Corsair Has Launched Their First Pre-Built Gaming PC
We originally reported on the Corsair One in February of this year. Well, after several months of waiting, the Corsair One is finally available for purchase.
The Corsair One comes in four models, the Standard, Pro, web exclusive Pro, and the TI. As expected, the Pro is a bit more powerful, but is also more expensive. The Standard model retails for $1,799.99 and the Pro retails for $2,199.99. The web exclusive Pro is $1oo more expensive and will feature more memory, but that’s about it. As it’s name would imply, the TI will feature Nvidia’s GTX 1080 TI GPU instead of the standard 1080.
The stats and price for each of these PCs can be seen below:
The case itself is less flashy than some gaming PCs we’ve seen, but, personally speaking, we like the design. The case looks slim, sleek, and inspired by Tron. It gives the whole thing a look that’s both futuristic and a bit retro.
In terms of the computer’s inner workings, the PC is assembled by Corsair, but the parts are all standard fare so users shouldn’t have any trouble upgrading somewhere down the line.
Ultimately, it remains to be seen whether Corsair’s first pre-built PC will be a success. It’s a fine looking computer, but they made their reputation on selling components and gaming accessories. The people most familiar with their brand are the people most likely to prefer building a PC themselves. The true test of the Corsair One will be whether or not it is able to compete with the likes of Alienware and other manufacturers who cater to gamers who don’t want the hassle of building a PC themselves.
Eric is an avid tech junkie, gamer, and comic fan. When he's not working on his PC, you'll find him at your local comic book shop.