Tuesday, October 9th 2012

ASUS Introduces the Windows 8-ready 27-Inch ET2701 All-in-One PC

ASUS today introduces the ET2701 All-in-One PC Series - an AiO PC with a frameless 10-point capacitive touch screen optimized for the Windows 8 experience through precise touch inputs. It utilizes a VA panel that delivers a wide-view 178° angle on both horizontal and vertical planes. The ET2701 is coupled with an enhanced version of SonicMaster technology, DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC technology, and a bundled external subwoofer that takes the audio and visual capabilities of AiO PCs to the next level.

Immersive crystal-clear audio through innovative technology
The ET2701 features built in SonicMaster technology optimized by audio experts - it features a finely-tuned digital signal processor that produces every note in pristine clarity with near-zero distortion. Also onboard is DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC ll audio technology, which delivers the most realistic, three-dimensional sensation of being completely surrounded by sound. The ET2701 comes with an external subwoofer with a 580cc resonance chamber dedicated to low-range frequency audio signals that provides a rich bass response never before heard in ASUS AiO PCs.


27" wide viewing angle display
The ET2701 features a 27" screen that is ideal for both personal and shared multimedia entertainment. Its 1920 x 1080 Full HD LED backlit display comes with a high contrast ratio to deliver life-like HD images; its VA panel eliminates color shift and delivers a wide-view 178° angle on both horizontal and vertical planes to ensure stunning visuals from most angles. The optional Blu-ray combo drive and TV-tuner card gives users added entertainment options.

Increased usability and convenience
The ET2701 comes with a slew of convenient features that make it easy to surf the web, browse through movies and music libraries, or edit photos. The capacitive 10-point touch screen gives users precise fingertip control; giving them the ability to manipulate and navigate touch-optimized apps through intuitive pinch-zoom, swipe, scroll, or rotate gestures. The ET2701 also comes with two USB 3.0 ports, along with a HDMI input port that turns it into a 27" display for game consoles. VESA-mount compatibility also enables the ET2701 to be wall mounted.

ASUS desktops - Leading in overall satisfaction with reliability
ASUS desktops reflect a tradition of the finest product quality, innovation and longevity. Based on PCWorld USA's 2011 Reliability and Service Survey, users ranked ASUS as the leading choice for Windows-based desktops, citing high satisfaction due to reliability, value and quiet operation. ASUS desktops received further praise for performance, design, and connectivity.
Source: http://www.pcworld.com/article/244481/desktop_pc_reliability_and_satisfaction_dell_and_hp_home_pcs_get_poor_grades.html
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14 Comments on ASUS Introduces the Windows 8-ready 27-Inch ET2701 All-in-One PC

#1
Wile E
Power User
Oh come on! 1080p in a 27"? This is ridiculous. This shouldn't be any larger than 21.5" at that resolution.

This needs to be at least 2560x1440.
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#2
Katanai
by: Wile E
Oh come on! 1080p in a 27"? This is ridiculous. This shouldn't be any larger than 21.5" at that resolution.

This needs to be at least 2560x1440.
What's with all this 1080p hate lately?!? There are plenty of 27" monitors with 2560x1440 resolution available. Please buy one of those and stop complaining every goddamn time a 27" 1080p monitor comes out!
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#3
Katanai
Also if you would have taken the time to look at the spreadsheet you would have seen this has a Nvidia GT640 graphics card. Are you really expecting that card to power a 2560x1440 display?
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#4
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Katanai
Also if you would have taken the time to look at the spreadsheet you would have seen this has a Nvidia GT640 graphics card. Are you really expecting that card to power a 2560x1440 display?
IS that a trick question? It will not run games maxed out at that res but it's hardly a gaming machine anyway. I think it's fair criticism, but that depends on the price. If it's cheap yeah it works, if it's not it doesn't.
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#5
Octavean
Pricing should be basically in line with the currently avalible Asus All-In-One systems that predate Windows 8 with similar specs:

Newegg prices are as follows:

ASUS ET2701INKI-B046C 27" All-in-One PC Intel Core i7 3770s(3.10GHz) 8GB DDR3 2TB HDD Capacity NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M 1GB Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit - $1,499.99

ASUS ET2701INKI-B030C 27" All-in-One PC Intel Core i5 3450(3.10GHz) 8GB DDR3 2TB HDD Capacity NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M 1GB Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit - $1,299.99

There really is no magic in terms of pricing here with this future Windows 8 All In One system or future Windows 8 Pro x86 tablets which should be comparable to many existing x86 tablets.

A 27” Apple iMac with Core i5 processor (2.7GHz to 3.1GHz), 4GB of RAM, 2560 x 1440 non-touch display would cost about ~$1699 to ~$1999. A Dell XPS One All In One 27” with non-touch 2560x1440 display starts at about ~$1300.
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#6
Wile E
Power User
by: Katanai
What's with all this 1080p hate lately?!? There are plenty of 27" monitors with 2560x1440 resolution available. Please buy one of those and stop complaining every goddamn time a 27" 1080p monitor comes out!
What's with the hate?

I don't know, maybe a terrible ppi ratio, so it looks like a pixelated mess when you sit a normal distance from it? It's a touch screen. You have to sit within arm's length to use it as intended. 27" 1080p monitors look like ass at that viewing distance.

And those 27" 2560 monitors aren't all-in-one computers. Apples to oranges.

Speaking of Apple, the 27" iMac IS 2560x1440. If they can do it, so can Asus.

by: Katanai
Also if you would have taken the time to look at the spreadsheet you would have seen this has a Nvidia GT640 graphics card. Are you really expecting that card to power a 2560x1440 display?
Considering most AIO computers aren't intended for heavy gaming (I certainly wouldn't buy one for gaming), yes, the GT640 is more than enough for 2560x1440.
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#7
Super XP
The only reason why companies stick with 1080p terminology is because most people are familiar with that term. In other words, 1080p ='s High definition. Of course we tech people know better. :D
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#8
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: Wile E
Oh come on! 1080p in a 27"? This is ridiculous. This shouldn't be any larger than 21.5" at that resolution.

This needs to be at least 2560x1440.
Then you watch the price sky rocket.......
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#9
hellrazor
Just exactly who is this trying to cater to? We've determined that it's not for gaming, it's not for touching (unless you can stand god-awful pixel size), it isn't for movies (it being a touch screen and having a horrible ppi), and for some reason it has 8GB of RAM. Is it built for old people? I don't think they'll go well with Windows 8, and they certainly don't need an i7/i5/i3, 8GB of RAM, a CD/DVD/BR reader/burner, or 2TB of space.

The only type of person that I can think of is someone that has way too much money and is completely retarded.
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#10
Octavean
by: Katanai
What's with all this 1080p hate lately?!? There are plenty of 27" monitors with 2560x1440 resolution available. Please buy one of those and stop complaining every goddamn time a 27" 1080p monitor comes out!
I hear you brother,....
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#11
Prima.Vera
by: hellrazor
Just exactly who is this trying to cater to? We've determined that it's not for gaming, it's not for touching (unless you can stand god-awful pixel size), it isn't for movies (it being a touch screen and having a horrible ppi), and for some reason it has 8GB of RAM. Is it built for old people? I don't think they'll go well with Windows 8, and they certainly don't need an i7/i5/i3, 8GB of RAM, a CD/DVD/BR reader/burner, or 2TB of space.

The only type of person that I can think of is someone that has way too much money and is completely retarded.
:shadedshu
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#12
hellrazor
Well it's not like it's an Apple product or anything.
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#13
Octavean
by: hellrazor
Well it's not like it's an Apple product or anything.
Its also convenient to forget that the Apple iMac has been somewhat neglected as of late and as such still sports a Sandy Bridge processor. That’s right there has been no upgrade to Ivy Bridge for the iMac product line. The video subsystem on the 27” Apple iMac consists of a AMD Radeon HD 6770M to Radeon HD 6970M (1 or 2GB) option both of which are older quasi antiquated solutions. In addition to that the price range for the 27” iMac with 2560x1440 display is likely elevated for this “seasoned” hardware ranging from the already stated ~$1699 to ~$1999 USD and that’s with a Core i5. If you want to upgrade to the Core i7 option it will cost you another ~$200 for a whopping total of ~$1900 to ~$2200 USD.
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#14
Wile E
Power User
by: Octavean
Its also convenient to forget that the Apple iMac has been somewhat neglected as of late and as such still sports a Sandy Bridge processor. That’s right there has been no upgrade to Ivy Bridge for the iMac product line. The video subsystem on the 27” Apple iMac consists of a AMD Radeon HD 6770M to Radeon HD 6970M (1 or 2GB) option both of which are older quasi antiquated solutions. In addition to that the price range for the 27” iMac with 2560x1440 display is likely elevated for this “seasoned” hardware ranging from the already stated ~$1699 to ~$1999 USD and that’s with a Core i5. If you want to upgrade to the Core i7 option it will cost you another ~$200 for a whopping total of ~$1900 to ~$2200 USD.
And still a more pleasant viewing experience.
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