If you hadn't heard the Hannover horror - also known as CeBIT - is just around the corner, but wisely we're staying home because a) we've already been to CES and Mobile World Congress in the last two months (much better shows), and b) consequently manufacturers are largely tapped out of goodies right now. Furthermore, those that aren't are largely announcing them ahead of the show - like MSI...
The PC maker has announced the first Full HD 3D all-in-one PC this week and it combines this with multi-touch, an LED backlit panel and bundled 3D glasses.
Dubbed the '3D HD Wind Top', it will offer the choice of Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 CPUs and pack discrete graphics. Screen size(s) and connectivity weren't mentioned, but at least 24in seems a must to have a Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, while its media centric nature means Blu-ray should be nailed on too. It's easy this gestimating lark.
On top of this MSI will also be refreshing its high-end all-in-ones with the 22in 'AE2280' and 24in 'AE2420' which bring Core i3/i5/i7 options as well and discrete graphics. These will be backed up with 19in 'AP1920' and 'AE1920' all-in-ones and 'Wind Box DC520' and 'DE220' Mini PCs which conform to the European Union’s new EuP (Energy using Product) environmental directive. Consequently MSI claims the duo's average hourly electricity consumption is more than 90% lower than that of a traditional 300W PC.
Pricing and availability are unknown at this stage, but dear tower PC, your days are looking ever more numbered.