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.


Source: Corsair

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  • Tewt - Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - link

    I thought it was interesting. With more competition, one of these may eventually drop into the price range where I'm willing to buy instead of build my own. Unlikely, since I'm more of a diy PC person but I still like to read about new prebuilt systems. I just like gadgets.
  • Murloc - Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - link

    it's a pipeline story. Don't read pipeline articles if you only want traditional AT content.
  • anon98798798 - Sunday, April 9, 2017 - link

    fuck off, This is actually an amazing premade pc
    watch some reviews
  • kaidenshi - Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - link

    Even if I hadn't just built a new system a few months ago, I'd likely pass on this. I've had two Corsair power supplies go bad in the past year, and I built a friend a system using a Carbide case that arrived with scratches in the paint, some sharp edges inside, and the wrong top panel (was supposed to be a solid top, instead it had fan grilles which he specifically did NOT want).

    If I ever buy a prebuilt desktop it's going to be a mini-PC like a Brix or NUC. Otherwise it's just cheaper to build my own to whatever specs I desire.
  • WorldWithoutMadness - Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - link

    So Corsair has got in now. Anyone want to guess when will Razer release their own PC with RGB bling-bling?
  • TheinsanegamerN - Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - link

    They already offer cases, so they are halfway there
  • Murloc - Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - link

    for once, a company didn't overdo LEDs and 1337 gamer accents.
  • BrokenCrayons - Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - link

    Yup, I agree with you. The case design is still clearly targeted at gamers, but it's a big step up in tastefulness from absurd stuff like MSI's mecha-anime-robot-heads. The ventilation, something pretty useful for a small system, looks like its integrated well into the overall design theme. Kudos to Corsair for putting some effort and thought into the ONE.
  • SaolDan - Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - link

    love the way it looks.
  • logo64 - Friday, February 17, 2017 - link

    I appreciate this article. I've been toying with idea of getting a gaming PC (including VR) but all the pre-built stuff are all designed as if they're targeted towards 10 year olds. Also, I've been long past my build my own PC phase.

    This seems to have a more minimal look. Hopefully, that blue light can be turned off. Looking forward to what's actually going to be released.

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