Corsair is perhaps the champion of the small form factor gaming PC league, with its popular Corsair One range offering top-level performance in a tight and lovingly crafted package. These are not cheap PCs by any stretch of the imagination, but they do a world-class job of squeezing down PCs to the smallest physical size possible, without compromising on features or performance. These are a luxury choice for if you absolutely want a highly capable miniature PC, or if money is simply no object. You’ll get better bang for your buck with a more conventional desktop system, but these miniature systems are still very appealing.
The newly introduced a100 variant of the Corsair One comes in three different configurations, at the following prices:
Ryzen 3900X CPU, Geforce RTX 2080 Super GPU, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 480GB SSD, 2TB HDD – $2,999.99
Ryzen 3900X CPU, Geforce RTX 2080 Ti GPU, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 960GB SSD, 2TB HDD – $3,599.99
Ryzen 3950X CPU, Geforce RTX 2080 Ti GPU, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 960GB SSD, 2TB HDD – $3,999.99
Those prices are perhaps a little eyewatering at first, but when you consider the amount on engineering that has gone into putting these top-end components into such a small case, whilst keeping the volume and heat levels down, it’s hard to conceive of any other option that can compete with this package.
Despite these top-end specs, these systems weigh in at just 7.38kg and have physical dimensions of just 200mm x 172.5mm x 380mm. Roughly the size of a waste paper bin.
If you need a powerful gaming system that you’ll move around a lot with, say if you need such a computer to use at home and at work, or if you’re dealing with extremely limited storage space, perhaps you’ll find it worth paying this premium. We wouldn’t recommend this for general users, but if you’re keen to find the smallest PC available, without sacrificing on performance, this could be a great option.