Antec introduces next chapter in quiet, elegant computing with Sonata Elite

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December 16, 2008

 

Antec introduces next chapter in quiet, elegant computing with Sonata Elite

~ The Sonata Elite enclosure improves on the Sonata family's renowned quiet computingTM features with even greater quiet, stability and style ~



Antec, the global provider of high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and do-it-yourself markets, is launching the Sonata Elite, the latest addition to Antec's Sonata Family line of quiet PC cases. Introducing a distinct air flow design and sleek new aesthetics, the Sonata Elite offers new improvements while maintaining the original features preferred by noise-conscious consumers.


Continuing with the Sonata Family's core Quiet ComputingTM technologies, the Sonata Elite includes sound-deadening, two-layer (steel with polycarbonate) side and top panels, while the dedicated hard drive compartments feature soft silicone grommets to reduce vibration and decrease system-generated noise.


For system cooling, the Sonata Elite comes equipped with an innovative side air intake vent that creates a smooth airstream to flow naturally over the hard drive bays to the rear of the case. A quiet 120mm TriCoolTM rear exhaust fan and 120mm rear slot exhaust blower provide additional cooling, with three-speed controls to balance between minimum noise and maximum cooling. The Sonata Elite also includes built-in washable air filters to prevent dust build-up and promote airflow.


Designed with system builders and PC enthusiasts in mind, the Sonata Elite includes seven expansion slots, three external 5.25" drive bays, four internal 3.5" drive bays and an adapter for additional 3.5" devices. The Sonata Elite does not include a power supply, allowing builders flexibility with their power supply customisation. For easy access to I/O ports, the Sonata Elite features front-mounted USB, eSATA and HD audio ports. The case supports Mini-ITX, microATX and Standard ATX motherboards.


"Antec set the standard in quiet computing with the original Sonata design," said Scott Richards, senior vice-president at Antec. "The Sonata Elite's cutting edge features meet and surpass the needs of silent PC enthusiasts by offering improved quiet technologies, advanced airflow and an exciting new take on the Sonata Family legacy."


The Sonata Elite is available for an estimated price of £78.00 through major retailers, e-tailers and distributors. The Sonata Elite is backed by Antec's Quality 3-Year Warranty. For additional product information and full technical specifications, please visit: www.antec.com.


About Antec, Inc.
Antec is the leading global brand of high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and do-it-yourself (DIY) markets. Founded in 1986, Antec is recognised as a pioneer in these industries and has maintained its position as a worldwide market leader and international provider of efficient, quiet, and reliable products. Antec has also achieved great success in the distribution channel, meeting the demands of quality-conscious system builders, VARs and integrators.

Antec's offering of enclosures includes a large range of cases, such as its technically advanced Performance One Series, cost-effective New Solution Series and server grade cases designed for the needs of all workstation and server markets. Antec's products also include front line power supplies such as its Signature Series, TruePower Quattro series, NeoPower series, and EarthWatts, the most environmentally friendly power supply available. PC gamers are an increasingly significant consumer of performance components, and many Antec products are geared toward the gaming demographic, like the Twelve Hundred, the premier gamer enclosure. Antec also offers a computing accessories line comprised of many original products, including its patented LED Fans and Notebook Cooling solutions.

Antec's headquarters is in Fremont, California, with additional offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, as well as in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, China and Taiwan. The company's products are sold in more than 40 countries throughout the world.

As part of its commitment to the gaming industry, Antec is a member of the non-profit organisation PC Gaming Alliance, with senior vice-president Scott Richards sitting on the board of directors.

Please visit www.antec.com for more information.