Lian Li was showing off their new blue behemoth case which appears to be modeled after a sailboat. The PC-888 has multiple fans for cooling and a card reader to increase functionality. Lian Li also showed off their new tool-less designed case the PC-P50. Sticking with machined aluminum, the tool-less design was pretty cool and innovative, although we still imagine using plastics would be easier for construction and use while also cutting costs. The PC-P50 sports a dragon theme to go with AMD’s newest mascot in the Fusion name brand.
Aluminum Tool Less Design
Tool less drive bays
AMD Fusion Inspired
Velocity Micro was showing their line of netbooks designed to compete directly with Asus, MSI, and HP. While not scheduled for release for at least a few more months, the netbook prototypes we saw were fairly complete and looked sturdy. Velocity Micro is working on a way to offer custom colors for their netbooks as a way of standing out from the already fairly crowded market.
Prototypes; Right side is closer to final product
Sleek exterior matches stereo components
They were really interested in showing off their newest HTPC, the FuzeBox. Capable of storing DVDs, the FuzeBox works on a Media Center-like interface that helps easily organize all your movies and music into a central location. The FuzeBox also supports Cable Card and HDTV recording/time shifting. It features a sleek aluminum exterior that should easily match up the rest of your home audio components when compared side by side. Netflix streaming movies is also supported through their intuitive interface.