Going Plus One: How custom PC maker Dreamcore is serving more than just gamers
Going Plus One: How custom PC maker Dreamcore is serving more than just gamers
These days, it’s no exaggeration to say that gaming has far outgrown the shoes that it used to wear. No more is it “just another geeky hobby” - it’s now a multi-billion dollar industry connecting countless people and brands across the globe.
With that said, it’s no wonder that everyone is keen to stay ahead of this curve, but cashing in on the latest and greatest gaming experiences also means having a setup that can do them justice, and if you simply don’t have change for a full-blown desktop, perhaps you’d like to consider the new Dreamcore Fusion 15 notebook.
Putting dreams into perspective
Although Dreamcore’s expertise in crafting custom PCs is well-known today, the company actually has its roots in providing small form factor (SFF) builds such as the Dreamcore One. A market segment that’s difficult to please as enthusiasts have varied requirements and compacting it to an SFF is no mean feat, especially as a ready build in a retail scene that’s almost devoid of such systems. In fact, we even awarded the Dreamcore One our Best Gaming Rig award for an SFF machine, something completely unheard of.
But over the past six years, the need to accommodate and serve a wider, more demanding audience led to a natural extension of their range of products, and the company has not failed to impress since their first IT Show appearance in 2017.
Today, gamers looking for nothing short of the most powerful setups can choose between the Dreamcore Ghost and Dreamcore Fuel, while content creators in search of more professional and refined builds can check out the Reverie WX or the Dream Machine range. Additionally, Dreamcore’s power-packed machines for creators gained fame when the Reverie Pro in 2017 started developing systems with the then powerful workstation-class AMD Ryzen Threadripper and Intel’s Skylake-X processors for a truly different class of systems.
Embracing their clientele’s unique needs, just like their custom system option, Dreamcore has ventured to offer unique peripherals under the SuperSolid brand like their DreamType DT-001 mechanical keyboards, the Gemini One customizable weight system mouse, and a lineup of monitors that would please both gamers and creators alike. They’ve even done special collaborations to offer limited edition peripherals like the Hex.4B Dreamcore Edition mechanical keyboard.
Dreamcore now serves enterprise customers including large multi-national corporations as well as universities and institutes of higher learning. Its workstations were also used by the NDP 2021 team to design and produce the amazing show that Singapore witnessed.
With that in mind, and more than 15,000 PCs built to date, it’s easy to see how Dreamcore ended up as one of the 15 finalists for the Emerging Enterprise Award 2021 by The Business Times and OCBC Bank, which recognises the best young start-ups in Singapore.
Of course, not everyone is looking for a desktop system solution, which is why Dreamcore has also recently ventured into the world of notebooks to serve up uniquely positioned offerings such as the Dreambook Touch 15 - an extremely bang-for-buck productivity workhorse notebook with a big touchscreen display, a clean design, and all the connectivity options you would ever need, making it an ideal pick for the everyday user.
But now, with the brand-new Fusion 15, the company has further affirmed its commitment to delivering a wide range of mobile solutions in tandem with high-performing workstations and gaming PCs.
Work hard, play hard
Specifically, the new Fusion 15 is their maiden attempt at a gaming and content creation-focused notebook and caters to users who like the Dreambook’s proposition but need more processing power to satisfy their needs. It boasts a wealth of powerful features, some of which are a step up from the Touch 15, but also sports numerous different customisation options for users to select from.
Boasting an understated black magnesium-alloy chassis, content creators searching for a serious-looking machine that’s ideal for office meetings, client presentations, and even the occasional spot of gaming. However, no AAA gaming experience or content creation task starts without good graphics, and you’ll be able to choose between a QHD 165Hz or FHD 240Hz display for your Dreamcore Fusion 15’s 15.6-inch IPS screen, both of which come with narrow bezels and feature 16: 9 aspect ratios. To build on the experience, it comes complete with an optical-mechanical keyboard and per-key RGB lighting
And with great displays (and framerates) come powerful graphics cards too, and the notebook is capable of supporting up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, complete with ray-tracing capabilities to boot. This promises you the vivid, lifelike experiences that will bring your favourite games and media to life on screen like never before, and the best part is that things will look just as good whether you’re at home or on the go. Furthermore, if you’re not too concerned with ray-traced gaming and ultra-high-quality visuals, the Fusion 15 is also available with a GeForce RTX 3060 option to help keep the price down and still enjoy all the popular games, especially if you’ve chosen the FHD screen option.
The Fusion 15 wraps up the internal package with a solid processor - an Intel Core i7-11800H chip that’s designed to go the distance. Its eight processing cores can crunch up to 16 processing threads, making it well-suited for on-the-go use as well as at home or in the office. A ten-hour battery life acts as the cherry on top of this cake, ensuring you’ll be able to seize those flashes of creative inspiration anywhere and anytime.
Finally, the notebook features Thunderbolt 4 support, an SDXC slot for creators and photographers, an RJ-45 2.5Gb Ethernet Port, a full-sized HDMI 2.1 port, and 3 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A ports, which should be sufficient for all of your connectivity needs.
Going above and beyond
But having a good product available is merely one small cog in the operation. There is also something to be said about providing good service, and in Dreamcore’s case, they’re all about taking the customer experience beyond the confines of their desktop.
Despite what they’ve achieved so far and how much they’ve grown in the past six years, Dreamcore’s main focus - that is, “demystifying” the process of building a custom rig - has not changed since their inception in 2016. Nowadays, it is easy for anyone to talk about buying or building a custom PC offhand, but when push comes to shove, the technicalities involved can be tricky to navigate or time-consuming, even for veteran tech nuts.
Accordingly, it is this array of unnecessary complexities that Dreamcore aims to eliminate through their guided customer experience and consultation to ensure that the whole process is easy to understand from start to finish, allowing every customer to walk away with a custom PC that’s absolutely perfect for their needs. Aftersales service and education are also at hand with 3 years of parts and service charges covered, of which the 1st year features an on-site warranty (with an option to top-up for the full three years), lifetime technical support via their live chat, helpdesk, and email.
You can experience the Dreamcore advantage, their commitment to transparency and education, and above all, their passion through Dreamcore’s very own Dream Centre. It’s a brand-new 10,000 square-foot showroom located at Precise Tree, 55 Kim Chuan Drive #09-01, Singapore 537098, and they’ve even lined up some exclusive discounts if you make your purchases there, so don’t miss out!
So, head over to Dreamcore and their new Dream Centre to experience firsthand a breadth of specialised systems, laptops, and accessories for your next upgrade. Dreamcore has also just launched its biggest sale of the year featuring same-day delivery promotions, freebies, discounted upgrades, and attractive bundles across the board. Find out more at www.dreamcore.com.sg.