Rounding out Asus’s Computex 2011 day one announcements is the ET2700, the company’s first 27 inch all-in-one PC.

The prototype had previously been on display at CeBIT, but it’s getting its final announcement at Computex. The formal press release isn’t out yet so we don’t have the full specs, but Asus has published their photos of the PC. We do know it’s advertised to have a 178 degree viewing angle, so expect an IPS panel similar to the 27” iMac.

However its defining feature will be the fact that the monitor is in fact a capacitive touchscreen, meaning the ET2700 is fully capable of utilizing Windows 7’s touch capabilities. Going with a touchscreen is a logical progression from what Apple has done with the iMac, but it’s also a bit risky since it evokes the well-known “gorilla arm” problem. So we’ll have to see what Asus has in mind to combat this.

We’ll have more information on this later today once Asus publishes the full specifications and the price.

Gallery: ASUS ET2700

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  • Chillin1248 - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    "Didn't he also say the same thing about Netbooks? The guy bashes stuff until he can find a way to make more money on them."

    Fixed it for you.
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  • Larries - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    Well, where are all the netbooks now?

    So, Steve Jobs is right.
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  • damianrobertjones - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    Ummm? I was just in Manchester airport and managed to see three ACer netbooks and one macbook air. WHere are the netbooks? Pretty much everywhere Reply
  • KoolAidMan1 - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    http://www.slashgear.com/netbook-shipments-expecte...

    http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2011/04/28/...

    Netbooks are on the decline. Proper laptops with real keyboards/displays and tablets will replace the bulk of them.
    Reply
  • Deathray2K - Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - link

    Where are netbooks now? All over the place! I see people using netbooks all the time. Reply
  • ImSpartacus - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    Aren't the two one in the same? "Making money on something" is only a result of "doing it better". The two are very nearly the same. Reply
  • hanzi - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    For an Apple Fanboy yes this is a rip off. For everyone else this is a good contender. Reply
  • iwod - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    I woudn't call myself an Apple fanboy, but i do love Apple's products.

    However, many have been calling for an updated iMac design. It looks good when it was released, but now lookds slightly bulky.

    This ASUS looks like a Sony Monitor more then a Computer.
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  • DanD85 - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    Please! I'm so sick of people accusing this product is a rip-off of a Apple product, so on and so forth. There's only one optimum way to do something and the differences is in the details. I see no resemblance of this Asus design with the iMac design at all.

    Give it a rest will ya! And because of this so called "rip-off" you get better products from all manufacturer.
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  • Larries - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    I guess people say this is a iMac rip-off because if you move the stand a bit down, and then change the color to white, you basically have a iMac look.

    There are many ways to make things look good. (look at Lenovo's AIO -- forgot the model, think is their C-model, it is still white, but the stand is definitely different, and there is no 'black' color surrounding the monitor).

    But then, look is the least important part. Spec is. Curious what the spec and price of this thing will be.
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