It wasn't all that long ago when a computer was an incredibly expensive piece of equipment that had only one real purpose; work. They weren't very good looking and flexibility was questionable, but this was going to be the way of the future so concessions just had to be made.
Things have changed since those days. Personal computers have not only gotten more powerful, but the ability to have them fill holes within our lives has grown. One such niche market appeared with the advent of the HTPC. While maintaining a smaller footprint, this type of modern PC still manages to keep all of the computing power of its bigger brother.
As with any new market segment, products have come about to fill this new need, hence the production of HTPC enclosures such as the one we're looking at today. The NZXT Duet is one of the more inexpensive HTPC enclosures on the market, so we want to see if it has the features we want as well as the appearance to set off our home theater/media center.