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On a day just like today 10 months ago we launched this entirely new project and since in such a short time we've managed to make gigantic steps i just wanted to thank all of you our readers for your continuous support. Getting back to today’s review some of you may recall that one of the many manufacturers that made their debut in this year’s CES the Xi3 Corporation predicted the end of desktop computing when they unveiled their HTPC sized Z3RO Pro Computer system. Now i do hope that in the future technology will make it possible for us to own tiny systems with tremendous potential able to play the most demanding of games and thus remove the need for large tower based systems but until that day comes i will always choose a full tower over a midi/mini PC Case because quite honestly i like having the extra space not only to fit the largest possible hardware components but mainly to do that with extreme ease. So today we will be taking a look at such a tower and more specifically the latest addition to Antec's performance one line the Super Mid-Tower P280.
Antec, Inc., is the leading global brand of high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) markets. Founded in 1986, Antec is recognized as a pioneer in these industries and has maintained its position as a worldwide market leader and international provider of efficient, quiet, and reliable products. Antec has also achieved great success in the distribution channel, meeting the demands of quality-conscious system builders, VARs and integrators. Antec is headquartered in Fremont, California, with additional offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, as well as in Germany, China and Taiwan. The company’s products are sold in more than 40 countries throughout the world. Please visit www.antec.com for more information.
The P280 Super Mid Tower PC Case is the last model in the performance one line of PC Cases designed and manufactured by Antec and just like the P193 and the P183 before that (two very good PC Cases) it features an elegant design, plenty of interior space (XL-ATX compatible), excellent airflow potential (up to 7 interior fans) and offers noise insulation (quiet computing panels). Unlike however the P193 V3 which we had the chance to use a while back the first thing we noticed once we took the P280 out of the box was its weight of 10.2kg which is way less compared to the 16.4kg of the first and that really had us thinking that it would not be just as sturdy. Luckily however we were wrong and so the P280 although not perfect proved to be a very good and sturdy feature-rich PC Case as you will all see later on in this review.