MSI Launches AG270 2PC and 2PE Gaming All-in-Ones

Subject: General Tech, Systems | May 16, 2014 - 09:06 PM |
Tagged: msi, all-in-one, AIO, gtx 880m

The MSI AG270 is an All-in-One (AIO) PC built in a 27-inch, 1920x1080, multi-touch display. The series is split into two models, the AG270 2PC and the higher-end AG270 2PE. Both are billed as gaming devices and, with a GeForce GTX 870M (2PC) or a GeForce GTX 880M (2PE), they fit the bill. The 880M, for instance, is basically a desktop GeForce 680 with 8GB of frame buffer (!!) and a slight underclock.

View Full Size

Two processor options are available, the i7-4860HQ and the i7-4700HQ. MSI does not state whether one (or both) models has a choice, or if the higher-end processor (4860HQ) is always in the higher-end PC (AG270 2PE) and the lower-end processor (4700HQ) is always in the lower-end PC (AG270 2PC). Users will get 2TB of storage and "up to" 3 mSATA SSDs. Yamaha will provide the two 5W speakers. BigFoot (owned by Qualcomm) provides the Ethernet and Wireless N through their Killer DoubleShot network adapter. It also has a DVD and BluRay reader/writer built-in.

MSI does not discuss pricing and availability, directly, and instead point to their retail partners.

Source: MSI
May 17, 2014 | 12:38 PM - Posted by D1RTYD1Z619

I hope you guys get one and take it apart. I'm curious to see if the guts are more laptop than desktop.

May 17, 2014 | 12:40 PM - Posted by D1RTYD1Z619

And I don't know why they still haven't figured out how to fit a full size vid card to these. Just have a bracket on the back for the vid card and connect it with a high quality ribbon cable or Pcie slot like Samsung's smart tv upgrade module.

May 17, 2014 | 02:18 PM - Posted by SR (not verified)

27 inch display at 1080p? No thank you.

May 17, 2014 | 05:54 PM - Posted by biohazard918

8gb of vram is just stupid hell even 4gb would be over kill for this resolution.

May 17, 2014 | 06:30 PM - Posted by Scott Michaud

Hey, I'd like my GeForce 670 to have 8GB of framebuffer (and so would Windows 7, apparently, according to its error messages). All the RAM there ever was.

May 18, 2014 | 10:01 PM - Posted by MexicanMalware

It does definitely seem like over-kill. But since this is a Gaming AIO, you want to have a beefy frame buffer if you want to add more monitors. Would that defeat the purpose of AIOs? I don't think so, but someone else (obviously) might disagree.

May 18, 2014 | 08:35 PM - Posted by Howard Phillips (not verified)

Only 4 USBs? and are those HDMI in or out, or one of each?

May 18, 2014 | 10:03 PM - Posted by MexicanMalware

I really hope this is the lower-end model.

May 19, 2014 | 03:22 AM - Posted by razor512

How will you go about upgrading the CPU, and GPU?

Many of these companies will add a huge price premium for the form factor, even though they are making people give up so much to have it.

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <blockquote><p><br>
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.

More information about formatting options

By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.