Release roundup: Gaming on the go… and some thumb drives

This week in our roundup of new product launches, we bring news from Antec, Origin PC, and Super Talent:

  • Antec releases one-of-a-kind open-air chassis: the LanBoy Air. We actually saw an early prototype of this bad boy at Computex 2009, but there was a strict “no cameras” policy. Well, now the LanBoy Air is finally out, with all-mesh construction and yellow beams that make it look straight out of a construction site. The Air is pretty loaded with features, which you’d expect considering the $219.95 asking price. Antec includes five 120-mm fans (with room for up to 15 total), USB 3.0 connectivity, a “bottom-installed tool box for hardware and screw storage,” a cut-out in the motherboard tray, and much more.

  • Origin PC unveils Eon17 high performance notebook. Sure, thousand-dollar notebooks like Asus’ N82Jv may handle games well enough, but they’re no match for the raw power of a Core i7-980X six-core CPU and dual GeForce GTX 480M graphics processors running in SLI mode. Believe it or not, that’s what Origin PC lets you cram inside its new Eon17 notebook, alongside up to three hard drives and as much as 24GB of DDR3 memory. You don’t have to go all-out, though. The starting configuration, priced at $2,499, includes a Core i7-930 and GeForce GTX 460M graphics.

  • “Unforgettable” flash drive from Super Talent. Taking the term “USB key” in the most literal sense, Super Talent’s new thumb drives are tiny, waterproof, and available in capacities from 2GB to 32GB. Just don’t go expecting mind-blowing transfer speeds, since these drives use good-old USB 2.0 interfaces.

That LanBoy Air looked pretty fun to tinker with in person. In the model Antec showed us, you could re-arrange the front fan and drive mounts at your leisure, and hard drives used a suspended mounting mechanism to minimize vibration. $220 is a little too rich for my blood, though.

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    • lethal
    • 9 years ago

    That case looks way too exposed. I’d be nervous taking a glass of water in the same room.

    • Tibba
    • 9 years ago

    By all that’s good and right, I should hate the looks of that case, yet I find it strangely, disturbingly compelling. No chance I’d ever choose it over a P18x though.

    • Usacomp2k3
    • 9 years ago

    Awesome looking case.

    • kamikaziechameleon
    • 9 years ago

    OK, that is my next case.

    • rUmX
    • 9 years ago

    Love the look of that case… it’s just so slick.

    • ronch
    • 9 years ago

    Man, that is one cool case.

    • uclajd
    • 9 years ago

    They should call that case DustBunny Air with all those holes in it.

      • Walkintarget
      • 9 years ago

      Agreed. And just as a PSA for everyone:

      Make it a point to clean out the dustbunnies on your rigs. I am 6 months overdue on my PCs, so after seeing this case, that is my reminder.

        • indeego
        • 9 years ago

        I have 2 P180’s, one at home and one at work. The one at work *rarely* needs cleaning (Thanks HVAC filters!) but the one at home is easily every 3 months (thanks Petsg{

    • henfactor
    • 9 years ago

    Laptop weight: 12.1lbs

    • paulWTAMU
    • 9 years ago

    Tonka Toys are making PC cases? When did that happen?

    • flip-mode
    • 9 years ago

    Is that case going to be in Transformers III? It looks like Bumble Bee’s kidney.

    I just want to take a big block of cheddar and grate some cheese on that.

    That thing’s got more screens than Dulles International and more fans than Nickleback.

      • kizzmequik_74
      • 9 years ago

      Heh, it actually looks more like a Constructicon to me… Or Ripley’s power loader from Aliens.

      I actually like it, but it would clash horribly with my room’s interior.

      • Meadows
      • 9 years ago

      It’s actually spelled Nickelback, and in their case, it’s not the fans who blow.

        • kravo
        • 9 years ago

        lol
        thank you

    • Sargent Duck
    • 9 years ago

    I’ve been really loving my Antec Sonata III for it’s clean, un-obtrusive blend in the back-ground looks.

    But I want this.

    • kalding
    • 9 years ago

    That case makes me wish they still made the ol’ LAN Party motherboards. *sigh*

    • Nereid
    • 9 years ago

    I wonder how long that 88 Wh battery would last on that laptop. 5 minutes maybe?

    • DrCR
    • 9 years ago

    Meh. I’ll stick with the P18xs for now.

    • kravo
    • 9 years ago

    I thought those thumb drives serve as bottle-opener too…mmmm…beeeeeeeer
    edit: ok, they are really to small for such purposes. Or are they?

      • UberGerbil
      • 9 years ago

      That was exactly my first thought. And then I figured they were calling them “unforgettable” because who forgets to bring their beer bottle opener? And then I remembered most domestic beer bottles in the US are screw caps, so who /[

        • kravo
        • 9 years ago

        Here, in (East)Europe, the innovations of the 21st century didn´t reach most beer manufacturers yet, so such a bottle-opener could be pretty handy.
        I could be the king of the hill at my local night-and-day store 🙂

          • Firestarter
          • 9 years ago

          screw caps are for pansy american wusses anyway

    • khands
    • 9 years ago

    I feel so wrong liking that case.

      • Stranger
      • 9 years ago

      Those blue LED fans clash sooooooo badly with the yellow frame but man do I want one.

        • [+Duracell-]
        • 9 years ago

        It also comes in red and blue. I want one, too…but I would just paint over the color and replace the LED fans with quieter fans 🙂

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