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Konami getting into esports PC hardware with Areaspear brand

Published: 14:22, 29 July 2020
Areaspear, Konami's C700+ model
Areaspear, Konami's C700+ model

Konami have decided to branch out into somewhat familiar territory with a hardware line called Areaspear, which stands for Advanced Revolution of Esports.

Granted, the world of gaming and the world of gaming hardware are two very different worlds, but Konami are no strangers here. 

For instance, slot machines are just one facet of their business, which means they're well versed in making reliable electronics. The machines you'll see today are in fact made by Konami Amusement, the part of the company tasked with making arcade and slot machines and such.  

As for Areaspear, the company will be making esports PCs as well as peripherals like keyboards or headphones. 

Konami's first line is the C-series, which we think looks quite stylish, and it comes with three models - C300, C700 and C700+. 

C300 is clearly the entry-level model, but it comes with Core i5 9400F CPU and Nvidia Geforce GTX 1650, so Konami didn't skimp a lot here. It has 8GB of DDR4 and 512GB of SSD storage. 

Further up the line are C700 and C700+, which as far as we can tell differ only in the acrylic window and lighting inside the case. Both rock Intel's Core i7 9700 processors and Nvidia's Geforce RTX 2070 Super cards. 

Both C700 versions feature 16GB of DDR4 RAM, 512GB of SSD storage and 1TB of SATA HDD storage. 

Konami Areaspear, C700+ by Konami Areaspear, C700+ by Konami

Konami have recently drawn some criticism over poor handling of eFootball PES 2021's announcement, or lack thereof, but there's a lot to be excited for. Namely, the studio will be switching to Unreal Engine for PES 2022, but until then, players will have to make do with a 2021 content update for PES 2020.

You can find Areaspear's website here .

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