Designs for PCs have gotten more and more creative over the years as companies move away from the dull looking black or white desktop tower case. This week, it was announced that a subsidiary of the BMW Group has created a rather interesting new design for a gaming PC that will be shown next week at the Computex trade show in Taiwan.
BMW's press release has some of the details on the product, dubbed the M8, which the company's DesignworksUSA created for Taiwan motherboard maker ASRock. The small form factor PC was made so that it can be used in the typical desktop tower position or it can be laid flat, like a console (the images that BMW provided are obviously art pieces and not photos of the actual M8).
Part of the case is transparent so that its owners can check out the motherboard and other parts of the M8, and the side panels on the PC are magnetic so they can be removed quickly; no screws needed, apparently. The press release states:
The front knob is a multi functional control button with an integrated OLED display. It shows an array of information so that no extra monitor is needed. The knob, called A-Command, provides information on the systems` status of usage and heat, date and time and it allows adjusting the volume and the fans inside the tower.
There's little information about the M8's hardware specs, apart from it having 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth v4.0 wireless support and a Creative SoundCore 3D quad core processor. Hopefully we well learn more about the M8 next week at Computex.