Fans of Fractal's understated approach may lament such design decisions, but the end result is without a doubt the firm's trendiest case.
Fractal Design is making its move into the high-end PC enclosure market with the launch of its most expensive chassis to date, the Define S2 Vision RGB.
Priced at £225 and built on the solid foundations of last year's Define S2, this premium variant flaunts lashings of tempered glass and a splattering of RGB lighting to better compete with eye-catching competitors.
Fans of Fractal's understated approach may lament such design decisions, but the end result is without a doubt the firm's trendiest case, and though the Vision RGB is intended to look cool, it manages to do so while retaining almost everything that was good about the original Define S2.
Almost everything you'd want in a modern mid-tower is present and accounted for, including front USB Type-C, an integrated PWM fan hub, five storage bays, a tidy PSU shroud, comprehensive liquid-cooling support, and provision for a vertical graphics card. Trouble is, almost all of that is available from the regular Define S2, and though the Vision RGB is a handsome alternative with some neat upgrades, the large increase in MSRP isn't easy to stomach.
Bottom line: the Define S2 Vision RGB is great to work with and looks the part, but a £225 entry fee is a major obstacle.
Lots of elegant glass
Four RGB fans as standard
RGB strip and controller included
Front USB Type-C
Improved PSU shroud
Comprehensive liquid-cooling support
Large price premium
Trades quietness for trendiness
Fractal Design Define S2 Vision RGB
The Fractal Design Define S2 Vision RGB chassis will be available to purchase from Scan Computers.
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