MSI Lays Claim to World's First Windows 8 Certified All-in-One PCs

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News Posted: Fri, Aug 17 2012 11:28 AM
Now that Windows 8 is just around the corner and already in the hands of OEMs, let the race begin for companies to yell, "First!" Count MSI among them, which claims its Wind Top AE2281G and Wind Top AE2081 desktops are the first all-in-one (AIO) PCs on the planet to receive Windows 8 certification. What does that mean for consumers?

"With the Approved-status in the Windows hardware certification report for the MSI AE2281G and AE2081, the user can be guaranteed to run the Windows 8 operating system smoothly on his All-in-One PC," MSI says.

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What it really boils down to is bragging rights, as you can expect a number of Windows 8-based PCs to be ready when the touch-friendly OS launches to the general public on October 26. As for MSI's machines, both AIO desktops sport 3rd Generation Intel Core processors (Ivy Bridge), while the AE2281G also boasts Nvidia GeForce GT630M graphics.
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InsideSin replied on Fri, Aug 17 2012 12:10 PM

Who really uses All-in-ones? I've only ever seen a handful in select stores because other stores use Macs.

"You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new."

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Its like a big big tablet. Lol and i dont think its good for gamings. And iys better with a touch screen.

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JDiaz replied on Fri, Aug 17 2012 4:54 PM

All-In-Ones (AIO) hit nearly 14.5 million units sold world wide last year. The Apple iMac compromising the largest number from any one company.

The idea isn't just about the touch screen but the fact it includes everything in one casing for saving space. So just hook peripherals to the what would otherwise be the monitor and you're all set.

Space saving also means it's useful in areas you normally wouldn't put a PC. Like in the kitchen, etc. So touch screen can then be useful when you're killing time browsing the web or looking up recipes or video chatting while otherwise occupied.

Some of the newer AIO's even let the screen be detached and either work as a remote tablet or converts to a ARM tablet.

Regardless, the market is large enough for pretty much all major PC makers to be producing these type of products.

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Erakith replied on Sat, Aug 18 2012 4:17 PM

AIOs belong in the kitchen, or on a counter somewhere, or as a media server with a secondary huge display. If you're putting it on a traditional desk you're missing the point; paying more for the smaller form factor whilst losing out on power for the same reason.

AIO PC's are a cool innovation, but not for me personally.

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