G-Alantic 610i Review
Posted on August 9, 2002
the Case Back Together
I've test booted the PC so it's time to fit
the case together. There is an optional screw-in security
hook to attach a (thin) cable or padlock to.
Here's the case shell fitted, without the
Here's the case with the front panel snapped
back in place. It's like we're back at the start of the review
all over again...
...except this time it switches on...
..and ejects CDs. But not if you have a slot-loading
drive. The front panel has a clever springed door which opens
with the drive and closes after it, hiding the drive behind.
This won't work with a slot-loader, as there's no way to open
the door without ejecting it. Oh well.
Here's that front panel again, from the back.
G-Alantic aren't the world's biggest case
manufacturer, but have boldly taken on the task of producing
a Mini-ITX case early on in the form factor's life cycle.
This is a gamble that deserves to pay off, as they have ironed
out the rough edges on their earlier FlexATX products to create
a case with hardly any problems. And with a promising range
of extras (IR Sensors, USB ports, Flash card readers) to boot.
With the Cubid 2677 taking the laptop-size CD/DVD route, this
slightly larger case is the more cost-effective option - particularly
if you want to play DVDs on your newly-housed Mini-ITX system.
Many thanks to G-Alantic and VIA for kindly
providing the case for this review.
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