Slim and Windy - MSI @ Computex 2009 (Updated with Videos!)

The Touch Factor

The Touch Factor

The touchscreen trend in the consumer tech industry continues to rage unabated at Computex 2009, as companies try to capitalize on the success of touch-enabled smartphones and bring the interface to other devices. Microsoft's Windows 7 and its support for touch interfaces is another big reason vendors are all still touting touchscreens on their displays this year.

MSI has gone with using touch on its many All-in-one PCs, which arguably benefits from this interface. With up to six models on display, albeit sporting similar exteriors, it's quite the lineup. We give you a video overview of all the key product highlights at MSI's booth before delving deep into each segment:-

It was early in the day at MSI's booth at Nangang Exhibition hall but that did not prevent the bevy of booth gals from going through their routines.

We start off from MSI's many all-in-one PCs. As their names imply, the display and the PC are integrated and most of these models are using less powerful and less power hungry CPUs like Intel's Atom or AMD's single core Athlons.

Demonstrating how one can utilize the touch screen in everyday situations.

The lowest-end model is the 19-inch AE1900, which is your typical Intel Atom 230 1.6GHz processor with integrated GMA 950 graphics. Maximum memory onboard is only 1GB though you'll get a 160GB hard drive and standard connectivity like wireless. At least MSI has its own Wind Touch UI that makes it easy to quickly access PC applications.

You can customize which applications to appear on the Touch UI by simply checking or unchecking these tick boxes next to applications.

Moving onto the 20-inch display models, the AE2000 has a similar Atom 230 processor but buffs up the graphics department with an ATI Radeon HD 4300 graphics chip. Like the AE1900, it comes with Windows XP Home installed.