You know how those fancy iMacs come with just one big screen and nothing else but your keyboard and mouse? They look really great in cafes but in terms of computing power, they aren't much good for anything more than light computing tasks like browsing the net or Facebook, and the occasional movie. But the beauty and convenience of having nothing but a screen on your desk are highly appealing. If you could have that beauty and convenience and couple it with a killer performance for gaming, how much would you be willing to pay? USD2,000? USD3,000? Maybe USD4,000?
The Aura represents Digital Storm's attempt to attach a NVidia GeForce GTX 1080 to the back of a huge 34-inch curved screen WQHD monitor. It's the all-in-one gaming PC you always wanted, and it'll only set you back USD2,000, at the least.
The Aura comes in four flavors: Good, Better, Best, and Ultimate. The Good will set you back USD1,999 for an Intel Core i5-6500 processor, a GTX 960 4GB, 16GB of DDR 2666Mhz RAM with the 34-inch curved display that has 3440 x 1440 60hz ultra wide screen resolution. But if you're willing to shell out the USD3,127 for the Ultimate configuration, you will get a Core i7 6700k processor, 16GB RAM, and the big boy of the video card world, the GTX 1080 8GB Founders Edition.
The rig comes standard with Windows 10, a 500GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD, and a 1TB 7200rpm hard drive, but you can further pimp the rig out with more RAM, two SSDs, an optical drive, and an out-of-the-box overclock to 4.4Ghz, which would bring your price tag up to the neighborhood USD4,000.
Still, for people who don't like the hassle of building their own gaming rigs and who want an all-in-one unit that is neat and tidy on your desk, the Digital Storm Aura may represent your best option of having an "iMac for Gaming."
Video GeForce GTX 1080