Gigabyte has unveiled a modular gaming PC concept designed to be customizable, versatile and compact.
While most gaming PCs are modular in the sense that you can choose whatever CPU, GPU, and other key specs you want, the Gigabyte AORUS Cielo Project takes a different approach to modular design.
The Cielo project is essentially a computer with three main parts:
- Main system
- Bluetooth speaker
The idea is that you can mix and match the pieces, using only the equipment you need. The guts of the computer are bundled into a single module, allowing you to plug in a power supply, keyboard, mouse, and monitor for gaming at home.
Want to take your gaming computer with you? Connect the battery module for the portable game (with a portable display, probably). Since there’s a 5G antenna built into the top of the chassis, you should even be able to connect to the internet when you’re out of WiFi range.
Need sound? You can still plug in a pair of headphones. But there is also a Bluetooth speaker module that can be added to the stack. Or you can detach this speaker and use it with other devices including smartphones or tablets.
For now, the Cielo project is just a concept, so it’s no surprise that Gigabyte isn’t saying anything about the actual specs, what kind of battery life to expect, or why this thing has more. more likely to be successful than Razer’s Project Christine modular PC concept that never became a real product you can buy.