Out of the blue, Aorus has revealed its idea for a next-generation gaming PC, Challenge Cielo. It actually seems to be completely different, with its triangular stacking construction, and it’s claimed to be modular too. However is it actually “the way forward for gaming”?
As an idea PC, one can forgive Gigabyte / Aorus for being a bit mild on the small print. There are actually no tech specs to share. On first impression, I assumed the three separate modular segments of the idea design could also be; CPU, GPU, and energy/storage – one thing like that. Nevertheless, Aorus’ imaginative and prescient and modular design is not like that in any respect; the idea as proven consists of “the principle system, the battery pack, and the Bluetooth speaker”. Trying extra carefully on the photographs, these module descriptions apply from high to backside. On high, on the principle PC system unit, additionally, you will see the angel cake-like wings of the 5G antenna.
It looks as if Aorus reckons 5G is extremely vital to the way forward for gaming PCs. “In comparison with the normal wired or 4G wi-fi networks, 5G makes PC gaming on the go potential by providing larger bandwidth, ultra-low latency and near-instant entry to cloud gaming,” it explains, in a press launch about Challenge Cielo. So, will PC gaming rely extra on nice connectivity sooner or later moderately than having distinctive processing energy within the chassis – that appears to be the Aorus angle, which is a bit odd for the PC gaming wing of Gigabyte to advertise. Why not use an simply luggable 5G pill for such transportable high-jinks as a substitute, with an enormous bonus – it has a display screen.
Within the product description, Aorus reveals an excellent looser tie to present gaming PC ideas, “Customers can mix any of the 2 components and fulfil their wants for gaming, leisure or different cellular functions.” So this idea PC would not even want the bit that’s the PC…
This may be one of many first idea modular PCs of latest years that I’ve no hope for or enthusiasm about. It can subsequently in all probability be one of many first to make it previous idea into retail, however fingers crossed for a no-show at CES 2022.