Cherry Tree Launches Borg Cube PC
Ashley Allen / 3 years ago
The Borg are one of Star Trek’s most iconic villains, thanks to their striking visual design. If you’re not familiar, the Borg are a pasty-faced collective which eschews the concept of the individual. Like zombies, they turn – or assimilate – other races into more Borg. Plus, they fly around in giant black cubes. Now, Star Trek fans can add the Borg’s technological distinctiveness to your own in the form of a Borg Cube PC, officially licenced by Cherry Tree.
The detailed outer case and internal glowing green LEDs – possibly the only time PC LEDs would be conspicuous by their absence – accurately recreates the famed Star Trek vessel. However, unlike the giant monoliths piloted by the Borg, this cube is actually tiny: in fact, only six inches cubed.
Inside the Borg Cube
The Cherry Tree Borg Cube PC is available in three variations: a Core i3 version, a Core i5, and Core i7. The PC, though, is customisable, so you can pick and choose your CPU/RAM/storage combo. However, the PC does not include a graphics card and the STX motherboard does not feature any PCIe slots. In fact, if you want a graphics card to accompany your Borg Cube, it’ll have to be an eternal one. Regardless, though, the Borg Cubes are reasonably priced, considering. Below, we list the specifications for the most powerful iteration:
Cherry Tree Borg Cube PC Specifications
- Processor: Intel Core i7-7700K
- Memory: 32 GB DDR4 RAM
- Storage: 500 GB M.2 SSD drive
- OS: Windows 10 Home
- Dimensions (inches): 6 x 6 x 6
While the homepage mentions USB 3.1 Type-C, it doesn’t list any ports in the specifications, sadly.
Price and Availability
The Cherry Tree Borg Cube PC is available for pre-order in three variants:
- i3 Borg Cube (Intel Core i3-7100 processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 120GB M.2 PCI-e drive): $599
- i5 Borg Cube (Intel Core i5-7600K processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 250GB M.2 PCI-e drive): $899
- i7 Borg Cube (Intel Core i7-7700K processor, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 500GB M.2 PCI-e drive): $1,299
Custom options – including an additional 2.5-inch SSD – are available, though. At the time of writing, there are only 323 (of 359 units, a reference to the Battle of Wolf 359) units remaining, so if you want a Borg Cube PC you should order now. The PC ships on 24th November.