While Antec's Performance line has been and still is a standard of sorts for full tower workstations, the cases aren't light, they aren't small, and they're not particularly portable. Shiny, lightweight aluminum cases are all the rage at LAN parties these days because of how easy they are to lug around and because they don't come in beige. They're hip. They're cool. And stuff.
For the LAN party crowd, Antec has introduced the Lanboy, an aluminum mini-tower that packs a window, lights, and a sweet power supply into a lightweight package only 17" tall, 17" deep, and 8" wide. The Lanboy is shorter than Mini-Me, lighter than a case of beer, and costs less than most men spend on Valentine's Day. But does Antec's new Lanboy have any business housing a high-performance LAN gaming system? Is it appropriate for more than just the LAN gaming niche? Let's find out.
Who am I kidding? For a case, external appearance matters. If it didn't, our systems would all be built up in boring beige boxes.
On to the Lanboy.
At first glance, the Lanboy looks pretty slick, but let's take a closer look at this aluminum-skinned flyweight to be sure our first impressions aren't mistaken.