Here's a riddle for you: What is Zeus without his Thunderbolt? If you guessed an "all-in-one (AIO) PC," pat yourself on the back, and then thank a teacher, without which you may not have been able to read the headline. CyberPower PC's Zeus Touch line is the latest in an influx of touch-capable AIO systems built around Windows 8, though unlike some of the others, Zeus is "fully expandable," CyberPower PC says.
With a starting price of $899, mere mortals are welcome to play with Zeus. A baseline configuration consists of:
That setup isn't going to make Hades quake in his sandals, though there are plenty of upgrade options. For example, an additional $310 doubles the amount of RAM, bumps the processor up to an Intel Core i7 3770S, and swaps the HDD for a 120GB Corsair Force GT solid state drive, to name just a few of the options. Unfortunately, you can't add a discrete graphics card, which makes hardcore gaming Zeus' Achilles heel.
The Zeus Touch 1000 ($899), 2000 ($1,099), and 3000 ($1,199) are all available now.