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Antec reveals Sonata Proto chassis

by Navin Maini on 23 April 2010, 11:17

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For computing that's kind on the ears, Antec has expanded its Sonata range of computer chassis today, with the introduction of the Sonata Proto model.

What sets the Sonata Proto aside from its kin, according to Antec, is its focus on the PC enthusiast market and improvements ranging from improved cooling potential, to all-important noise reduction.

Considered to be based upon the company's Sonata III 500 chassis, which we evaluated here, we find the Sonata Proto beautified with a matte black exterior to take care of one side of the equation. Moving on to the nitty-gritty, Antec's ear-friendly initiatives extend to vibration-absorbing silicone grommets on the hard drive bay, which also adopts a modular tray system, plus the use of a single 120mm dual-speed exhaust fan.

Not overlooking the presence of seven expansion slots, further opportunities for expansion come courtesy of three 5.25-inch and two 3.5-inch external drive bays, combined with four internal 3.5-inch HDD trays.

Antec's new offering ships with the company's AQ3 (3 year limited warranty) and, a price-tag of $74.95.

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7 expansion slots would be so much more meaningful if we knew whether the seventh could take a dual-slot graphics card :)
It's just like their Sonata III case but with matte black exterior as opposed to the piano black gloss paint. Nothing “new” about it.
No native 2.5" bays for those cool and quiet SSDs? Antec are missing a trick. Otherwise I like the matt finish :)