Aftershock’s Aeon 32R is a curved AIO gaming machine with super thin bezels
Aftershock has added yet another system to its stable of all-in-one machines. The new Aeon 32R is a sleek PC that may be Aftershock’s best-looking AIO yet, and it comes with all the features you’d expect from a high-end gaming machine.
While the Aeon 34 was more of a general-purpose entertainment machine with an ultra-wide 4K display and 60Hz refresh rate, the Aeon 32R features a more manageable 31.5-inch screen and a speedy 144Hz refresh rate.
It’s targeted more specifically at the gaming crowd, who will most definitely appreciate the more fluid experience that the higher refresh rate provides.
It also fixes one of the main gripes I had with the Next AIO, which was its thick bezels. In comparison, the bezels on the Aeon 32R are blissfully thin, making for a clean and minimalist design.
The webcam isn’t located at some odd location like the bottom bezel either, and it sits at the top of the display and is connected to the system via USB.
Here’s an overview of the specifications:
- 31.5-inch 2,560 x 1,440-pixel 144Hz curved display
- Intel Core i5-8400 (2.8GHz, 9MB L3 cache)
- ASRock Fatal1ty Z370 Gaming-ITX/ac
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
- 250GB Samsung EVO 860 M.2 SATA SSD + 1TB 7,200RPM HGST HDD
- Windows 10 (64-bit)
The above configuration will cost you S$2,799, inclusive of a 2-year parts warranty. However, this is more of a middle-of-the-road specification, and Aftershock also supports a wide range of hardware to cater to different budgets.
For instance, you can opt for anything ranging from a Core i3-8100 (3.6GHz, 6MB L3 cache) to a Core i7-8700K (3.7GHz, 12MB L3 cache) for the CPU. Similarly, you’re able to take your pick from NVIDIA’s entire Pascal line-up from the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB up to the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.
In addition, there’s an option for closed-loop liquid cooling for the CPU, which may come in handy if you’re intending to overclock. Aftershock is also offering a liquid metal thermal compound in the form of the Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut, which significantly improves heat dissipation.
Like all of Aftershock’s other AIO systems, the Aeon 32R is fully upgradeable with standard desktop components, so you’re assured of a certain degree of future-proofing.
Finally, you’ll have access to a selection of automobile paints and vinyl car wraps should you wish to add a more personal touch to your system.