Pros

  • Excellent performance in general purpose compute tasks
  • Superb gaming performance for an all-in-one
  • Takes up a lot of desk space; generates a lot of heat

Cons

  • Three massive, external power bricks

At A Glance

You buy a MainGear for gaming and the Alpha 24 games well, but design issues make us question the all-in-one form factor.

Manufacturer’s Description

Gaming on an all in one has always been an exercise in compromise. They use slower graphics processors, or mobile processors that don't have the same horsepower as their desktop, discrete namesake. But we're putting an end to all of that. Now you can get full power, no-compromise performance in an all-in-one that continues MAINGEAR's tradition of upgradeability, performance, and support.

Manufacturer’s Website

https://www.maingear.com/custom/desktops/alpha24/index.php

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7-3770K
Processor speed 3500.0 MHz
Display
Display size 24.0 inches
Included monitor All-in-One
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Touchscreen Multitouch
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Switchable
Primary Graphics Chipset nVidia GeForce GTX 680
Secondary Graphics Chipset Intel HD Graphics 4000
Number of Graphic Cards included 1.0
Graphics Memory 4.0 GB
Storage
Drive type Solid-State Drive
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Bluetooth
  • Gigabit ethernet
  • USB 2.0
  • USB 3.0
Memory
Memory size 16.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Memory max 32.0 GB
Optical Drive
Included Drives DVD Drive
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam