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MSI All-in-One Gaming PC (AG2712) Review


by Stuart Davidson - 22nd November 2013
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MSI All-in-One Gaming PC (AG2712) Review

MSI All-in-One Gaming PC Performance (AG2712A) Review

If you had spoken to Intel a few years ago they would have been happy to state that the way forward for desktop PCs was the evolution into All in One systems. Machines which build the CPU, GPU, etc into the chassis of our display. Back then they didn't quite get the impact that tablets would have on the industry and that has skewed the market course somewhat with consumers using those devices, rather than opt for a desktop based system for watching and finding content. There are however those who want a larger display, or more performance and productivity potential than tablets offer and that is where the likes of todays review product could be ideal.

The MSI Gaming All-In-One PC takes what is essentially the guts of a performance laptop and puts it into a form factor which is ideal for the desktop. Large display with built in CPU and Radeon GPU, touch functionality etc. Today we find out if it can live up to its "Gaming" tag while also looking at its potential for normal desktop use.

Packaging and Bundle

MSI All-in-One box MSI All-in-One packaging

MSI go with familiar Gaming Series branding on the box for this All-In-One. There isn't a lot of information to be seen on the front surface but elsewhere we get some detail and to aid us in transporting the system there is a handle on top. Inside the system is suspended in foam and wrapped in protective material. Beside it, in separate boxes, are our bundled items.

MSI All-in-One box MSI All-in-One packaging
MSI All-in-One box MSI All-in-One packaging

MSI bundle documentation, software discs and a cleaning cloth with their systems. Added to that is an antenna for TV functionality, basic mouse and slimline keyboard. The PSU for this system is external, just like a laptop, and a 180W Delta Electronics model.

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