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

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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Well it's not like it's an Apple product or anything.
 
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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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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.