Date: October 26th, 2010
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Antec
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
While Antec's LanBoy Air has the basic dimensions of an ordinary mid-tower chassis, the overall look is quite distinctive and, as you'll see in this review, it's anything but ordinary. Blue bars define the shape of the case and serve as the skeleton of the chassis, to which virtually every other component of the case is attached in some way. Almost every surface of the LanBoy incorporates ventilation panels, and all the side panels are secured with thumbscrews for easy removal. Bay covers, fan modules and the front toolbox require a screwdriver to remove and replace.
A flush-mounted power button resides on the top right of the front panel while the recessed reset button shares the top left area with the blue power and HDD activity LEDs. In between, Antec provides two USB 2.0 ports and a single USB 3.0 port separated by the customary audio jacks. A shiny chrome Antec logo graces the top of the front panel.
Two removable fan modules near the bottom of the front façade feature 120mm blue LED fans with stepless, variable speed control knobs. The two-wire fantails terminate in 4-pin Molex pass-through connectors, as do all the included fans in the LanBoy Air.
With a handle like “LanBoy,” the chassis should be easily transported to lanparty venues, and Antec provides two sturdy, folding handles attached to the top frame rails for this purpose. The top surface incorporates placements for two optional 120mm fans or a radiator/fan combo for the watercooling crowd.