|Antec Lanboy Air Open-Frame Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Hank Tolman|
|Sunday, 19 December 2010|
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Antec Lanboy Air Open-Frame Case Review
The Lanboy Air case is the most recent in a long line of enclosures from Antec. Cases from Antec generally score high points among computer enthusiasts not only for their looks, but also for their ability to keep air moving inside the case. An overclocked PC requires a good case with a lot of air flow in order to keep all the important components safe from overheating. While a low-end PC used mainly for internet or word processing might be fine tucked away in the drawer of a desk and enclosed in the least expensive case you can find, the same is not true of any gaming or enthusiast computer. In this article, Benchmark Reviews takes you on a detailed tour inside and out of Antec's newest case, the Lanboy Air.
Cases are a big part of the building process for these systems. Many gamers have heard the moniker "looks over stats", and appearances are also important to many users. Most good enclosure producing manufacturers strive to make cases that fit in the top category in both aesthetics and cooling. Antec does exactly this with the Lanboy Air. From a distance, the case looks a lot like many other high-end cases. There are LED lighting schemes, lots of fans, and even handles on top for easy transportation. A slightly closer inspection causes some eyebrows to be raised. Rather than the normal full aluminum or steel side panels, just about every inch of the Lanboy Air is covered in perforations and open space.
This approach to a computer chassis tries to get as much air flow around the CPU, GPU, and other vital components as possible to ensure that your computer stays cool. As an enthusiast that tests a lot of computer hardware, I generally use an open-air test bed. I do this mainly for ease in swapping components as quickly as possible, but also because it keeps the components from accumulating that pent up heat that inevitably builds up inside of a case. The Lanboy Air Open-Frame case looks like a promising alternative by offering easy exchange of components in addition to the free flow of air.
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Antec, Inc.
Antec Lanboy Air Features
Lanboy Air Specifications