Thursday, October 4th 2012

MSI Announces WindTop AP1612 All-in-One PC

MSI announced the WindTop AP1612 series compact all-in-one (AIO) PC. Built for basic personal computing such as internet access and office applications, the WindTop AP1612 is a 15.6-inch AIO PC driven by Intel Celeron B830 processor ("Sandy Bridge" architecture, dual-core, 1.80 GHz, 2 MB L3 cache). The processor is backed by Intel HM65 Express chipset, 2 GB of DDR3-1333 MHz memory (expandable to 4 GB), and Intel HD graphics. The 15.6-inch LED-backlit LCD screen features 1366 x 768 pixels resolution. It features a resistive touchscreen layer. A 250 GB SATA 3 Gb/s HDD is the only storage device.

The WindTop AP1612 has plenty of network and legacy connectivity. It features two gigabit Ethernet interfaces, an 802.11 b/g/n WLAN interface, 4 in 1 Card Reader (SD+MS+MMC+XD), and a smartcard reader. Legacy connectivity includes a pair of serial COM and parallel LPT interfaces. Its body embeds a 320p web-camera, and 3W stereo speakers. Wired keyboard and mouse come included. Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit comes pre-installed. The company did not give out pricing information.
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2 Comments on MSI Announces WindTop AP1612 All-in-One PC

"pair of serial COM and parallel LPT interfaces"

rolling with old school tech
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tacosRcool said:
"pair of serial COM and parallel LPT interfaces"

rolling with old school tech
Actually it wasn't old school.

This kind of AIO computers from MSI, ASUS and etc its well used as an POS, and normally this kind of connections as COM and LPT its for POS systems, for example the POS printers normally(said normally because it can use RJ11 and USB too) uses RS232 port that need to be converted to COM and the CASHIERS normally uses an RJ11.

So as you can see this kind of connections are still used today, and MSI put it there to inprove the way you use it, you can use as an home computer or an POS system :)
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