One of the most frustrating things about going to a B.Y.O.C. (Bring your own computer) LAN event is having to carry your system from the car to the setup area. This can be particularly exhausting if the setup area is a great distance away from the entrance to the building, a prime example, PAX Prime 2010 in Seattle, with the BYOC up on the 6th level of the convention. Trying to carry my system on my shoulder and my monitor in the other hand was a most exhausting experience, not to mention uncomfortable as it was a very warm day and left me sweating for a good 20 minutes after reaching the line. Today I take a look at the solution to my problems, the Antec Lanboard. While wandering around PAX, I stopped by the Antec booth and saw this item sitting on display, instantly knowing I had to try it out. As soon as I got home and set up my computer, I was on Antec’s website ordering this to my doorstep.
Last year at CES Antec really showed off with their new Skeleton cases, power supplies and gaming cases. This year Antec has really taken things to the next level with a new line of cases, finally an update to the LanBoy case and some other really cool products. If you are a fan of Antec you are really going to like their 2010 lineup, let’s take a look!
One company with really a variety of products on display this year was Cooler Master. Up in their suite they had many different new products from both the main Cooler Master line and their Choiix line. They have new cases, power supplies, coolers, notebook coolers and even more! So let’s take a look at Cooler Master’s 2010 lineup.
Last year at CES 2009, Silverstone wowed us with the uniquely shaped Raven and the aluminum unibody Fortress, two high end gaming cases. Both cases are aimed at the high-level enthusiast market. This year, however, Silverstone recognized the economic stress the world’s having, and turned out some chasses in a lower price range. Additionally, it released updated versions of its HTPC, Mini-ITX, and gaming chassis lines, weighed in on USB3, and unified its power supply line under a single name.
Moneual has many very attractive HTPC cases and home theater units, but this year, it’s branching out into several categories of computer hardware, including nettops, netbooks, and green PC designs. For most items, pricing and availability were unavailable at press time.
SilverStone’s aluminum cases are among the most popular in the industry. The company had a sizeable booth in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s hall South 4 and ThinkComputers visited it to get the lowdown on new offerings such as the Raven full tower case and new models in the Sugo SFF line.
Thermaltake is one of the most widely known names when it comes to PC cases, it seems like everyone I talk to has heard of Thermaltake. This year they did not have that many announcements as in previous years, but they did have some interesting products. Let’s take a look at their new cases, power supplies and cooling products.
We have always known Sunbeam for making some really visually appealing cases. The Sunbeam Transformer case is one of my favorite cases of all time. One thing that is great about Sunbeam cases is that they usually have a wide variety of features, but still remain affordable. Today we will be looking at the Automation, which is a very stylish case that features an aluminum chassis design. Let’s see if this is the case for you.
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