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MSI launches AG270 27-inch AiO Gaming PC

by Mark Tyson on 16 May 2014, 11:17


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MSI has launched a follow up to its 'successful' MSI AG2712 Gaming All-in-One PC; the new AG270 27-inch All-in-One gaming PC. The highlighted specifications of this new AiO include; a 4th Intel Core i7 quad-core processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 870/880M discrete graphics paired with up to 8GB of GDDR5 graphics memory. Rounding off the offering MSI has equipped a 27-inch display with three layers of gamer eye protection and a Yamaha sound system.

This new AiO, first seen at CeBIT, fits quite a stash of powerful components into its sleek frame complete with MSI Gaming branding and red & black livery. Buyers get a choice of Intel i7-4860HQ (2.4GHz – 3.6GHz) or Intel i7-4700HQ (2.4GHz – 3.4GHz) for the CPU. Turning to CPU options buyers can choose from the AG270 2PE - Nvidia GeForce GTX 880M 8GB GDDR5 or AG270 2PC - Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M 3GB GDDR5 equipped models. Also there are a number of storage options including "up to three mSATA SSD that can be configured to run in RAID 0 for read speeds of up to 1500MB/sec ", boasts MSI. The basic storage option is a simple 2TB 7200RPM HDD.

Looking at the screen that this AG270 AiO is equipped with MSI has put some thought into eye-care for gamers. To provide a better gaming environment MSI has implemented; an anti-glare matte display, anti-flicker technology and 'Less Blue Light' technology. All these should help keep your eyes in comfort during your gaming sessions. The equipped mobile GPUs should also help keep games running smoothly as the large 27-inch screen runs at a relatively low 1920 x 1080 resolution, given its size.


Intel Core i7-4860HQ 2.4GHz Turbo 3.6GHz
Intel Core i7-4700HQ 2.4GHz Turbo 3.4GHz 

Operating System

Windows 8.1

Display / Touchscreen

27-inch LED 1920x1080 Multi-Touch with Anti-Flicker & Less Blue Light


Intel HM87

Graphics Card

AG270 2PE -  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M 8GB GDDR5
AG270 2PC -  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M 3GB GDDR5


DDR3L 1600 SO-DIMM * 2 slot / Max. to 16GB


2TB 7200RPM HDD & Up to 3 x mSATA SSD


Killer DoubleShot Wireless-N


DVD Super Multi/ BD Writer

Card Reader

3 in 1 (SD, MMC, MS)


2 x 5W Yamaha Speaker

Rear I/O

Mic in x1, Earphone out x1, USB3.0x2,USB2.0x2, HDMI out x1,
RJ45x1,D-Sub x1

Side I/O

USB 3.0x2 (including Super Charger x1) Card Reader, DC Jack

Built-in cam

2M-pixel FHD cam+microphone


Optional (Mini-PCI-E interface)



Wall Mount

Support VESA 200x100mm






The MSI AG270 also boasts a Yamaha sound system which consists of two Yamaha 5W speakers plus a subwoofer and Yamaha amplifier. MSI claims this setup offers a wider range of sound output than a "general speaker" and will enhance both "explosions in action games or pure audio".

Pricing and availability for this new AiO is not yet known.

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Now THAT'S very interesting. I wonder what the response time of the monitor is?
Not bad for LAN parties, but I bet the price will be higher than expected.
I could imagine the thing gets hot as well, but if MSI pulls this off, they may just be successful in the already competitive market (macs and touchscreen W8 PC's).
Just one fan to cool the GPU and CPU seems interesting as the TDP for a GTX 880M and i7-4860HQ is about 150w from what I've read.
Looks like they just grabbed a mobo from one of their notebooks and bolted it to a display panel - not that that's a bad thing, MSI notebooks are good!
I like, will definitely consider dependent on price of course.
Wish they'd use Intel NIC's though…
Is the stand adjustable or only one fixed angle? I'd want it more vertical at times for movie viewing.
I find 8GB of RAM on a laptop graphics card somewhat … unnecessary. Particularly when paired with a 1080p panel. Exactly what do NVidia and MSI think it's going to do with all that extra memory? Even 4GB would be complete overkill. AFAIK 2GB should be sufficient for 1080p (given the underlying GPU is essentially a GTX680 which managed fine with 2Gb at 1080p)… :O_o1: