|MSI Wind Top AE2010 AIO Desktop System|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Notebook | Compact PC|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Friday, 11 September 2009|
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MSI Wind Top AE2010 Review
Until the last few years, desktop computers were the standard in personal computing. When someone needed a computer, they didn't compare netbook or notebook pricing; they simply bought a heavy mid-tower computer system with a detached monitor and lots of cables. Eventually the notebook computer crept into the desktop space near the eve of Y2K, and today we see a sophisticated array of smart phones and portable mobile devices replacing the languished desktop system. Fortunately, being defined as a desktop computer doesn't include surrendering a large portion of real estate inside your work area.
Desktop computers are making a resurgence, and have exploited the compact nature of newer technology to provide the best of both worlds. Netbooks are the popular item for travelers, but they don't get the job done for full time workers and students. Notebooks are nice, and meet halfway, but have their own limits too. Behold the nettop. It's a compact desktop computer with a notebook profile. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the MSI Wind Top AE2010-02SUS All-In-One touch screen desktop computer against an Intel Atom-equipped ASUS Eee PC netbook, Core 2 Duo notebook, and NVIDIA ION desktop system.
MSI has taken their portable Wind nettop computer system and combined it with a full-featured desktop computer. The result is a stylish and compact all-in-one (AIO) personal computer system that fits in the space of a 20-inch monitor. Not to be outdone, that small footprint doesn't just shelter a display, it also incorporates touch-screen functionality along with an integrated web cam and stereo SRS speakers. Even after all this, there are still more perks to be discovered on the MSI All-In-One desktop system. If you're interested in full-size computing using pint-size technology, Benchmark Reviews examines the MSI Wind Top AE2010.
About MSI Desktop
Founded in 1986, MSI strives to design and manufacture superior technology and innovative products, while offering outstanding customer service. MSI has continued to uphold a business philosophy that stresses "Award-winning product quality and outstanding customer service." MSI specializes in the design and manufacture of mainboards, graphics cards, desktop PCs, all-in-one PCs, wireless communication products, and Notebook PCs. To learn more about MSI's complete product lines, please visit: us.msi.com