Desktop manufacturer Origin PC kicked E3 2016 off with a bang on Monday with the launch of its new Omni all-in-one solution. The company calls it the world’s most powerful, customizable, and upgradable AIO desktop thus far, packing a crazy-large 34-inch, ultra-wide curved screen with a 21:9 aspect ratio and a brain-piercing 3,440 x 1,440 resolution.
To celebrate the launch, Origin PC partnered with Intel to offer a live-stream event at E3 2016 on Monday, June 13. Taking place via Intel’s Twitch channel here, the show starts at 4 p.m. PT and will allow fans to interact with both Origin PC and Intel specialists. Viewers will have the chance to win a free Millennium desktop from Origin PC packed with an Intel Core i7-6950X “Broadwell-E” processor.
While the customization options weren’t provided at the time of this writing, the new Omni AIO desktop supports up to an Intel Core i7-6950X processor, and eventually up to an 18-core Intel Xeon processor in the near future. It also supports all mini-ITX platforms based on the Z170 and X99 chipsets just in case you’re itching to replace the processor in the coming years. Up to 32GB of DDR4 memory is supported too.
What’s interesting here is that this AIO solution can play host to cards up to the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPU. That’s an expensive card on its own, so expect the Omni’s overall price tag to skyrocket when this chip is thrown into the configuration. If you’re not all into PC gaming and the budget is tight, stick with whatever the default graphics solution will be, which could very well be integrated graphics from Intel.
Other than that, the Omni sports HDMI input for attaching a game console or cable TV set-top box, and picture-in-picture support so you can play Doom on the Xbox One while keeping track of your favorite news stream (cough) on the same screen. There’s also a USB-based webcam with dual microphones thrown into the mix that connects to a USB port located on the top of the AIO’s chassis.
According to the company, this AIO rig uses Origin PC’s Frostbyte “self-contained, maintenance-free” liquid cooling system for the CPU (this may be optional). Photos provided to the press show two big vents mounted on the back panel: one residing over the processor, and one larger vent positioned above the full-sized graphics card. The narrow top of this AIO PC also includes what seems to be one huge grill that enables the fans seated inside to pull in cool air. All the connectivity ports are located on the bottom of the AIO’s base.
“All-in-one PC users no longer have to make comprises,” said Kevin Wasielewski, Origin PC CEO and co-founder. “The Origin PC Omni offers the full performance and upgradeability that games and enthusiasts crave.”
All-in-one gaming desktops are seemingly becoming more popular as of late, and Origin PC seems to be the most recent company to jump on the bandwagon. Typically, the company serves up full-tower (Genesis), mid-tower (Millennium), Micro-ATX (Neuron), and small form factor (Chronos) solutions for PC gamers, with a starting price of $1,296. The company even offers the EON17-SLX laptop for Nvidia-based VR gaming on the go, and the super-small Chronos VR desktop for AMD-based gaming in virtual reality.
Origin PC’s new Omni all-in-one PC is available now, and can be configured and scooped up by heading here. Unfortunately, the starting price and configuration options were not available at the time this article was prepared.
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