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Lian Li launches Lancool K1 and K1-Pro chassis

by Parm Mann on 10 July 2008, 16:07

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Lancool might not be the most familiar of names, but the brand owned by Lian Li promises to deliver high quality products that'll live up to our Lian Li expectations.

Today, the Taiwan-based company announced the arrival of two new mid-tower chassis; the K1 and K1-Pro. Oddly enough, there's very little difference between the two.

The K1-Pro, pictured below, aims for those who still enjoy neon lights. It differentiates itself with an all-white interior to help reflect the glow of the front-facing 14cm blue LED fan and there's a 12cm blue LED fan at the rear. It's the "colourful option", says Lancool.

Lancool K1-Pro

Other than that subtle difference, both chassis are practically identical. They both support full-ATX and micro-ATX mainboards, and have a secure PSU bay which we're told is designed to keep the PSU rigid during transportation. Both have a steel interior, giving them a chunky weight of approximately 7.2kg, and feature an all-aluminium exterior, providing a hair-line brushed finish.

As with Lian Li cases, there's anti-vibration clips for the side panels to help keep things quiet. The chassis feature a tool-less HDD bay which supports up to four HDDs and there's the usual rubber grommets.

Lancool K1

The feature list runs on, there's a removable motherboard tray with cable clips on its rear to help keep things tidy, vent holes on the PCI slot brackets, seven PCI slots, five 5.25in bays, and special clips to secure ODDs without tools. There's an I/O bracket with a dust cover on the top panel, with two USB 2.0 ports, IEEE 1394 and HD AC97 audio ports. There's even holes for those who want to do a spot of water cooling.

Sadly, there's no word on pricing or availability just yet.

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Official product pages

Lancool K1
Lancool K1-Pro

Official press release

Lancool K1 and K1-Pro Midi-Tower Chassis



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One will assume that these will be around £80 - £100 and offer nothing that a £40 - £60 case offer. So 100% premium for a very basic case (regardless how much you try to talk it up) is alot…. Would have expected something more original… Why did they bother.
Brewster0101
Why did they bother.
Shareholders. :bowdown:


This looks like a very un-unique chassis. Lian Li seem to be doing a Ford, their chassis all look exactly the same but are just different sizes with different model names. And Brewster is most likely right a 100% premium for a basic chassis. If Lian-Li did it for less than £80 I will be amazed :eek:.
Hi,
Just to let you know we have the prices for these and the K1 will sell in the UK at £55ish Inc V.A.T.:)

Sorry no prices on the Pro
Ian
X-Case
Brewster0101
One will assume that these will be around £80 - £100 and offer nothing that a £40 - £60 case offer. So 100% premium for a very basic case (regardless how much you try to talk it up) is alot…. Would have expected something more original… Why did they bother.
Do you own a Lian Li just out of curiosity?
No, Only because we run from a rackmount server. However if i was buying a new case I would choose a Lian Li over say coolermaster everyday of the week.

Anyway today I have ordered 300 lancool K1 they will be here later in August.
I will have to work out exact costs but hopefully £59.99 delivered inc V.A.T which makes them cheaper than even the base Lian Li. :)