CIRCLE ONE is a small but powerful tower computer the size of a piece of A3 paper. It uses high end standard off the-shelf components, but in an exciting new way, only recently made possible by advances in the small form factor computer community.
The CIRCLE ONE looks good at home on your desk, or as a workstation in the office, balancing aesthetics and power for people who want a beautiful, quiet, capable computer. Here it is pictured next to a standard 24" monitor.
It uses a small form factor GPU, which provides room for extra ventilation and internal 2.5" drives. The TFX power supply allows the case the be narrower than other similar cases, and quieter than those using a FLEX-ATX (with all the downsides that a smaller fan brings).
The system is incredibly easy to build, using a simple 'core' skeleton assembly concept. This allows assembly outside of the case, with a simple installation only requiring 4 screws.
The stand allows for ventilation of the internal power supply, but also functions as an integrated handle for transportation.
Unlike larger cases where components often recycle the hot air inside the case, each major component draws fresh air directly from the side of the case creating a positive air pressure design. This means air wants to escape the case, meaning dust won't accumulate on the side panels.
After the second prototype sample has been received and verified, a Massdrop style purchasing system will be used to allow people to pre-order the case.