The Maingear Solo 21 all-in-one desktop has been redesigned, coupling support for Intel's third-generation Ivy Bridge processors with a fresh new look. The update tosses out its predecessor's easel-like stand in favor of an L-shape reminiscent of Apple's iMac. The Solo 21 is notably one of a few all-in-ones to offer an upgrade-friendly chassis — you'll be able to swap out all of the components yourself, including the mini-ITX motherboard. Alas, there are no discrete GPU options, so you're still stuck with Intel's integrated graphics.
Barring support for Intel's Ivy Bridge CPUs, the 21.5-inch Solo 21's hardware remains largely unchanged. The $899 base model is powered by a 3.3GHz Intel Core i3-2125 processor and 4GB of RAM, and offers a 500 GB hard drive and a DVD burner. That's not exactly a powerhouse, but upgrade options include faster Core i7 Ivy Bridge CPUs, up to 16GB of RAM, a 256GB mSATA SSD cache, and a Blu-ray player. Bluetooth connectivity and 802.11n Wi-Fi are built in, while an optional TV tuner helps round out the Solo 21's media-slinging abilities. Interest piqued? Head on over to Maingear's site for a gander at the configuration options.