'Ultimate gaming machine' from BMW
AN AMERICAN design firm owned by BMW has teamed up with motherboard manufacturer ASRock to create a spectacular PC for gamers, the M8, presented at the Computex show in Taipei which ended last Saturday.
Commissioned by ASRock, a Taiwan-based manufacturer and supplier of home-theatre PC and related tech products, the M8 sports a tough-looking design and is being described by its creators as the "ultimate gaming machine", Agence France-Presse reported.
The M8 project was entrusted to DesignworksUSA studio. It has a sleek, partially-transparent facade and can be positioned either horizontally or vertically.
Its large, multi-functional control knob is equipped with an Oled screen displaying a variety of information on the system. The machine is customisable, allowing users to modify anything from the side panels to the cooling system.
While the specs of the M8 are not yet known, it could support a wireless Internet connection of up to 867Mbps.
This is not the first foray into the PC-design world for BMW, whose design firm already made waves in 2009 with its Thermaltake Level 10 M.
Weighing in at nearly 23kg of densely-packed aluminium, the Level 10 sports a modular design with room for six hard (or solid-state) drives, three optical drives, multiple jumbo-sized GPUs and even an appropriately huge power supply, technology-news website Engadget reported in 2009.