of 3W 5.1 channel speakers with THX TruStudio Pro, 1.3MB webcam with mic, HDMI, four USB 2.0 ports, a pair of USB 3.0 ports, 6-in-1 memory card reader, wireless keyboard and mouse, and of course Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
It's an impressive collection of parts for an all-in-one PC, which is snazzy enough to let you get your multi-touch groove on, but has enough muscle to handle a bit of gaming, too.
No word yet on price or availability.
January, XX, 2011, Taipei] MSI, the innovating leader in the all-in-one touch screen PC market, today unveiled the Wind Top AE2210 All-in-One PC with Intel's latest Sandy Bridge platform. The Wind Top AE2210's large 21.5" Full HD high resolution display comes fitted with the newest 2nd generation Intel Core i processor. Whether it's CPU or built-in graphic card, the performances get a noticeable boost. Unlike models from other brands, the AE2210 houses two built-in speakers specially paired with Hollywood-class THX TruStudio Pro acoustic technology. This enables the AE2210 to not only provide a satisfying high resolution picture, but also presents users with audio capabilities that are akin to having a personal surround sound system, marking a revolution in audio and video quality. The AE2210 comes with 2 USB 3.0 ports, ensuring ultra-fast data transfer speeds which make life even more efficient. One of the two USB 3.0 ports comes with additional MSI Super Charger technology, which offers 40% faster recharging time compared to a normal USB; it also lets users continue to charge devices through the USB port even while the computer is turned off. This makes life more convenient than ever!
Audio & Video Performance Boost
The Wind Top AE2210 offers a 16:9 theater-grade widescreen display and 1080P Full HD high resolution panel to provide advanced display quality that lets user see the clarity and detail of high resolution images and experience the ultimate allure of audio and video like never before. The AE2210 comes with Intel's newest high performance Sandy Bridge platform, so online gamers won't need to spend additional money to upgrade to a discrete graphics card. Quick Sync Video technology allows for easier editing and enjoyment of videos, while Clear Video HD technology provides an all-new experience with a richer and more detailed picture under an effective budget. In order to enable All-in-One PC users to not only experience visual enjoyment, but also bring audio to a whole new level, the Wind Top AE2210 is specially equipped with THX TruStudio Pro™ audio technology. Sound performance is greatly enhanced with its 5 major technologies that provide even more lifelike audio quality during video playback. With just 2 speakers, users can enjoy 5.1 channel surround sound audio and treat themselves to Hollywood-class sound quality all in the comfort of their home.
A Quick & Convenient Lifestyle
To make life even more efficient, the Wind Top AE2210 comes with 2 high speed USB 3.0 ports. USB 3.0 offers transfer speeds of approximately 5GB/s, which is roughly 10 times faster than USB 2.0. Within 1 minute and 41 seconds, USB 3.0 is able to transfer 520MB of data from a 3.5 inch hard drive. This same task would require about 4 minutes under the exact same conditions using USB 2.0. It is currently the market's fastest transfer interface. With the Wind Top AE2210’s USB 3.0 interface, users can enjoy even faster high quality data transfers like movies, videos, and other types of large capacity file formats, making life even more efficient and transfers even easier. What's more, the AE2210 utilizes Super Charger technology, which not only lets a USB device recharge while the computer is turned off using a single USB 3.0 port, but also reduces charging time by 40%. Never again will users need to start up their computer just to charge a device—marking an enormous increase in your life's convenience.
An All-New Experience with Multi-Touch Software
The Wind Top AE2210 comes with the Windows® 7 operating system with multi-touch support. It's a whole new way to operate a computer and is smoother and more flexible than ever. The built-in multi-touch software is suitable for the whole family to use, which includes the third generation of Wind Touch. It is easy to use fingertip to check the weather in any city in the world, the date and time, as well as browse photos and video/speech recordings with a clear and user-friendly interface. The AE2210 also comes loaded with ArtRage professional painting software, which uses a watercolor technique and multi-touch functionality that gives everyone the chance to paint like Picasso. YouCam v4.0 utilizes multi-touch and all kinds of interesting visual effects that can not only be integrated with MSN and Skype, but can also directly record and upload video files to YouTube or Facebook, making media sharing with friends easier than ever before. The new features make sharing computer files a breeze. Even more, it can be used for surveillance; when movement is detected, the computer can be directed to begin recording, making your life more secure.
Plentiful I/O Interface Meets Multimedia Demands
The Wind Top AE2210 offers a 640GB hard drive, 4GB of DDR3 memory, 2 SO-DIMM slots capable of expanding memory to 8GB, and 802.11b/g/n WLAN. The Wind Top AE2210 comes with a built-in 1.3 MP webcam and microphone paired with 3W stereo speakers completely integrated into a unibody frame, so there is never a need to worry about peripherals again. The AE2210 has 4 USB 2.0 ports and a built-in 6-in-1 card reader capable of reading mainstream memory cards. In addition, 2 USB 3.0 ports capable of reaching transfer speeds of up to 4.8Gb/s can transfer data at high speeds, letting you quickly and easily prepare and share precious images, video, and other digital media. HDMI output lets you export the AE2210's video and audio and enjoy the high quality on a big screen whenever you desire. An optional TV Tuner card can provide the TV function for AE2210 through Mini PCI-E interface. The AE2210 also supports VESA standard, making wall-mounting a piece of cake. Combined with a wireless keyboard and mouse, it is able to give you a clean desktop space.