All in ones have had a bad rap of being oversized laptop screens you can move around and they've been steadily integrating more desktop processors and other components. However, desktop graphics have been a tricky nut to crack that is until MSI took a swing.
The gaming hardware maker has introduced the Gaming 27XT, a 27-inch all-in one gaming machine that basically allows you to slot any desktop graphics card you want into its rear-mounted trailer. The external enclosure – which looks conspicuously similar to MSI metal SLI bridges – can fit GPUs as over powered as the Nvidia Titan X.
Combined with the power of an octa-core Intel Core i7-5960X processors and this machine is ready to let it rip with whatever game you throw at it. Users also have multiple options for displays including a FHD (1920 x 1080) or a QHD (2560 x 1440) panels that operates at 144 Hz. Alternatively there's a 4K (3840 x 2160) display that runs at 60 Hz.
MSI has yet to announce pricing but the company expects the Gaming 27XT will be available later this May or June.
MSI also introduced a new desktop that could easily be described as a gaming Mac Pro, but there's more to the Vortex Gaming Tower. The cylindrical PC comes paired with a two Nvidia GTX 980 graphics cards and an Intel Skylake Core i7-6700K processor. Inside there's also room for two m2 SSDs and 4 dimm slots for memory.
The entire system is laid out in a triangular fashion with heat sinks located in the center column. It also features a 360-degree silent cooling system that basically sucks cool air from the bottom to exhaust heat upwards.
MSI hasn't set a price on the Vortex but it should arrive sometime later this year.
- More gaming all-in-ones are becoming ridiculous at CES 2016
Get daily insight, inspiration and deals in your inbox
Get the hottest deals available in your inbox plus news, reviews, opinion, analysis and more from the TechRadar team.
Kevin Lee was a former computing reporter at TechRadar. Kevin is now the SEO Updates Editor at IGN based in New York. He handles all of the best of tech buying guides while also dipping his hand in the entertainment and games evergreen content. Kevin has over eight years of experience in the tech and games publications with previous bylines at Polygon, PC World, and more. Outside of work, Kevin is major movie buff of cult and bad films. He also regularly plays flight & space sim and racing games. IRL he's a fan of archery, axe throwing, and board games.