Lian-Li DK-04 case doubles as a powered standing desk

Lian-Li's DK-04 was properly unveiled today after being shown in an early state at CES this year. This is (somewhat ironically) the fifth case in Lian-Li's series of desk cases and its largest to date. None of these desk enclosures are cheap, but this version may present the best value for the money. It doubles as piece of furniture that's pretty expensive on its own: a motorized standing desk. Using buttons on the front of the desk, the height of the desktop can be adjusted between 31" (78 cm) and 46" (117 cm).

This computer desk has configurable RGB LED lighting pre-installed, and the tempered glass desktop serves as a huge window on the system inside. More utilitarian features include a fully removable tray for easy installation of an ATX motherboard and power supply. The chassis supports eight 3.5" or 2.5" drives, and has a single 5.25" bay in the front. The case can also swallow up to eight 120-mm fans and CPU coolers up to 140 mm tall.

The case-desk's steel legs and base seem well-matched to the weight of all the hardware enthusiasts are likely to stick in (and on top of) this thing. Given the suggested retail price of $1499, I doubt any of these desks will be playing host to a Celeron-powered productivity machine. According to PC Perspective, the desk will be available starting May 10.

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