Phase One offers UK PCs carved from a single block of aluminium

phase one core sidePhase One are a UK startup that are looking to change the PC industry – the company is focusing on delivering high end custom PCs with a focus on design and being environmentally friendly without sacrificing performance.

Phase One are very proud of their work with all the computers which are all “machined and built from the ground up in England”

Their first PC, the Phase One Core, is CNC’d from a single block of aircraft grade aluminium. The Phase One Core measures 200x220x60mm thick and comes with the latest Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors.

phase one core angleThe Core is packing a custom cooling system and its internals are fully customisable ranging from Atom to i7 processors with a choice of 4-16gb of ram along with a selection of hard drive sizes.

Prices for the Phase One Core start at around £1500 or you might fancy something smaller – the company will also be able to offer the 140x140x140mm Phase One Nannite later this year.

The Nannite is hewn from solid aircraft-grade billet aluminium and underneath that is tech based on Intel’s NUC platform.

There are quite a few customisation options to choose from. As well as choosing the internal components, you can choose to have the Core anodized in a range of colours, or perhaps have it painted with a design of your choice. Phase One even offer the option to have it plated in various metals, including platinum.

Their environmental statement is based around using parts that are easily replaced should they need to be:

Generally, it is difficult to recycle computers and many manufacturers use proprietary parts that make repairs often uneconomical if not impossible. One of the first agreements that we made as a company was that wherever possible we would not use proprietary parts. We create our computers from easily replaced industry-standard parts, meaning that in the very rare occurrence that something breaks it can easily be replaced.

They do look nice and the options sound tempting – would you go the Phase One route or opt for another company? If so, who?

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