You don't see or hear anywhere near as much from AOpen as you used to, but they're still pushing to stay afloat in todays highly competitive market. We've just learned of their latest efforts to attract some attention in the HTPC sector with their new G326HT chassis, compatible with both Flex ATX and Micro ATX motherboards.
Given the aesthetics of a HTPC enclosure tend to be mostly focused around a contemporary and somewhat passive/blending design, the G326HT certainly isn't for everyone with its bold attention drawing characteristics. However, the case is jam packed with features which you can read all about within this well illustrated specs sheet.
Distributer Bluechip Infotech is expecting stock of these very shortly and they come in at an RRP tag of $199AUD (exl. PSU).
¡¾Sydney,Australia¡¿1 October 2008- The PC trend of 2008 is HTPC( Home Theatre PC),bringing a PC system into your living room to provide various digital entertainments such as movie , music , game and internet access through a large format display.AOpen releases the new G326HT for HTPC market which will support all multimedia entertainment requirements of your enjoyment into your living room. From its front panel, it displays headline news (updated daily from famous news feed ), weather information, emails, set timer, alarm, graphic EQ, system info, media info through one touch remote control. With the smart display panel , it will simplify your requirements in personal computing and personal enjoyment at the same time.
G326HT also delivers good performance at a compact size ( 263(H) x 297 (W) x 409 (D) mm). It is compatible with both Flex ATX and Micro ATX motherboards and tool free standard PCI slots for installation of high end graphic cards. The expansions slots are surrounded with copper shield to improve EMI level.Front I/O slots includes USB2.0 , IEEE ¨C 1394 , stereo audio out , MIC in and a ATX power supply with 12cm fan for cooling and operating.G326HT is made with a strong housing , and with its bend-edges, the chassis ensures a smooth , accurate and safe assembly.
AOpen G326HT are sold as barebones only. For full system integration, please contact Bluechip InfoTech.