After previewing the Wind NetOn AP1900 at CES in January, MSI has formally announced the all-in-one nettop. The system has the same basic look as Apple’s iMacs, but it includes an Atom N270 processor, and MSI claims it’s just 1.38" deep—almost like a folded netbook tablet on a stand.
The AP1900’s display isn’t anywhere close to netbook territory, of course: it has an 18.5" panel with a 16:9 aspect ratio, "WSXGA" resolution, 5ms response time, and 1000:1 contrast ratio. MSI also outfits the machine with 2GB of RAM, a 160GB mechanical hard drive, both 802.11g Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet, and a DVD "super-multi drive"—a crucial ingredient for movie-watching on the wide display.
Surprisingly, and despite the (relatively) large screen, MSI quotes power consumption of only 35W when the system is "fully operating." Presumably because of that, the AP1900 shouldn’t deafen you with cooling fans, either: MSI asserts that noise levels "will never exceed 26 decibels."