Being an entertainment PC, the MT22 is likely to have more than its fair share of video files to look after. It’s therefore good to see Advent hasn’t skimped on the hard disk, providing a 640GB drive as standard.
Like most Windows touchscreen PCs, the majority of functions are more easily performed with a mouse
With the MT22 likely to find itself sitting in a lounge environment, the noise it creates is an important consideration. When running our benchmarks the internal fan became pretty vocal, but thankfully it remained quiet while watching movies and performing similarly easy-going tasks.
If you’ve a need for an all-in-one PC and are sure you’d make good use of the touchscreen display, Advent’s MT22 is worth considering. Given the relatively slow components, however, it does seem a bit expensive. I also suspect that most of those interested in an all-in-one PC would prefer to ditch the touchscreen and save some cash. ®
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Advent MT22 21.5in touchscreen all-in-one desktop
A £600 touchscreen PC to entertain the blighters? What's wrong with I Spy or numberplate bingo? Kids don't know they're born these days.
Being an Advent...
It'll melt / catch fire / be made out of recyled pastic cups and have no spares available. Just like every other thing they make.
Anon, well you know....
exactly what i thought...
A lot of the time, less is more! especially when it comes to logos... Im no designer, but even I can see that mirror glued on the front is just plain awful! 'advent' stenciled in a non-obtrusive font and colour in a corner would have upped the classyness no end!
A few bits missing in the review
Is the PS built in or it uses a dead rat (there is something that looks like a dead rat receptacle on the "ports" picture)? What is the power consumption at full blast?
I have a 7 year old Compaq Laptop doing the "pacifier" duties for the rear seats in the car at the moment (http://foswiki.sigsegv.cx/bin/view/Net/DebianEvo110 ) and an all-in one touchscreen will be a good replacement once it goes to the great scrapheap in the sky.
While the bezel may look b*** ugly for a desktop it provides the necessary space to fix this to a harness so it can be hooked up to the back of a car seat. It looks like polycarbonate so it should be possible to drill it, glue it or otherwise vandalise it for this purpose. It also has an nvidia card and not an Intel anti-video so at least some games will work good enough to keep the rear seat occupants happy on a 9h trip across Europe :)
You'd have to go to Dixons Retail PLC store (PCW et all) to buy one.....need i say more?