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History of video games/Platforms/Big O

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History[edit | edit source]

Development[edit | edit source]

A soft announcement occurred in July 2019 to commemorate the Origin PC 10 year anniversary, when one off Big O hardware was shown.[1][2]

Launch[edit | edit source]

At CES 2020 on January 6th, 2020 the Big O was both announced and launched on the same day by Origin PC with a starting price of $2,499.[3][4]

Legacy[edit | edit source]

The timing of the high end system launch was noted as odd, as it was seen as one which would be quickly made obsolete by upcoming console releases.[5][6]

Technology[edit | edit source]

The main PC, as well as the integrated Xbox One X and PS4 Pro are liquid cooled.[2]

The PC portion featured a capture card as an official upgrade option, which was seen of as a good choice for console game streamers.[7]

Differences[edit | edit source]

2019 units incorporated a PS4 Pro, Xbox One X, and a Nintendo Switch dock simultaneously in a single unit with unified power and cooling subsystems.[1] 2020 units were notably more modest, and featured either an equivalent PS4 pro, or an inferior Xbox One S All digital Edition, but one had to be selected from the factory instead of simply containing both.[8] An integral Nintendo Switch dock is omitted from 2020 production units.[9]

2020 Production units and 2019 showcase units use different casing, with 2019 casing being custom, and 2020 casing using smaller commercially available Corsair cases.[9]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. a b Faulkner, Cameron (24 July 2019). "Origin PC’s Big O gaming PC has a built-in PS4 Pro, Xbox One X, and Nintendo Switch" (in en). The Verge. https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/7/24/20708472/origin-big-o-gaming-pc-console-ps4-pro-xbox-one-x-nintendo-switch. 
  2. a b Lilly, Paul (22 July 2019). "The ‘Big O’ is the ultimate gaming PC and it’s not for sale" (in en). PC Gamer. https://www.pcgamer.com/the-big-o-is-the-ultimate-gaming-pc-and-its-not-for-sale/. 
  3. Freedman, Andrew (6 January 2020). "Origin’s Big O Is a PC and Console in the Same Chassis" (in en). Tom's Hardware. https://www.tomshardware.com/news/origin-pc-big-o-console-xbox-playstation-price-specs. 
  4. Endicott, Sean (6 January 2020). "The Origin PC Big O packs a gaming PC and console into a single case". Windows Central. https://www.windowscentral.com/origin-pc-big-o-combines-top-tier-pc-xbox-one-or-ps4. 
  5. "Origin Reveals Gaming PC & Console Hybrid, Big O, at CES 2020". ScreenRant. 6 January 2020. https://screenrant.com/origin-gaming-pc-console-hybrid-big-o-ces-2020/. 
  6. Bardwell, Thomas (7 January 2020). "Origin's 'Big O' PC-Console Hybrid Is Brilliant - But Too Late to the Party". CCN.com. https://www.ccn.com/origins-big-o-pc-console-hybrid-is-brilliant-but-too-late-to-the-party/. 
  7. Gartenberg, Chaim (6 January 2020). "Origin’s Big O doesn’t make you choose between console or PC gaming" (in en). The Verge. https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/6/21052022/origin-big-o-gaming-pc-xbox-one-s-ps4-pro-built-in-custom-build-price-ces-2020. 
  8. Grunin, Lori. "Origin PC's console/PC mashup doesn't deliver on the dream of a unified PS4, Xbox One, Switch dock" (in en). CNET. https://www.cnet.com/reviews/origin-pc-big-o-ps4-edition-preview/.