Trends are everything to manufacturers and just how well they break into the market. Consider me "old school" but I still use a huge chassis for my daily use PC. But now the question comes up as laptops are slowly taking over for daily use. What role does a PC play in a home once games and benchmarks are taken out of the equation? The market says HTPC's, nettops, laptops, and any other SFF chassis is the way to go these days. Seems hiding the PC is as important these days as what the PC is capable of.
The company supplying the product today is SEED. SEED is an acronym for Saving Energy Efficiency Directly. With that in mind one would only assume they are trying to keep in mind the power usage of a net browser or HTPC that can stream from another PC such as a laptop. Taking the overuse of daily fuels is of major concern to SEED, and we are about to see what such a plan of attack brings consumers in chassis design.
This isn't the only chassis in SEED's m-ITX line up. Browsing their site leads me to believe this is just one of the three available. Today we take a look at the M-A280. This is the all black version with special plating on the exterior and accent trim on the face. I'm already giving away too much, let's get down to the task and get a good look at what SEED has to offer.