Maingear is relatively new to the all-in-one space, having released its Solo 21 just this March. Now it's introducing the Alpha 24 Super Stock, an AIO with a 24-inch, 1080p touchscreen and some solid specs under the hood. Processor choices include a Core i3-3240 chip clocked at 3.4GHz and a Core i7 option (both Ivy Bride, of course), and the AIO is configurable with up to 16GB of SO-DIMM memory. For storage, you're looking at up to a 3TB hard drive and up to a 256GB SSD. Being a Maingear machine, the Super Stock is all about the graphics: an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 GPU comes standard, but that can be switched out for a GeForce GTX 680 chip. There are also two 8-pin PCI-E power connectors on board for good measure.
Also in line with the company's DIY mentality, the machine meets Intel's thin-mini ITX standard for assuring that next-gen components can be swapped in. Rounding out the feature list are an optional CableCARD tuner, an optical drive, HDMI, three USB 2.0 ports and a SD card reader. The Alpha 24 Super Stock will go for $1,349 and up starting today -- check out the full press info below the break.
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Kenilworth, New Jersey – September 26, 2012 – MAINGEAR, an award-winning custom PC builder whose name is known for building quality custom desktops, laptops, and workstations is yet again pushing the envelope of placing performance and quality in PC solutions to heights never before seen. The MAINGEAR ALPHA 24 Super Stock is an all-in-one computer that does not compromise in the way that the form factor is known to do: desktop-level performance.
Unrivaled Power in its Class:
While the MAINGEAR ALPHA 24 like the ALPHA 21 is fully upgradeable, the Super Stock options place components which are much more common in high performance desktop gaming computers in the form factor of an all-in one PC solution. The MAINGEAR ALPHA 24 Super Stock is a touchscreen all-in-one that offers a 95W Intel Core i7 3770K as the heart of the machine, with a full-sized, desktop discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 (with options starting with the GeForce GTX 650) to provide gaming prowess that has never before been found in an all-in-one custom computer.
Best of all, each of these components are upgradeable and user serviceable: no need to worry about obsolescence or falling behind the technology race. The ALPHA 24 all in one desktop conforms to Intel's thin-mini ITX standard, assuring that the motherboard and processors of the future are able to be placed into the machine as well as premium SSD solutions from Corsair provides lightning fast response time for any program or game. The already robust graphics solution is also ensured upgradeability by way of two 8-pin PCI-E power connectors, so that high end graphics can always be placed in the ALPHA 24 without worry.
Ingenious NVIDIA Synergy and Design, Entertainment from all Sources:
The MAINGEAR ALPHA 24 takes advantage of the Intel 3rd generation core processor and the desktop version of NVIDIA Optimus: Synergy. Synergy technology works in tandem with Intel's HD graphics, allowing for conservative power consumption while watching videos or internet browsing but delivering power on demand with any gaming need. An optional CableCARD tuner also turns the ALPHA 24 into a touch-enabled Media Center; a digital cable-enabled HTPC. The ALPHA 24 also has a HDMI in, allowing a cable box, XBOX 360, PS3, or other device to take advantage of its full HD display.
With its simple and clean design, this 1920 x 1080 glossy touchscreen all-in-one fits everyone's style and home. Customers can also order the MAINGEAR ALPHA 24 with a custom paint finish that lets the user tailor the all-in-one PC to their aesthetic design.
MAINGEAR ALPHA 24: (Super Stock options)
• Intel® Core™ i3 3240 3.4GHz, upgradeable to Intel® Core™ i7 3770K
• 8GB DDR3-1333 standard, up to 16GB SO-DIMM Memory
• Up to 256GB Crucial M4 mSATA SSD
• Up to 3TB mechanical HDD
• Full-size, Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Graphics, up to GeForce GTX 680
• DVD burner, with Blu-ray optional
• Intel 802.11n, Bluetooth wireless adapter, Optional Bigfoot Killer Wireless
• Expansion slots that include 2 mini PCIe slots and 1 PCIe x 16 slot
• 3 USB 2.0 ports, 1 HDMI port, 4-in-1 card reader/ 1*Mic-in/1*Headphone-out/ 1*slim type ODD
• Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
• Starting at $1,349
"In this day and age, there shouldn't be a reason anyone would need to compromise for an all-in-one performance PC. "says Wallace Santos, CEO and founder of MAINGEAR. "Other all-in-one PC solutions pale in comparison to the ALPHA 24 and can be summed up with just a few words: 1080p gaming set to Ultra, maxed anti-aliasing and tessellation."