It’s very rare to see gamers choosing AIO (All-In-One) PCs for gaming and it’s even more rare to see companies manufacturing gaming oriented AIO PCs anyway since they are mainly used for light computing tasks. Maingear – a custom PC manufacturer – has recently put aside the stereotype and went overboard by introducing the Alpha 34 All-In-One gaming PC.
The Maingear Alpha 34 AIO PC comes with hardware that are mostly found on high-end desktop towers. Generally, AIO PCs have their hardware built into the monitor itself. Maingear took the concept of building space friendly, low-powered computers into something that many thought were impossible.
Firstly, the Alpha 34 AIO PC comes with a curved, 34-inch display with a screen resolution of 3440 x 1440. Of course, that alone wouldn’t get anyone up their seats. In addition to that, the Alpha 34 comes with CPU options ranging from Intel Core i3, i5 and to the more extreme 8-core Intel Core i7 processor or a more “modest” 18-core Xeon processor. It doesn’t end there either: the graphics card that is included as an option for the Alpha 34 include the GTX Titan X. Oh, there is also an optional liquid-cooling solution.
What makes the Alpha 34 special is the fact that the GPU and CPU in the PC can be swapped, meaning that users can easily upgrade the system based on their performance needs. Additionally, up to 32GB DDR4 RAM can be added into the Alpha 34; it also has one M.2 NVMe SSD and two 2.5″ storage device slots. All of this is powered by either the ASRock X99E-ITX or Asus ROG Maximus VIII Impact mini-ITX motherboards and a 450W PSU.
With such high-end specifications, one might not be wrong to assume that the Alpha 34 will be pricey. According to Maingear, the Alpha 34 starts at a price of US$1,999 (about RM8,700) and may reach up to US$6,200 (around RM26,900) with better hardware included. A workstation variant of the Alpha 34 was also announced and will retail for a price of US$15,000 (about RM64,900). The Alpha 34 will be available by early February this year. More information regarding the Alpha 34 can be found on Maingear’s website.