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http://www.engadget.com/2013/03/04/msi-ag2712-gaming-all-in-one-PC-hands-on/
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On the inside, it runs a mobile Core i7 processor -- Ivy Bridge for now, though a company rep staffing the event here didn't rule out a Haswell refresh later on. For graphics, you've got NVIDIA's 670MX, a laptop-grade GPU announced back in October. As it happens, it's actually standard for all-in-one PCs to pack mobile components. The difference here, though, is that this was built for gamers, and the AG2712 is also kinda thick 'round back, which defeats the purpose of building a desktop with mobile bits in the first place.

On a cheerier note, we appreciate the 27-inch, 1080p touchscreen, which will be offered with a wide-angle matte finish, as pictured above.

I wonder what the price is? thinking.gif
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Wow...specs are decent
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Wow...specs are decent

It's MSI we're talking about. They better be bringing heat. tongue.gif
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all in one gaming desktop made out mobile components. wat the wat.
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They should make all in ones with desktop hardware. I don't think it would be that hard to fit, parallel the motherboard with a dual slot video card and let it suck in ambient air. It may be a little thicker but not too bad. Newer CPUs are good enough you could still use a laptop type cooler on them an run reasonable temps but then you'd have 2 times the power for half the cost.

Makes sense to me
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They should make all in ones with desktop hardware. I don't think it would be that hard to fit, parallel the motherboard with a dual slot video card and let it suck in ambient air. It may be a little thicker but not too bad. Newer CPUs are good enough you could still use a laptop type cooler on them an run reasonable temps but then you'd have 2 times the power for half the cost.

Makes sense to me

This. I've wondered about this for a while. We've seen people build custom rigs like this and make it work. Give us more bang for our buck, please.
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all in one gaming desktop made out mobile components. wat the wat.

Well the mobile i7's are not that much slower than the desktop counterparts (Faster than Nehalem, slightly slower than Sandy Bridge), and the GTX 670MX is only 12% slower than a desktop GTX 560 Ti.

Both consuming much less power than the desktop variants, and in a smaller, space saving package.
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all in one gaming desktop made out mobile components. wat the wat.

minus the bulk of a desktop, with decent specs to boot.
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all in one gaming desktop made out mobile components. wat the wat.

All AIO desktops, including iMacs and most HP, Dell, Lenovo and Asus models I'm familiar with, use a mobile GPU and usually a low voltage "S" intel i5 or i7. Nothing new here.

I have to say that from my experience with a Dell Aspire 23" with touch screen, you will only use it to hand paint on a kid-oriented paint app, and to show of to your friends / or parents.
It is cumbersome and imprecise on a 23", and I guess even worse on a 27".

Specs are fine for the casual gamer - tho the 27" @ 1080p is a nono for me...the pixel pitch is too big and noticeable at regular viewing distances.
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Essentially what they've done, is build a 27 inch gaming tablet.
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