After the absence of 10 years from the viewing space at CES, Antec This year quite a few new products, both in its traditional field of practice - Enclosures And suppliers, as well as new fields of business to which it has recently entered.
Absence you ask? After all We also questioned them in previous years. The truth is thatAntec Was present at CES, but not in the exhibition space open to the public, but only in the suites in one of the hotels. This year, to demonstrate all the new products - the company decided to set up a large and impressive stand in a central location.
There were no major innovations in power supplies this time Presentation of HCG and HCP series At the Computex exhibition six months ago, and these remained impressive suppliers.
In the packaging field she presented Antec The fourth generation of the Sonata. This is a case in a classic design that is characterized by its quietness. The case includes a 620W power supply, inputs that support USB 3.0 and a 120 mm rear fan with three speeds. As with any Sonata case, here too Antec All the technologies for keeping quiet - from special rubbers to prevent vibrations of the hard drives, through the use of acoustic materials to the fact that the case can not be obtained with a window.
The new model separates an entire wall between the drive area, which includes 8 bays, to the motherboard area. This wall ensures that there will be no leakage of noise from the motherboard fans through the drive area. The cost of the new Sonata will be approximately $ 200.
An additional chassis has been declared by Antec He is the One Hundred. It is the youngest pack in the hundreds of series Antec Which includes today the 200, the old 300, the 900 and the 1200.
The calmly decorated 100 features a carrying handle and is painted both on the outside and inside with black. In the motherboard tray, below the CPU area, Antec opened a huge opening that allows back access to easily install fixtures Cooling. In addition, left Antec A space of about 1.5 cm between the tray and the wall so that the cables can be arranged in a comfortable way that will not interfere with the air flow.
The 100 has two fans installed - a 140mm top fan and a 120mm rear fan, both with two speeds. The package has 10 bays, 6 of which are intended for 3.5 "drives. All of these additions in the package, which will be priced in the NIS 200 range, are definitely going to make it one of the best-selling in the country in our opinion.
The company's new line of business is water cooling to the CPU. In this framework introduced Antec There are two products on display - the Kühler 620 and the Kühler 920. These are compact water coolers with a size of 120 mm that can be installed inside the computer case. The 620 includes one 120 mm fan and the 920 includes two, with the 620 being Available next month at a price of about $ 70 and the 920 will also include a controller that connects to the entrance USB Internal and software that controls performance and is priced at approximately $ 120.
Another new domain inAntec Is speaker systems. Here she introduced Antec A new brand - SoundScience - and meanwhile unveiled a system speakers In an 2.1 configuration. This is a couple speakers In brushed aluminum case, powerful subwoofer and control system produce a powerful and charming sound. The subnet can be configured in different 3 bass levels and is powerful and powerful.
At the price of 250 $, similar to the price of Other speakers set by Corsair In the exhibition, this is an excellent speaker system. Contrary to the set of Corsair, Shows Antec Its set as a set for all uses and not just gamers, and it certainly would not be surprised if you decide to put this monster in the living room. Antec Promised that it brings to the new field quite a bit of its knowledge in materials selection, metal processing, acoustics (we talked about the Sonata chassis - no?) And of course the power supplies of the system.