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Antec Launches New Sonata Proto Case for PC Enthusiasts

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Fremont, CA – April 23, 2010 – Antec, Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, today announced the Sonata Proto, the newest addition to Antec’s critically acclaimed Sonata line of Quiet Computing™ enclosures. Based on the worldwide best-selling Sonata III 500, the Sonata Proto combines improved noise reduction and powerful cooling with a modernized aesthetic and affordable price.

In response to popular demand, the Sonata Proto sports a new matte black exterior for an extra stylish edge. The standard Sonata combination of improved cooling performance and whisper-quiet operation is retained, as the chassis features one rear 120mm TwoCool™ 2-speed exhaust fan for effective yet quiet system cooling, as well as seven expansion slots and nine drive bays (three 5.25” external drive bays, two 3.5” external drive bays and four 3.5” HDD trays) for enhanced flexibility.

The Sonata Proto’s hard drive bay utilizes a modular tray system with vibration-absorbing silicone grommets, assuring Quiet Computing™. Additionally, the Sonata Proto has convenient front-mounted USB and HD audio ports, features a built-in washable air filter for quick and easy cleaning and supports Mini-ITX, microATX and Standard ATX motherboards.

“For many users, the cost of building a reliable, quiet and efficient computer can be challenging,” said Scott Richards, senior vice president of Antec. “With Quiet Computing™ performance and plenty of space for full-featured builds, the Sonata Proto offers system integrators and PC enthusiasts a proven design at an affordable price.”      

The Sonata Proto is available now for an estimated price of $74.95 through major retailers, e-tailers and distributors. The Sonata Proto is backed by Antec’s AQ3 Antec Quality 3-Year limited warranty on parts and labor. For additional product information and full technical specifications, please visit www.antec.com.

About Antec, Inc.
Antec, Inc. is the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets. Founded in 1986, Antec is recognized as a pioneer in the industry and has maintained its position as a worldwide market leader and international provider of quiet, efficient and innovative products. Antec has also achieved great success in the distribution channel, meeting the demands of quality-conscious system builders, VARs and integrators.

Antec’s offering of enclosures includes a wide range of cases, such as its advanced Performance One Series, economical New Solution Series and VERIS family of media components designed for the home theater PC market. Antec’s products also include front line power supplies, such as its premium Signature Series, powerful TruePower Quattro Series and EarthWatts, one of the most environmentally friendly power supplies available. PC gamers are an increasingly significant consumer of performance components, and many Antec products are designed for the gaming demographic, like the premier gamer enclosure, the Twelve Hundred. Antec also offers a line of computer accessories comprising many original products, including its patented LED fans and notebook cooling solutions.

Antec is headquartered in Fremont, California, with additional offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, as well as in Germany, China and Taiwan. The company’s products are sold in more than 40 countries throughout the world. Please visit: www.antec.com for more information.