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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  • jrs77 - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    Most people buy PCs from Dell, HP, Acer or whatever and don't ever open the case actually.

    You shouldn't base your oppinion on the vocal majority on tech-sites, which is only some 10% of the customers in the PC-market ;)
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  • khimera2000 - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    Computers like this dont really have much for expandability. thats what a tower is for. This is more of a space saver.

    Any one getting these are not targeting for the bleeding edge of performance, or anything intensive for that matter, and wount need to upgrade every cycle. Most will probably sell this off and get a new one when that time comes.

    In short I dont think you will be able to upgrade much, but I dont think it will really matter for the life of the machine.
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  • sviola - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    I wish they would release an IPS 120Hz monitor, with 16:10 aspect ratio. That would make me switch my current one. Reply
  • Sunburn74 - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    To me its all about price. If this product ends up being 400 cheaper than the imac and with comparable or even better specs, it really should make you question how apple gets away with charging an arm and a leg for their products Reply
  • KoolAidMan1 - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    I would be amazed if they managed that big a price difference without compromising the components. Everyone knows that the display costs $1000 minimum by itself, and the additional amount for a fast Core-i CPU and good GPU with an all-in-one design rounds out the rest.

    The HP all-in-ones have slower components, inferior displays, and cost more than a better low end iMac. Same thing with Dell. If Asus can somehow beat them all on specs and price, good on them.
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  • damianrobertjones - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    Why does apple have to be mentioned in nearly evert article? Haven't all in one pcs been out there for years and years and years and years and years.... Reply
  • StormyParis - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    It's quite easy to build a vesa-mountable mini-itx PC these days. There's motherboards with Atom, E-350, sockets AM2, AM3, 775, 1156, 1155... Unless you've got special needs (a graphics cards, something that's nice looking from the back too for a reception area, it really doesn't make sense to so intimately blend to PC and its monitor than one dying means junking the other, and one becoming obsolete means... well, junking the other too.

    Plus, with the 2 separate, you get to choose the best in both classes, not some stupid matchup dreamed up in martketinglandia (touchsdreen ? come on !)

    Typed on my fanless dual-screen E-350 in an M350 case case...
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  • mogemoge - Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - link

    The iMac allows you stow the keyboard beneath the iMac when you aren't using it. This machine has a slanted leg, turning that opening beneath the unit into pure dead space, for no apparent gain in any other functionality. This shortcoming, which becomes completely and painfully obvious if you actually try to use a machine like this on a desk that's less than the size of a football field, makes me wonder if they even tried to understand the philosophy behind the product they were trying to rip off. Reply
  • snek - Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - link

    You can still stow a keyboard on that leg, the leg is not that sloped.
    It is a 27" thing, a small sized keyboard (are we both thinking about a mac keyboard ?rofl) would even totally fit on the left side of the leg and the mouse on the right side.

    Your argument is stupid.
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  • halcyon - Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - link

    NotebookItalia has video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4opt91y1cg

    - Horrible super-glossy display, glare and fingerprint magnet
    - sd card reader
    - eSata
    - 2 x USB 3.0
    - headphone/mic jack
    - hdmi
    - tv tuner (?)

    It'd be nice if the stand was removable easily. That would make a nice tabletop computer :)
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