IN WIN

PC & Tech Authority - - COMPUTEX FEATURE -

Hands down, In Win dis­played the most out­ra­geous ‘case’ of any ven­dor at Computex 2018. It’s not so much a PC case as it is an art piece. The Z Tower is the brain­child of Chi­nese mod­der Kun Mod and it looks like some­thing you might see in the lobby of a mod­ern sky­scraper, not un­like one that can be seen at the en­trance of the Tai­wan Con­ven­tion Cen­tre. The Z Frame is made of 40Kg of high qual­ity cast alu­minium and is ac­tu­ally sched­uled for lim­ited pro­duc­tion later in the year. The price is TBD, but we sus­pect it will fall into the “you-can’t-af­ford-it” range.

Mov­ing back to the real world, one of our per­sonal favourite cases was the InWin 915. This gor­geous case fea­tures a min­i­mal­ist de­sign, with curved front and rear an­odized alu­minium pan­els. The side fea­tures a dark­ened tem­pered glass panel so you can still show off the com­po­nents within. The top cover of the case is flush with the rest when it’s pow­ered off, but a sec­tion of it rises up when the PC is in use, though there’s a but­ton to man­u­ally move it up and down if you pre­fer. There’s a sub­tle touch of RGB light­ing on the front too.

InWin had a truly unique case on dis­play, the 307. The en­tire front fas­cia of the case is cov­ered with ad­dress­able RGB pix­els that

can dis­play a whole range of dif­fer­ent pre-set im­ages. We par­tic­u­larly liked the Pac Man demo. It can also do some cool things like dis­play the time, and it can even read from an in­built mi­cro­phone to re­act to mu­sic. It’s very orig­i­nal and a lovely idea. InWin have an ap­pli­ca­tion it calls Glow which al­lows you to cre­ate your own im­ages and an­i­ma­tions. It’s a de­light­fully retro look­ing piece of kit and we’re sure 307 own­ers will spend many an hour tin­ker­ing away. InWin says the 307 is on sched­ule for re­lease in Q3.

CLOCK­WISE FROM TOP LEFT This stun­ning mod is made from cast alu­minium; the fully disco In Win 307 has a pro­gram­mable front panel; In Win’s new 915 is a curved alu­minium beauty

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