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MSI AG270

MSI AG270
alaScore 91

60 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of MSI AG270. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and price are generally positive. The size and design are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the usability.

design, size, price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the MSI AG270 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for MSI AG270

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of MSI AG270 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People really like the design. The price is also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative comments about the size. Comments are divided on the usability.

price, design

size

72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MSI AG270 2QE-037US 27-Inch All-in-One Gaming DesktopMSI AG270 2QE-037US 27-Inch All-in-One Gaming Desktop

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

MSI AG270 All-in-One review: The MSI AG270 is a rare PC gaming all-in-one desktop

 

Packing high-end laptop parts behind a 27-inch touchscreen, this gaming rig is fun and unique.

The MSI AG270 combines high-end gaming parts with a large matte-finish touchscreen, tons of storage, and a Blu-ray drive.

The components are laptop parts, not more powerful desktop ones, and gamers may want more upgradability.

Gaming all-in-one desktops are rare, and not for everyone, but the MSI AG270 is a self-contained gaming rig.

Feb, 2015

Expert review by (cnet.com)

MSI AG270

 

But, on closer examination, there are a few holes in our theory. As one of our colleagues put it, you're basically buying a gaming desktop that you can never upgrade. And, despite the hulking desktop footprint, most all-in-ones default to mobile parts...

The MSI AG270 combines high-end gaming parts with a large matte-finish touchscreen, tons of storage, and a Blu-ray drive.

The components are laptop parts, not more powerful desktop ones, and gamers may want more upgradability.

Gaming all-in-one desktops are rare, and not for everyone, but the MSI AG270 is a self-contained gaming rig.

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

MSI AG270 Gaming All-in-One (2PC-006US)

 

The MSI AG270 Gaming All-in-One refines its design, with better hardware and improved performance over its predecessor.

Distinctive all-in-one design. Touch screen. Yamaha speakers sound clear. HDMI input allows use as a monitor.

Full HD feels underwhelming on the 27-inch display. Anti-glare coating limits viewing angles. No option for expansion or upgrades.

Conclusion The MSI AG270 Gaming All-in-One (2PC-006US) is one of the few all-in-one desktops on the market with real gaming chops. It's a solid all-in-one PC in its own right, but the addition of graphics performance and several gamer-friendly features...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : ComputerShopper (computershopper.com)

Expert Review

 

Fast enough for first-tier games at 1080p, Handsome touch screen with HDMI input

DVD instead of Blu-ray, Corded instead of cordless mouse and keyboard

Indeed, the AG270 nearly copped one of our rare four-and-a-half-star ratings, and was an easy pick for an Editors' Choice. We're eager to see other AIO makers answer the challenge, but MSI has set the bar high.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (computershopper.com)

MSI AG270 Gaming All-in-One PC Review and Ratings

 

The "Haswell"-powered heir to MSI's groundbreaking gaming all-in-one is even faster on the game grid, yet fairly priced for a 27-inch touch-screen AIO.

Fast enough for first-tier games at 1080p ; Handsome touch screen with HDMI input

DVD instead of Blu-ray ; Corded instead of cordless mouse and keyboard

As we said, the truly hardcore will always want conventional gaming towers, both for raw performance and for expandability and upgradability. But the MSI AG270 is doubly appealing as a good-looking all-in-one PC that, unlike the majority of its peers,...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

MSI AG270 All-in-One review: The MSI AG270 is a rare PC gaming all-in-one desktop

 

Packing high-end laptop parts behind a 27-inch touchscreen, this gaming rig is fun and unique.

The MSI AG270 combines high-end gaming parts with a large matte-finish touchscreen, tons of storage, and a Blu-ray drive.

The components are laptop parts, not more powerful desktop ones, and gamers may want more upgradability.

Gaming all-in-one desktops are rare, and not for everyone, but the MSI AG270 is a self-contained gaming rig.

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

MSI AG270 All-in-One review: The MSI AG270 is a rare PC gaming all-in-one desktop

 

Packing high-end laptop parts behind a 27-inch touchscreen, this gaming rig is fun and unique.

The MSI AG270 combines high-end gaming parts with a large matte-finish touchscreen, tons of storage, and a Blu-ray drive.

The components are laptop parts, not more powerful desktop ones, and gamers may want more upgradability.

Gaming all-in-one desktops are rare, and not for everyone, but the MSI AG270 is a self-contained gaming rig.

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Nice Computer

 

MSI is trying to deny my $300 rebate because it says I didn't send in my invoice, which I did. They got all of the other info they requested in the same package, but are trying to say they didn't get the invoice. Great product, bait and switch with the...

large size is nice. Its fast, good looking and easy to set up. Just what I was looking for

Mail in rebate doesn't work

May, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

AG270 A game changer?

 

Your definitly going to want to add another SSD as the hard drive does perform fairly well with the OS on the SSD youll want your games loaded on one as well. It has slightly exceeded my expectations and im happy with my purchase.

Cpu throttles perfect. For a turbo boost to 3.5 it has never gone over 3.2 and cpu stays at 80% load or less. The 6GB GPU powers 2 alternate monitors with it fairly well. Its a sleek solid design. Speakers sound pretty nice for being built in however...

I honestly do feel that MSI should have strived for a 75Htz monitor however it functions very well so i wont take off a star for that.

May, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Amazing AIO Computer!

 

-Make sure you go to Nvidia graphic setting and turn on Geforce 970M as primary card or games can get pretty. -Swap the HDD with a aftermarket SSD for your games! -Swap memory with aftermarket Memory! -Swap Keyboard and Mouse with aftermarket gaming...

- Processor, plenty of cores to run any game - Memory 12gigs, more than enough - SSD (OS) / HDD (Applications) - 970M; plays Black Desert at slightly high detail (40-55 fps), medium setting above 50 fps!

Mouse and Keyboard - You may want to look at getting a corsair keyboard and mouse. However they are not terrible they're a good starter set for gamers!

Dec, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Sound Blaster Cinema
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
RMS rated power:10 / 5
Speakers manufacturer:Yamaha

Certificates

Certification:Sicherheit: UL/CB\nEMC:CE/FCC/C-TICK/VCCI/BSMI

Design

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Color of product:Black, Red
Wall mountable: Yes

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Detachable display:N
Display Diagonal:27
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440
Display surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD / Wide Quad HD
LED backlight: Yes
Panel type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / Y

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:230

Graphics

CUDA: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 2048 / 3 / 3072 / 6 / 6144 / 8 / 8192
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Pro Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416 / 0xD26
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Memory

Internal memory:12 / 16 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:DIMM/SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM

Multimedia

Built-in camera: Yes
Camera Resolution:1920 x 1080
Total megapixels:2
TV tuner integrated:No / Yes

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray RW / DVD Super Multi

Other Features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x,VT-d
Storage drive interface:mSATA, Serial ATA II / mSATA, Serial ATA III / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Mouse included:N / No / Yes

Packaging Data

Package weight:40.8

Performance

Market positioning:Gaming
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini PCI Express slots:2
S/PDIF out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:230
Autonomy mode:N

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI2
Chipset:Intel H87 / Intel HM87
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel H87 / Intel HM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-4210H / i7-4700HQ / i7-4710HQ / i7-4720HQ / i7-4770HQ / i7-4860HQ / i7-4870HQ
Processor boost frequency:3.4 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.7
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor code:SR15E / SR1BP / SR1PX / SR1Q0 / SR1Q8 / SR1ZW / SR1ZX
Processor codename:Crystal Well / Haswell
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.9
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i5-4210H / i7-4700HQ / i7-4710HQ / i7-4720HQ / i7-4770HQ / i7-4860HQ / i7-4870HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4800 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1364
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:C0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):47
Tjunction:100 / 100 C

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75116 / 76089 / 78929 / 78930 / 78934 / 83504 / 83505
Processor code:SR15E / SR1BP / SR1PX / SR1Q0 / SR1Q8 / SR1ZW / SR1ZX
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 10 Home / Windows 8.1
Operating system language:Multilingual

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:HC MMC+, Memory Stick (MS), MiniSDHC, MMC, RS-MMC, SD, SDHC, SDIO, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SDXC / MMC, Memory Stick (MS), SD
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 2
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2 / 3 / 4
RAID support: Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:M-SATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:M-SATA / Serial ATA III
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 2000 / 2128 / 2256 / 2384

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:19 / 2.6
Height:18992.1 / 19 / 2.6
Package weight:40.8
Weight:29.1 / 29.5 / 35.5 / 35.7
Width:26.5