LM200 Touch Overview
The LM200 looks a lot like many other HTPC cases we have seen as far as form factor goes. The mATX case is just over 8-inches in height and just over 16-inches deep so it should fit in most home theater setups. One of the main distinguishing features of the LM200 touch is the curved edges. Most HTPC cases that we see have the rectangular “box” design, these small curves make the LM200 very unique. The entire chassis is made of aluminum and has a nice brushed silver finish to it. On the top of the case there is a small LUXA2 logo.
Looking at the front of the case there is a lot to see here. Of course the thing that catches your attention first is the LCD. The LM200 Touch has a 7-inch touch screen LCD, we will give more detail on the LCD when we get into testing. To the right of the LCD there is a large volume knob and a set of 10 buttons. They will help you navigate through menus and play media. On the other side of the case you have the power button and a 3mm headphone jack. Above the 7-inch LCD there is a hidden optical drive bay and below there is a hidden compartment that houses 2 USB ports, a firewire port, audio connections, and a nice card reader. The normal LM200 is basically the same, but instead of the 7-inch touch screen LCD it has a 5.25-inch VFD.
The sides of the case are 1 solid piece of aluminum with the curved edges being another piece. On the bottom of the case there are 4 feet which will allow for air to flow into the ventilation holes towards the front of the case on the bottom. They also keep the case off the ground, which is always good.
Moving around to the back of the case, here we see the backplate, which is also aluminum but black instead of silver. There is a single 120mm fan that is positioned in the center of the case. Along the top there is a series of ventilation holes that will also help with cooling.