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MSI's Wind Top AE2420 3D hits US shores for $1,800, Blu-ray and glasses included

MSI's Wind Top AE2420 3D hits US shores for $1,800, Blu-ray and glasses included
Joanna Stern
Joanna Stern|September 14, 2010 9:00 AM
Well, it's about time! Excuse our impatience / excitement, but we've been hearing about MSI's 3D all-in-one since March, and the company's finally done putting the finishing touches on it. While MSI's claiming it's the "world's first 3D all-in-one," the Wind Top AE2420 3D isn't just another 3D display that comes with active shutter glasses -- though it does have those features and in unison they do a mighty good job of displaying high def, three-dee video and images. But beyond all that, the company's gone and packed the back of the 24-inch, 120Hz LED panel with a Core i7 870s processor, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730 graphics, 4GB of RAM, and a terabyte of storage. And that's not all... amongst other things, the right and left edges are home to a USB 3.0 port and Blu-Ray drive. Oh yes, it's one monster of a machine, but it's gonna cost ya: MSI says the system will come in at $1,800 at most e-tailers, though there may be some other configurations. Still, the swirly design, touchscreen and THX speakers make it a rather luring family or living room PC. Either way, we're just happy this thing's finally arrived -- hit the break for the full press release as well as the gallery below for some pictures of the rig and MSI's rather hefty glasses. %Gallery-102079%
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MSI Announces Availability of the World's First 3D
Multi-Touch All-in-One PC in North America

MSI's Wind Top AE2420 3D addresses the shortage of 3D content
with family-friendly PC that converts any 2D movie into 3D.

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. – September 14, 2010 – MSI, a leading manufacturer of computer components and systems, today announced the North American availability of the Wind Top AE2420 3D, the world's first 3D touch screen all-in-one PC. Unlike 3D TVs, the Wind Top AE2420 3D addresses the current disconnect between people's interest in 3D entertainment, and the limited availability of content, as it can bring almost any 2D content – from home movies to DVD rentals and 3D Blu-Ray – to life in 3D.

The Wind Top AE2420 3D is powered by Intel® Core™ i7 processors, which have multi-tasking functionality and automatically adjusting processing frequency to meet the demands of running 3D entertainment, while also being a powerful computer for everyday use. The large 24'' full high definition (1080p) multi-touch display, flicker-free 120Hz LED panel, and exclusive wireless 3D shutter glasses provide 3D video entertainment for your whole family in your own home.

"Most people don't realize that MSI has been making the guts of PCs for more than 20 years, and we were the first to launch the 10 inch netbook, which is now the most popular form factor on the market," said Andy Tung, vice president of sales, MSI US. "By bringing the world's first 3D all-in-one PC to North America, MSI is continuing to introduce people to the future of computing."

Specific Wind Top AE2420 3D product highlights include:
• Ability to enjoy a quality 3D experience in an all-in-one PC – MSI combines all the facets of 3D technology into one family friendly entertainment PC. To reduce uncomfortable screen flicker, the Wind Top AE2420 3D has a 120Hz high scanning frequency LED back-light panel, which is twice the speed of 60Hz panels. Inside the unit, MSI uses precise imaging technology to create 3D visual effects similar to how the human eye views images. Plus the Wind Top AE2420 3D comes with rechargeable wireless active shutter 3D glasses that further enhance the experience with a high contrast ratio and two millisecond response time.

• Create and enjoy 3D content – MSI addresses the shortage of 3D movies with technology that converts 2D content to 3D. The Wind Top AE2420 3D is also the world's first multi-touch AIO that's capable of running 3D games, and showing 3D photos and videos taken with the new 3D cameras on the market. Plus, it provides 3D graphics performance with the ATI® Mobility Radeon® HD5730 discrete graphics chip that supports DireX 11. This high performance discrete GPU displays smooth, clear 3D images with extraordinary layers of color.

• Blazing fast transfer speeds with USB 3.0 – The Wind Top AE2420 3D is the first all-in-one PC in the world to feature USB 3.0 technology, which supports transfer rates up to ten times faster than traditional USB 2.0. This means that you can transfer high-definition data including movies, videos, and other large file formats – faster and easier than before – so you can enjoy the experience with minimal interruptions.

• Powerful surround sound audio capabilities – The Wind Top AE2420 3D delivers authentic 2.1 channel surround sound via two hi-fi five-watt channel speakers and a ten-watt subwoofer powered by MSI Premium Sound Technology. And with its Hollywood grade THX TruStudio Pro™ technology, you can enhance sound performance to 7.1 surround sound for pure, clear tone quality, extreme sound layering, and powerful vibrations for a theater-like experience.

The Wind Top AE2420 3D all-in-one PC is priced starting at $1,799. It will be available online at MWAVE.com, NEWEGG.com, TigerDirect.com and Amazon.com; and at retail stores in the U.S. including J&R Computers and Music and B&H Photo and Video, and in Canada at Canada Computer and Groupe Sonxplus starting on September 20. For more information and full specifications, please visit http://us.msi.com/WindTop/3DAE2420.

About MSI
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 motherboards, graphics cards, desktop PCs, all-in-one PCs, wireless communication products, and notebook PCs. To learn more about MSI and its product lines, please visit: http://us.msi.com. You may also connect with MSI Computer on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/MSI.ComputerUS) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/msiUSA).

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