Date: March 19th, 2007
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Zalman USA
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ZALMAN HD160XT ULTIMATE HTPC CASE INTRODUCTION
With the explosion of the home theatre market in the past decade or so, it was inevitable that the personal computer would enter the fray at some point. After all, a well-designed PC with the proper hardware can do the work of a myriad of home theatre components, and do it as well or better than even the most high-end equipment. So, where do you find one of these magic boxes that will satisfy all your home entertainment desires? If you're like a lot of PC enthusiasts, you build it yourself. One of the first decisions anyone contemplating a project like this will have to make will be to choose a chassis to put all the goodies into.
While some folks would be content with having a big, beige computer case sitting in the living room, a significant segment of this group wants something more sleek and stylish. Some of the small form factor cases on the market would seem to be a good choice here, but most of these offer limited flexibility with respect to motherboard, power supply, graphics and drive choices. Recently, Zalman has released a chassis that will accept full size motherboards, graphics cards and power supplies. Their HD160XT enclosure also has some very unique and innovative features that definitely set this chassis apart from other HTPC solutions. Constructed entirely in aluminum, it comes in either a silver or black anodized finish and promises quiet cooling performance in an elegant package. It comes complete with a 7-inch LCD display, remote control and an impressive battery of software that should make building a top shelf HTPC a relatively easy task for the average enthusiast. Follow along as we take an in-depth look at the Zalman HD160XT. I think you'll be as impressed as I was with this product.
ZALMAN CORPORATE PROFILE
We, Zalman Tech Co., Ltd., are thankful to those of you who have bought our Noise Prevention products and computers, as well as all the netizens who are visiting our website. It is a pleasure to serve you. If we were to fully utilize computers' many functions such as communications, office productivity, and multimedia, our life will be much more comfortable and enriched. But if that were to be achieved, the computer must first become more user friendly.
Despite the fact that computers have become commonplace at home and at workplaces for a long time, true user friendliness of the computers are still a long shot. At Zalman Tech, we strive to make that goal a closer reality through extensive research and development of our products. We were the world first in reducing computer's noise down to lower than 20dB, thus creating a more user friendly computing environment. Now you can use a computer without distracting noise and also form high fidelity audio system or home theatre without ambient noise with one.