|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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Closer Look: MSI Wind Top
From the moment the MSI Wind Top AE2010 is removed from the box, it seems like you're in for constant surprises. And they come, one after another. The retail packages is exactly the same size as others used to contain 20-inch LCD monitors, yet MSI packs a keyboard and mouse along side their Wind Top product. The AE2010-02SUS model number refers to the black bezel surrounding the LCD touch screen, which is the product Benchmark Reviews is testing for this article.
The MSI Wind Net monitor (MSI7459) is a touch-screen sensitive 1600x900 TFT LCD display with a maximum visible display size of 44 cm x 25 cm (19.9") using the 16:9 aspect ratio at 32-bit. A faux-leather grain panel adorns the lower edge of the Wind Net monitor, and adds a small degree of elegance to the transparent frame edge.
Along the right side of the MSI Wind Top is a string of menu buttons: power, menu, left, right, auto-adjust, and a unique LCD power button. A sturdy spring-loaded stand can be pulled back to adjust the monitors viewing angle from 10° (shown above) up to 20°.
At the left side of the AE2010-02SUS is a compact media-card reader and slim optical drive. The DVD Super-Multi drive can read and write to CD of DVD media, however the newer Blu-ray Disc is not compatible. The built-in card reader supports various types of memory cards, such as XD (eXtreme Digital), SD (Secure Digital), SDHC (SD High Capacity), MS (Memory Stick), MS Pro (Memory Stick Pro) or MMC (Multi-Media Card) cards. Two Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports are available for flash drives and digital media devices or connected cellular phones.
Although subdued, the back side of the MSI Wind Top AE2010-02SUS All-In-One Desktop System is bustling with features. The AE2010 does lack DVI output, but uses the space to include both D-Sub VGA input and output ports.
The specific features and components are examined and detailed in the next section, so please continue on.