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MSI Wind Top AE1900

MSI Wind Top AE1900
alaScore 87

120 reviews

Apr, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the design and usability are generally positive.

value for money, usability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the MSI Wind Top AE1900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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MSI Wind Top AE1900


Separating the AE1900 from its all-in-one PC peers are its 18.5-inch, single-touch display and its affordable $529 (as of 7/2/09) price. Its screen is larger than the 15.6-inch Asus Eee Top ET1602, which is only $30 cheaper, and it has an integrated...

Big touchscreen for the price ; Matches closest rivals in performance

Lower resolution makes images less crisp ; No upgrades

The AE1900 all-in-one desktop provides netbook-like performance, but sweetens the deal with a large touchscreen.

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MSI's Cheap Desktop Suffers From Performance Anxie...


After a few grim years ceded to the iMac, PC-based all-in-one desktops are making an LL Cool J-esque comeback. Their next move: Make the switch from semi-luxe

Amazingly affordable and loaded to the gills. Touchscreen makes this a perfect kiddie computer. Slim profile lets it fit just about anywhere. Cuter than a box of puppies

Performance problems dog the user at every turn. Flashing blue hard-drive activity light is front and center, terribly distracting and impossible to cover up. Bundled keyboard and mouse are beyond cheap. Webcam aim can't be adjusted

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MSI Wind Top AE1900 Review


Intel never intended for the ultra-low-voltage Atom processor to power anything but ultraportable PCs, but its widespread popularity in netbooks has now earned the chip yet another new home in desktop computers as well. Manufacturers like Asus,...

Inexpensive; energy efficient; no trialware; face login works well

Monitor stand glitch; low screen resolution; cheap peripherals; not powerful enough for HD; no video output; weak touch-based software

For the bargain basement price, MSI's AE1900 Wind Top makes a fine living room machine, spare computer, or e-mail station.


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MSI offers a wide range of ‘All-in-One' PCs and the Wind Top AE1900 stands as the entry level machine from its ‘Entertainment Series'

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MSI Wind Top AE1900-05SUS


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Amazon review summary for MSI Wind Top AE1900


alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of MSI Wind Top AE1900 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

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80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MSI AIO AE1900-05SUS 18.5-Inch Touch Screen Desktop PC - WhiteMSI AIO AE1900-01SUS 18.5-Inch Touch Screen Desktop PC - WhiteMSI AIO AE1900-10SUS 18.5-Inch Touch Screen Desktop PC - Black

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Great low priced all-in one


Great machine, especially for the price. I can not recommend any of the other Atom based machine due to the screen size. This one is dual core and hyper threaded. Pretty zippy machine. Keep in mind though Vista basic sucks! And or it sucks on this...

Fast, fantastic screen, good quality

Vista Basic, slow hard drive, tons of bloat ware

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Great 2D system w/ touchscreen


Bottom line: A touchscreen system for this price is hard to beat. I wanted to buy a touchscreen for a 3 year old, but couldn't find an LCD-based one for less than $400. The screen integrated with this system was larger and included an entire computer...

18.5" touchscreen ; Dual-core Atom w/ hyperthreading (4 threads total) ; Can play/decode 5.1-channel audio to integrated speakers ; Surprisingly solid build (three-foot base works fine with my 3 year old) ; Pretty - the clear frame reflects the hard...

GMA 950 graphics (World of Warcraft at low settings gets ~10 FPS) ; Vista Basic ; Touchscreen settings do not allow adjustment of hold-for-right-click settings (I think this is due to Vista Basic) ; Touchscreens get dirty... especially with a 3 year...

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HOW is possible that come with software error from factory???

look like a mac

just turn on it and get IO.SYS error (touchscreen) ; tech support is very bad ; told me return the computer and after 5 minutes told me restar computer or use restore dvd ; IT DIDN'T FIX IT!!! I asked them if msconfig will fix it and they told me NO ;...

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Works well, Windows Vista to slow


I am not sure what the deal with the previous reviewer is, it doesn't say anywhere that it can be mounted. The item is not very costly so what do you expect. The screen is pretty large and works well for what I use it for which is for a kitchen...

Speakers are pretty quiet, but that is not a big deal as you can just buy some 30 dollar logitech speakers to replace it. Windows Vista is SLOW on this machine, but windows Vista is slow unless you have a pretty high end fast computer. I would replace...

Product Specifications

Wind Top AE1900 offers the touch screen function along with an easy and friendly user interface, MSI Wind Touch; you can simply touch the screen to access all PC functions. Wind Top AE1900 also considers user's needs by four sorting categories: work, fun, tool, and web. You can browse all of the options through your finger tips across the screen and start programs by touching the graphic icons. The next-generation PC control won't get any easier than this. Unlike the awkward techie design, Wind Top AE1900 was created in a trendy eye-catching design which lets a desktop PC can also be part of your home decoration and life style. It also saves space and adds more fine taste to your personal environment. There is no need to worry about the fan noises like traditional PC! AE1900 uses the latest cooling technology to control the noise level no more than 26 decibels, which is as quiet as a library, for creating the most comfortable working and e-learning environment.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:All-in-one
Manufacturer Form Factor:All-in-one

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:All-in-one
Manufacturer Form Factor:All-in-one

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB
Per Processor Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:18.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):47cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Type:LCD display
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Manufacturer:Micro Star International Computer/Micro Star International Computer / MSI/MSI
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:MSI Wind Top


Chipset Type:Intel 945GC Express
Data Bus Speed:533MHz




Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem/None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n (draft)

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:230/330
Upgradability:Not upgradable


Installed Size:1GB/2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150/Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/250GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950