Some of you may have heard of Moneual Lab, some of you may have not. They are a home entertainment system solution provider that opened its doors in 2005. They make custom HTPC systems, which are some of the best that we have seen. They also sell their custom HTPC cases and today we will be looking at one, the MonCaso 972. The MonCaso 972 is one of the most appealing HTPC cases out there with a 7-inch touchscreen LCD on the front, included media center remote, card reader, and a great design. Let's take a look and see what all the MonCaso 972 from Moneual has to offer.
Case Type: Home Theater PC
Case Dimension: 17"(W) x 18.5"(D) x 6.75"(H)
Color: Black / Silver
M/B Type: Standard ATX
PSU Type: Standard ATX
LCD Touch Screen:
- 7inch Screen Size
- 15:9 Ratio
- 800 x 600 (recommended resolution)
- External D-sub Video Input
- Internal USB touch screen input
External 3.5" Bay: 0
External 5.25" Bay: 1
Internal 3.5" Bay: 4
Expansion Slot: 6
Rear Fan: 2 x 80mm (pre-installed)
Front Panel I/O:
- Headphone Jack
- 1 x IEEE1394
- 1 x USB 2.0
- Media Card Reader
- Volume Knob
- Media Control Button
Remote Control Unit: MonCaso Remote Control
OS: Windows 98 / ME / 2000 / XP / XP MCE / VISTA
Accessory: Screw Driver, Assemble Screw, AAA Battery
Weight: 16.6 lbs (w/o package)
The MonCaso comes in a pretty plain box with a picture of the case on the front. On the side there is a list of specifications that we have listed above.
Opening up the box we can see that the case is very well protected inside and that the accessory box is sitting on top of the case. Inside the accessory box you will find the media center remote, batteries, a screwdriver, optical drive cover, screws, the software CD, and the manual.
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