InWin has always been known to push the limits of what is a PC case. At Computex, they showed an admittedly strange concept in 'Alice,' and today you can buy it.
A plastic frame, reminiscent of a laundry hamper, or a small DIY storage shelf is what I see when I first laid eyes on the Alice concept. Looking closer, you can see metal plates affixed to the plastic frame of the Alice chassis.
Inwin offers what could be considered an infinitely customizable chassis as it can be used as an open frame test bench. With some fabric, Alice can be made to look like pretty much anything you can think of. If you or someone you know is good at sewing, I imagine you could make your own outer fabric. Ensuring this is a chassis that can genuinely be made your own without the need for paint or modding skills.
The airflow is from the bottom to the top makes this a chimney style ventilation chassis. We have seen this work quite well in the past and could make this a very stout chassis option, even if the main frame is not metal but ABS plastic.
InWin touts Alice as being very easy to assemble, and when looking at the images, we can see why. This looks like a frame of a case, just plastic with removable trays to mount your hardware, even liquid cooling as desired. This sort of modularity means that InWin could keep Alice viable for a very long time. This could also mean that the variance in platform fitment could be vast, well beyond what's possible with a standard chassis.
Out of the box, Alice supports up to 12" x 9.6" ATX boards with all form factors below that supported. There is a massive amount of potential for the new Alice from Inwin; it's really up to InWin to decide what exactly they want Alice to become. Does Alice interest you? Based on the current specifications, what would you like to see added to Alice in the future?
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