Corsair is very well known and well regarded for their ever-expanding line of PC cases, components and peripherals. After recently branching out to barebones PC kits with their Bulldog line, Corsair is now making the leap to fully-assembled systems.

The Corsair ONE is their first ready-to-run PC, a compact tower system with familiar design traits of angular shapes and a dark brushed aluminum finish. Aesthetically, the front of the Corsair ONE most closely resembles their Carbide 330R and Obsidian 550D cases, but overall the Corsair ONE's design is not as minimalist. The top and bottom have a finned structure reminiscent of a large heatsink, and the side panels are perforated with triangular ventilation holes. Corsair is not sharing technical specifications yet, but the accent lighting betrays a clear gaming focus. The tower is too shallow to contain a full ATX motherboard, but given the thoroughly ventilated side panels it should have no trouble accommodating high-power desktop components. Their PR photos also show that the Corsair ONE has an HDMI port on the front in addition to USB, allowing for easy use of a VR headset. There is no evidence of an optical drive bay.

While engineering a complete PC system should be no trouble for a company that already provides so many key components, the Corsair ONE will require a big shift in sales and support strategy for Corsair: The target audience will mostly be consumers who aren't interested in the hassle of assembling a system based on the Bulldog or Corsair's other products. A high-end VR-ready gaming PC will also be several times more expensive than any other product Corsair has sold. As a ready-to-run machine, the Corsair ONE will require broader post-sale customer support including supporting the pre-installed operating system and software.

Pricing and availability for the Corsair ONE have not been announced.

Gallery: CORSAIR ONE

Source: Corsair

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  • DParadoxx - Tuesday, February 07, 2017 - link

    Stop advertising this premade shit. What has Anandtech become? Reply
  • SmCaudata - Tuesday, February 07, 2017 - link

    I quickly looked at desktop system reviews in menu above and was able to see an announcement prior to launch of Area 51 back in 2012... So this certainly isn't NEW territory.

    Also, I don't really see this as an advertisement as much as industry news.

    Lastly, how are premade desktop reviews different from laptops? I think knowing noise levels and performance for the dollar is good information to have before I build/buy my next system.
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  • LordOfTheBoired - Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - link

    You're right, this is no different from a laptop writeup. The answer is clear: delete the laptop articles, they are shameless ads! Reply
  • ImSpartacus - Thursday, February 09, 2017 - link

    It's obvious. The laptops, they gotta go. Terrible laptops. Really, a shameful display.

    Our component reviews, way better. Much higher quality. We've got the best component reviews. Great stuff.
    Reply
  • Sttm - Tuesday, February 07, 2017 - link

    Don't listen to this tool. ^

    I for ONE appreciate hearing about PC hardware companies entering new product areas.
    Reply
  • lazarpandar - Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - link

    Lol it kind of looks like you're pointing at SimCaudata. I get what you mean though.

    A mod should probably just delete this comment thread. I think a vast majority of people would agree that this article is valid.
    Reply
  • alphasquadron - Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - link

    Dear God please no. While I do not agree with his comment, he just showed his dislike for a certain article albeit in a disrespectful way. Asking to delete his comment because he thinks differently then you seems unfair. Reply
  • lazarpandar - Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - link

    It wasn't that I don't agree with him (although if I did I'm sure I'd wouldn't have suggested deletion, due to that bias) it's that he implied that Anandtech is getting some kind of kickback from this article by calling it an ad. It directly accuses them of having a conflict of interest in a super rude way. Not something I'd allow if I were a mod anyway. Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - link

    Just to be clear, this isn't an ad. If it were, it would be very clearly labeled as such. In fact the FCC mandates it, which is why the ad boxes are labeled as they are.

    Anyhow, we thought it was interesting that Corsair is getting into the all-in-one PC business. Business is booming in the PC industry, and companies are going to be branching out in hopes of capturing chunks of the expanding market.
    Reply
  • jospoortvliet - Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - link

    It IS interesting for the reason you mention. Ignore the troll. Reply

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