(Update) Corsair Teases One i500 Gaming PC: Sleek New Look, Refreshed Hardware

Dark teaser image of Corsair's upcoming One i500 gaming PC with LED lighting on the sides and bottom, and an illuminated Corsair logo on the front.
Update 4/25/24:
Corsair reached out to us to clarify the date format as mm-dd-yyyy, and confirm that May 5, 2024 is when it will be unveiling its Corsair One i500 gaming desktops with "next-gen components." That's only about a week and half away. If the Corsair One i500 is to use Ryzen 9000 series parts based on Zen 5 as we speculated in the original article, then an AMD announcement would be any day now. We'll have to wait and see if that actually happens, though given the confirmed timing, we have our doubts.

ANther possibility is that Corsair announces configurations based on Intel's 14th Gen Raptor Lake Refresh processors, though if so, that's playing a bit loose with promising next-gen hardware. Stay tuned.

Original Story:
Corsair is getting ready to reveal a refreshed small form factor (SFF) gaming PC, the Corsair One i500, with an updated look a new class of hardware. While a full announcement is still a few weeks off, Corsair is teasing the upcoming refresh, showing off a sleeker chassis with LED lighting on the sides and bottom, and confirming it will be outfitted with "next-gen components."

"You met the One. Now meet the future. When we launched the first Corsair One, we set a new standard in the world of compact, performance PCs. Now, we’re back with a brand-new build that’s raising the bar. Meet the Corsair One i500 PC: a space-efficient powerhouse packed with next-gen components—so you can create, work, and game with no compromises," Corsair states on the One i500 landing page.

Here's where things get interesting. Corsair's landing page says the "Corsair One i500 PC is coming 5/6/24," which at first glance appears to indicate May 6, 2024. However, given the context of "next-gen components," we believe Corsair's using the dd-mm-yyyy date format, which would mean June 5, 2024. Why does this matter?

Well, Computex Taipei is scheduled to run from Monday, June 3 to Friday, June 7, 2024. AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su is on the books to deliver the opening keynote at Computex, and there is plenty of speculation that AMD will announce its initial Ryzen 9000 series CPUs lineup based on Zen 5 during or around that time.

Further evidence of a pending Ryzen 9000 series CPU launch can be found in major motherboard players starting push out BIOS updates for their AM5 motherboards. Just today, for example, Gigabyte released the latest AGESA beta BIOS to support "the coming AMD Ryzen 9000 series processors."

It's also notable that Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger will give a keynote during this year's Computex event. That opens the door to a possible Arrow Lake unveiling, along with a new LGA 1851 platform So, the options are wide open, though the expectation is that Arrow Lake will arrive later than Zen 5.

Either way, it's high time for updated hardware to arrive on Corsair's One series gaming PCs. The most current version on its website currently is the Corsair One i400 outfitted with a previous generation Intel Core i7-13700KF processor and a GeForce RTX 3080 GPU, which is also a last-gen SKU. That config along with two others that are both dated as well are the only ones listed on Corsair's website, none of which are available to order.

Add it all up and it sure seems like Zen 5 will be launching in just a few weeks, with Corsair ready to go with its new and updated Corsair One i500 lineup.