Digital Storm introduce thin gaming PC, Bolt

OEMs like Dell, HP and Acer have been churning out PC’s for the masses for years. As technology moves on, specs are changed. Form factors vary depending on what size of machine you want to go for and a number of different consumers are targeted, from casual internet users to gamers. But if small and powerful is what you’re after, look no further than the Bolt.

Vendors like Digital Storm and Alienware are renowned for providing users with extremely powerful custom built gaming PCs, but in most cases, at a premium. The Bolt is likely to compete with Alienware’s X51 desktop.

There isn't much configuration options available, with the exception of changing the optical drive, when choosing which of the four models you want to go for. When comparing the Bolt and X51, cost is likely to be the deciding factor in swaying consumers between the two. The Bolt is noticeably more powerful, offering an SSD and HDD in the more premium models, but that power does come at a cost.

 


Bolt


X51

 

Good

Better

Best

Ultimate

Hero

Powerhouse

Improved

Loaded

CPU

Core i3-2100

Core i5-3570K

Core i5-3570K

Core i7-3770K

Core i3-2120

Core i5-3330

Core i5-3330

Core i7-3770

RAM

8GB

8GB

8GB

16GB

6GB

6GB

8GB

8GB

GPU

GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB

GeForce  GTX 660 2GB

GeForce  GTX 660 Ti 2GB

GeForce GTX 680 2GB

GeForce GT 640 1GB

GeForce GT 640 1GB

GeForce GTX 660 1.5GB

GeForce GTX 660 1.5GB

Storage

1TB

1TB

60GB SSD + 1TB HDD

120GB SSD + 1TB HDD

1TB

1TB

1TB

1TB

Price

$999

$1,249

$1,599

$1,949

$699

$849

$1,049

$1,199

It’s good to see that this level of performance from a PC can be housed in a form factor not much bigger that the Xbox 360. The Bolt measures 3.6" x 13.3" x 13.4", with the Xbox 360 measuring 3” x 10.6” x 10.4”.

Source and Image: Digital Storm | X51 image from Alienware.com

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