MSI Gaming 27T goes all-in with a GTX 980M and RAID 0 PCIe SSDs

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.

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    • Kretschmer
    • 4 years ago

    The price of a gaming laptop, without the portability.

    The portability of a desktop, without the performance.

    The screen size of a 27″ LCD, without the variable refresh rate or resolution.

    The stylishness of an AIO, except for the BRIGHT RED and GAMING SERIEZ logo.

    If even one of these sells, I’ll be disappointed.

      • wimpishsundew
      • 4 years ago

      From a marketing perspective:

      1. FERRARI RED!!
      2. More portable and 1/3 the foot print of desktops.
      3. Full HD!!
      4. Faster and cheaper than iMac 27!!!!
      5. Game ready with NVDA Game Ready Drivers!
      6. Not 1 but 2 TERRAAABBBYYYYTTTEEE!!!!

    • Peter.Parker
    • 4 years ago

    [quote<] ... 27 inches of ten-point multitouch goodness[/quote<] That was a good one, Bruno!

    • eofpi
    • 4 years ago

    [quote<]Super RAID 4[/quote<] [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_RAID_levels#RAID_4<]Um, no.[/url<]

      • chubbyhorse
      • 4 years ago

      My thoughts exactly;
      but after reading their description, it’s not SUPER RAID-4, it’s their SUPER RAID [gen] 4

        • eofpi
        • 4 years ago

        And if they’d used a modifier instead of just a number, I’d be fine with it. But implying it’s the rather rare standard RAID 4 instead of a pile of marketing on RAID 0 is misleading.

      • davidbowser
      • 4 years ago

      hypothetical MSI Marketing folks: “We’re counting on our technically savvy customers to not know wtf RAID is, so we just started making up stuff that sounds better. If RAID 1 is good, then SUPER RAID 4 is FTW! Amiright?”

        • TruthSerum
        • 4 years ago

        Screw that, I’m running RAID 6000 XLZ “DeltaForce Bytestorm Elite Edition”

        Since we’re making things up for marketing to morons.

    • Dashak
    • 4 years ago

    I’ve been gone for a few years, so be gentle, but I thought we didn’t like Killer NICs?

      • makinbaconpancakes
      • 4 years ago

      [url<]https://techreport.com/review/29144/revisiting-the-killer-nic-eight-years-on[/url<] is good read... in for may tive. πŸ™‚

        • Dashak
        • 4 years ago

        Still pointless, got it.

    • TwoEars
    • 4 years ago

    Why would anyone do this? Is for people who hate to keep their screen when it’s time to upgrade the graphics card? Is for gangsta-rappers so they can mount 2 in the back seat of the SUV’s? I just don’t get it.

    • Chrispy_
    • 4 years ago

    27″ 1080p is like the days of 320×200 gaming where the resolution is best referred to as [i<]mosaic tile size[/i<].... Could be worse, though. It could be a 1366x768 TN panel, like every budget laptop every imagined.

      • Billstevens
      • 4 years ago

      This is just insulting given you can go get a pretty closely built iMac with a 5k screen for $400 less… Granted this has some better specs for gaming and play windows games but come on, how do you go from 5k to 1080p???

      I think they skimped on the wrong spec.

        • Ninjitsu
        • 4 years ago

        Well, that 980M can’t drive any higher so I’d say they made the screen too big.

      • Laykun
      • 4 years ago

      1080p on a 27″ screen has NEVER looked good.

        • makinbaconpancakes
        • 4 years ago

        i think you’re missing a ‘so’ in there somwheres bruh.

        edit: ohh, nevermind πŸ˜›

    • csxcsx
    • 4 years ago

    If your gaming PC is going to be shackled to a power outlet, why not just have a regular desktop?

      • albundy
      • 4 years ago

      My guess is that they are banking on those with no common sense.

        • makinbaconpancakes
        • 4 years ago

        be nice. you mean to say, those with ‘fashion’ sense right? mythical creatures? half eaten fruit? meh…its all the same πŸ˜›

      • chΒ΅ck
      • 4 years ago

      sometimes desk space is at a premium

      • Anomymous Gerbil
      • 4 years ago

      Because no-one ever wants to take their PC with them on holiday, or move it around their house, or any one of many other use cases?

        • eofpi
        • 4 years ago

        If I’m driving, my car can carry my gaming rig with plenty of room to spare. No advantage there.

        If I’m flying, well, MSI hasn’t released dimensions yet for this. But its case looks identical to their AG270, which measures 672.23mm by 482.96mm by 66mm, 26.47″ by 19.01″ by 2.60″. This won’t fit [b<]any[/b<] airline on [url=http://travel-made-simple.com/carry-on-size-chart/<]this extensive list[/url<] of allowed carry-on sizes. Would you subject your gaming machine to the gauntlet of checked baggage? I wouldn't. EDIT: I will concede that it's more convenient if you travel by rail.

          • Anomymous Gerbil
          • 4 years ago

          Right, because everyone drives, etc etc.

          It’s a never-ending source of wonder that people on this site continue to fail to understand that other people (i.e. *most* people) have different use cases than their own.

            • eofpi
            • 4 years ago

            Since you asked, I ignored bus travel and sea travel because I don’t know enough about either to have a starting point for their luggage regulations.

            And I assume if you’re traveling by foot or by bicycle that volume and weight matter enough that you’d either use a laptop instead or forego a computer entirely on your journey. Motorcycles probably have similar volume restrictions.

            Now is that good enough, or is there some breakthrough in teleportation technology I haven’t heard about yet?

        • Kurotetsu
        • 4 years ago

        Hm, if portability is a concern I’d probably be looking at a gaming/desktop replacement laptop instead of this. Those are actually built to be portable and don’t require being plugged into the wall all the time (you’ll get, like, 30 minutes of battery life, but that’s still 30 more minutes away from a power outlet compared to 0 with an AIO). At the $2,700 minimum price point this is asking for, you won’t giving up any hardware or performance either. The only advantage an AIO like this has is if you need something semi-portable (as in, portable enough that it can at least be moved between power outlets easily) and it MUST have a 27-inch screen.

        • Kretschmer
        • 4 years ago

        Why not snag a 17″ desktop replacement, then? Similar specs and enhanced portability. Unless you NEED a 1080P 27″ panel. In which case, heaven have mercy on your soul.

      • Ninjitsu
      • 4 years ago

      Probably less wire clutter.

      • DreadCthulhu
      • 4 years ago

      Maybe some dentist wants a gaming computer in his cramped office? πŸ˜‰

      • burntham77
      • 4 years ago

      An AIO system saves space compared to a standard desktop.

        • TruthSerum
        • 4 years ago

        You can save additional space by wearing a hat that doubles as a refrigerator.

        It’s just kinda silly.

      • Kretschmer
      • 4 years ago

      Or a regular desktop replacement laptop with a separate screen?

    • homerdog
    • 4 years ago

    Would much rather have an Intel NIC.

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