When Corsair acquired Origin PC in July, it immediately quelled the fear that its own prebuilt models would be impacted. Today, we’re seeing proof of the company’s commitment to its PC lines, with five new configurations being released.
While Corsair has a number of different ONE models, it’s important to note that the only thing that really changes between them is their configurations. The only difference between the i140 and i145, for example, is that the latter doubles the size of the SSD. The new i164 does the same thing compared to the i160.
What’s a bit strange about some of these models is their pricing, because the already-released i165 includes a Windows 10 Pro license, while the just-released i164 backs that down to Windows Home, yet still carries the same $3,499 price tag. That leads us to believe a retailer must’ve requested a specific configuration, because most people are going to opt for Windows Pro when the PC cost is the same.
Here’s a basic break-down of Corsair’s current ONE offerings:
- ONE i140: 9700K / RTX 2080 / 32GB / 480GB SSD + 2TB HDD / Win10 Home ($2,799)
- ONE i145: 9700K / RTX 2080 / 32GB / 960GB SSD + 2TB HDD / Win10 Home ($2,899)
- ONE i160: 9900K / RTX 2080 Ti / 32GB / 480GB SSD + 2TB HDD / Win10 Home ($3,399)
- ONE i164: 9900K / RTX 2080 Ti / 32GB / 960GB SSD + 2TB HDD / Win10 Home ($3,499)
- ONE i165: 9900K / RTX 2080 Ti / 32GB / 960GB SSD + 2TB HDD / Win10 Pro ($3,499)
- ONE PRO i180: 9920X / RTX 2080 Ti / 32GB / 960GB SSD + 2TB HDD / Win10 Pro ($4,499)
- ONE PRO i182: 9920X / RTX 2080 Ti / 64GB / 960GB SSD + 2TB HDD / Win10 Pro ($4,499)
The ONE PCs are best-suited for those who want a powerful rig in a modest form-factor. While most PCs can fit on a desk, most people wouldn’t do it simply because of the noise. The ONE all-in-one PCs are designed entirely around this problem, aiming to deliver huge performance without making a racket. We actually have the new ONE i164 in the lab, and will be tearing it out of its box shortly.
In addition to these updated ONE models, Corsair has also dropped a couple of updates to its VENGEANCE PC line, the 5181 and 5182, which happen to be the only such models available for purchase right now on the company’s website. That current lineup is:
- VENGEANCE 5181: 9700 / RTX 2070S / 16GB / 960GB SSD / Win10 Home ($1,899)
- VENGEANCE 5182: 9700 / RTX 2070S / 16GB / 480GB SSD + 2TB HDD / Win10 Home ($1,999)
- VENGEANCE 5185: 9700K / RTX 2080 / 16GB / 480GB SSD + 2TB HDD / Win10 Home ($2,499)
- VENGEANCE 5189: 9700K / RTX 2080 / 32GB / 960GB SSD / Win10 Home ($2,799)
These latest models give people their first taste of a sub-$2,000 PC from Corsair, and the configurations are pretty good. If you have a DIY bone in your body, your best value would be opting for the $1,899 model with 960GB SSD, and then adding your own big hard drive after-the-fact. Upgradability is one perk the VENGEANCE series has over the proprietary design of the ONE.
For more information on all of these PCs, you can check out the main category over at Corsair’s website. In the meantime, we’ll get to testing the ONE i164 that hit our doorstep this week and follow-up with our first thoughts soon.