Since it would not be a complete week without a few all-in-one systems coming out, ASUS has revealed the ET2411, an AiO with attitude and a special screen.
By special screen we mean a display panel that supports touch input. And here people will say that there is nothing special about touchscreens, but they would be wrong.
The thing is that touch-enabled screens are still quite unusual on monitors and all-in-one PCs.
Tablets and phones pretty much depend on touch support, but monitors and AiOs
aren't the greatest touch devices to use, since human arms tend to get tired when held out for too long.
Still, ASUS decided to strap a touch panel on top of the LED-backlit LCD of the ET2411, so that's what it did.
Speaking of which, the LED-backlit liquid crystal display measures 23.6 inches in diagonal and has a native resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels (Full HD).
There is a second asset that the ET2411 has, compared to others: ASUS SonicMaster technology, for louder volumes and higher sound clarity.
The hardware is pretty common otherwise: a hard drive unit of 500 GB capacity, 2 GB of RAM (expandable to 8 GB), an optical disk drive (DVD / Blu-ray), three USB 3.0 ports and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi.
Needless to say, Gigabit Ethernet is part of the feature list too, along with an HDMI input, HDMI output and a VGA port.
Finally, everything is handled by an Intel Core i5 or Core i7 central processing unit (CPU) and controlled by the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system.
We don't know what price ASUS
expects people to fork up for this thing, whenever sales start, but everything else worth knowing can be found here
. People with a tendency to worry may be glad to know that a Kensington Lock slot is included in the spec sheet, while others may be intrigued by the possibility to mount the ASUS all-in-one on a wall.