Maingear Gets Into The All-In-One Game With The Solo 21

Brad Chacos

All-in-one PCs aren't known for their upgradability, but then again, all-in-one PCs haven't been built by boutique computer builder Maingear -- until now, that is. Today, the company announced it was spreading its proverbial wings with the Solo 21, which Maingear claims is the first AIO to sport an SSD caching solution out of the box.

"The MAINGEAR Solo 21 is the first fully upgradeable all-in-one today, including the ability to upgrade the motherboard to accommodate future technology advances," Maingear boasts in its press release. We can't back that claim without getting out hands on one, but we can pass along the specs from the default model. From the press release:

  • Intel Core™ i3 2125 3.3GHz, upgradeable to Intel® Core™ i7 2600S
  • Intel DH61AG motherboard supporting USB 3.0, SATA 6G, 32nm and 22nm processors
  • 4GB DDR3-1333, upgradeable to 16GB DDR3-1333 memory
  • 32GB SSD caching drive standard, featuring NVELO Dataplex software
  • 500 GB HDD, up to 2TB 7200 RPM SATA HDD
  • DVD burner
  • Intel 802.11n, Bluetooth wireless adapter

Upping that Core i3 to a Core i5 will set you back another $99, and adding a touchscreen display costs another $129. There's a ton of other upgrade options, too -- including the ability to color the AIO "Burple." You can customize and purchase the Solo 21 at the Maingear website right now.

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