The demands of a digital creative often require hardware that is both super-powerful and portable. And while it’s easy to find devices that offer one of these requirements well, it’s rare to find a machine that excels in both areas. That is, until now.
The Corsair One Pro i180 (opens in new tab) is a powerful new gaming PC that is redefining the way creatives work. Combining an unprecedented amount of computing power into a tower roughly one third the volume of a standard workstation, the i180 offers a creative freedom like never before.
And it looks good doing it too. Putting an end to the need for unsightly, bulky chassis to house all the power, the i180 boasts a carefully considered, sophisticated design that is smaller than (or could easily fit into) a backpack.
But don’t be fooled by its size, under the hood of this small but mighty machine is a 12-core Intel i9-9920X processor, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card, plus a whopping 32GB of Corsair DDR4 memory. On top of that there's a 960GB SSD, meaning tasks are completed at lightning speed, and a 2TB hard disk to take care of general storage.
To put all of that power into context, the i180 runs four 4K HDR monitors plus a VR headset comfortably, and can handle the most complex ray-tracing rendering with ease. So whether you’re a game designer needing to render intricate 3D environments, or a video editor running multiple screens, the i180 will make it look effortless.
Featuring an in-built patented liquid cooling system, the i180’s processor and graphics card’s temperature is regulated to ensure optimum performance and minimal noise. The machine also comes with a Zero RPM Mode, allowing for a super-quiet, fan-less operation when idle – you won’t even know it’s there!
With all that going on under the i180 hood, you’d be forgiven for thinking its chassis would be an afterthought. But it’s anything but. A carefully considered design, the i180 is a far cry from most other bulky high-end PCs. It’s sleek, minimalist casing is covered in a 2mm thick bead-blasted aluminium shell, which will look beautiful on any desktop.
Built-in RGB lighting also allows you to personalise the system’s look, which will not only look good but serves a purpose too. For example, setting lighting to change colour when a project has finished rendering would be one great use of this novel feature.
When it comes to functionality, the i180’s design continues to deliver, complete with an easy-to-access front I/O panel, with two USB ports, a 3.5mm audio jack and a VR-ready HDMI port to connect all your most-used devices. Add a two-year warranty and Corsair’s world-class customer support team on hand 24/7 and you’ve got a desktop PC that blows all the competition out of the water.
For more details on and where to buy this truly impressive piece of kit, visit the Corsair website (opens in new tab).