Well-known mainboard manufacturer MSI has just announced a new all-in-one (AIO) computer system that’s powered by Intel’s former glory, Sandy Bridge technology. The new PC is targeting business users so the latest and greatest Ivy Bridge is not really needed here although it would have been welcomed.
The official name of the new system is MSI Wind Top AP1612 and this is a Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit computer although it will also be available without the operating system.
The touch-enabled display only measures 15.6” in diagonal and the resolution is a mediocre 1366 by 768 pixels, but considering the low performing HD graphics, we don’t think that higher resolution would have been suited.
The processor powering MSI’s Wind Top AP1612 is a mobile Intel Celeron B830 dual-core CPU running at a default frequency of just 1800 MHz and has no Turbo option.
It has two cores, but lacks HT technology and only features a 2 MB level 3 cache while it is rated for just 35 watts maximum TDP.
Storage is handled by a 320 GB HDD and RAM measures only 2 GB with a maximum of 4 GB.
The HM65 Express chipset is responsible for the four USB 2.0 ports available as well as the 6 in 1 card reader, the 2 COM ports, a parallel printer port, VGA out, two HD audio jacks and surprisingly two Gigabit LAN ports.
WirelessN connectivity is also present along with a nice 0.3MP webcam.
The system lacks the much needed optical disc drive, but it ships with a keyboard and mouse.