Hot on the heels of the Asus Zen AIO Pro, MSI has announced its latest take on an all-in-one gaming PC. MSI's machine goes a little further than Asus' in several departments, though.
First off, it's bigger. This system's screen has 27 inches of ten-point multitouch goodness, although at only a 1080p resolution. The CPU is a Skylake Intel i7-6700, a four-core, eight-thread beast clocked at 3.4GHz base and 4GHz turbo speeds. Graphics horsepower comes by way of a Nvidia Geforce GTX 980M card with 8GB of VRAM.
MSI went a little overboard in the storage department, but it's the good kind of overboard. The company equips the 27T with its "Super RAID 4" setup, consisting of two 256GB PCIe NVMe SSDs in a RAID-0 setup. A two-terabyte mechanical drive serves as a bulk complement to those blazing-fast SSDs. Prebuilt gaming systems nowadays use Killer NICs more often than not, and the 27T is no exception, packing a Killer DoubleShot Pro combo for wired and wireless networking. ESS Sabre DACs grace the audio outputs, promising high-quality analog output.
For external connectivity, the 27T offers a USB 3.1 Type-C port, three USB 3.0 connectors (one with special charging mojo), and two USB 2.0 ports. A pair of HDMI outputs, a 5W speaker set, and a Blu-ray burner round out the specs. MSI includes a USB keyboard and a 3,500-DPI USB gaming mouse in the package.
All this power doesn't come cheap, though. If you come across a Gaming 27T, be ready for its $2,700-and-up price tag. MSI says the Gaming 27T should be available immediately from Amazon, Newegg, and Best Buy.