MSI has unveiled a sleek little PC for people who want a low cost, all-in-one desktop.
MSI's Wind Top AE1900 touchscreen computer is one sleek little number, and despite lacking grunt in the processing stakes, its sleekness makes the undeniably sexy iMac look bulky by comparison.
All-in-one PCs are being released in droves lately as computer makers seemingly have decided that every kitchen in the world
needs an all-in-one PC lest families never communicate again.
The AE1900 is powered by a dual-core Intel Atom 230 CPU and runs Windows XP Home. A webcam and mic are built-in for audio and video recording including easy Skype video chats. MSI claims that the machine has some serious green chops as well consuming less than 80% of the power needed by the traditional desktop PC. At full load, the machine consumes only 50 watts of power.Above: MSI Wind Top AE1900
Storage is provided by a 160GB 2.5-inch SATA hard drive and other features include a quartet of USB ports, 4-in-1 memory card reader, and a matching keyboard and mouse to augment the touchscreen. The screen is 18.5-inches with a resolution of 1366 x 768 with brightness of 250dc/m2 and contrast ratio of 1000:1.
Graphics for the little machine are via Intel integrated GMA950 with up to 228MB of shared memory. MSI plugs 1GB of RAM into the system and a DVD super multi drive is built-in. integrated 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi is included and speakers are built-in. Overall measurements are 14.37-inches x 18.74-inches x 1.93-inches.
Pricing for the AE1900 is set at $US529 ($754) in the US, but MSI Australia tells us it will cost $1099 in Australia, when it is released at the end of May -- still a reasonable deal.