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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  • davepermen - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    We can still have keyboard and mouse on this thing.
  • StevoLincolnite - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    I just want the display if it's bigger than 1080P, ditch the rest of it! Currently cruising with my 24" TN monitor and been looking at various 27" and 30" displays to replace it with.
  • iwod - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    Design is Good, It looks like Apple may be getting some competition.
    ( I seriously hope they can update the iMac Design )
  • robinthakur - Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - link

    "Design is good"?!? Are you seriously kidding me? The design is really good because Asus didn't design this, Jonathan Ives did for Apple. If you squint at this it could almost be an Apple. Not sure about Samsung and Asus latest strategy which seems to combat poor sales and Apple#s dominance by confusing the buying public into thinking that their products are actually Apple ones by aping their design to the letter. Expect to see Apple rightfully brandishing it's lawers over this. Legitimate competition is all well and good but in the west this is called theft of intellectual property in an embarassingly obvious way which the Chinese seem to think is fine.
  • Deathray2K - Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - link

    You're crazy. This thing looks as much like an Apple computer only as much as any particular computer looks like any other. It has literally no design element the same as the iMac, that isn't common to all monitors!
  • Blaid - Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - link

    Fanboy trolls are the best.
  • hakime - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    This is not competition, it is called ripp off. Asus is doing a festival of Apple's products ripp off this year, they also presented a ripp off of the MacBook air. Where is the innovation here?

    And don't tell me about the touch screen, this is totally useless on a desktop computer running a system anyway not designed for multitouch. And you call that "progression" over the iMac, you are probably joking....
  • Chillin1248 - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    And if Apple was to do this [touchscreen] you would probably be singing their high praises. Get off your high horse.
  • relentlessfocus - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    Actually Steve Jobs has explained why Apple decided touchscreen desktops were a dead end over a year ago (ie, nobody wants to hold their arm out in front of them to use as a pointing device, your arm becomes weary quickly). If Jobs is wrong and this is the future, then well played to Asus but I suspect its not a well thought out design feature in any part of Asus but the marketing department.
  • ImSpartacus - 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 do it better.

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