|MSI Wind-Top AE2220 1080p All-In-One PC|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Notebook | Compact PC|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Sunday, 03 January 2010|
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MSI Wind-Top AE2220 All-In-One PC Review
Computer users are usually divided between the eager to learn youth and older users who are resistant to change. Until the last few years, desktop computers were the standard in personal computing. Whenever someone needed to buy a computer, they didn't compare prices on notebook or netbook devices; they simply bought a heavy mid-tower computer system with a detached monitor and lots of cables in-between. A younger more flexible consumer base eventually allowed notebook computers to creep into the desktop space, and today we see a sophisticated array of smart phones and portable mobile devices replacing the languished desktop system. Fortunately for us, being defined as a desktop computer doesn't mean that you'll be forced to surrender a large portion of work area real estate.
Although you won't seen them labeled as 'desktop computer systems', the platform is making a resurgence by exploiting the compact nature of newer technology and providing the best of both worlds. Compact Netbook devices are popular among travelers, but they don't get the job done for full time workers and students. Notebook systems meet halfway, but have their own limits too and lack the size necessary for prolonged use. Behold the MSI Wind Top, an all-in-one computer system that blends the best features from each category. The Wind Top is a compact desktop computer with a monitor's profile and notebook architecture. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the MSI Wind Top AE2220-25SUS All-In-One PC with 1080p LCD touch screen against an Intel Atom-equipped ASUS Eee PC netbook, Core 2 Duo notebooks, and NVIDIA ION desktop systems.
MSI has taken their portable Wind-series all-in-one computer system and combined it with the functionality of a full-featured desktop computer system. The result is a stylish and compact NVIDIA ION-based all-in-one (AIO) PC personal computer system that fits in the same space as a 21.5-inch widescreen monitor. The small 21.8"-wide footprint doesn't just shelter a 1080p HDTV LCD display, it also incorporates touch-screen functionality along with an integrated HD web cam and high-fidelity 5.1-channel SRS Premium Sound. Blu-ray Discs can be played back from the MSI Wind Top AE2220, and a digital tuner is also built-in for receiving over-the-air HD broadcasts allowing the DVR functionality within Microsoft Windows 7. Even with all this, there are still several more perks to be discovered on the MSI WindTop All-In-One desktop system.
Ideal for every workspace conceivable, the dual-core 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 processor handles every compute task a user might have... from web browsing to CAD/CAM applications. Lightweight video games are played at high-resolution using the NVIDIA GeForce 9300M integrated graphics solution, and offers more than enough power for multimedia applications. 4GB of DDR2 system memory ensure there's no delay in program responsiveness, and a 500GB hard drive offers high-capacity storage space for saved data and recorded audio or video multimedia. Both 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet give users the flexibility to connect the MSI AE2220 to a LAN or wireless network. If you're interested in full-size computing using pint-size technology, Benchmark Reviews examines the MSI Wind Top AE2220-25SUS 1080p AIO computer system.
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