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Antec LanBoy Air
The Antec LanBoy Air weights 20.3 lbs (9.2 kg), the case can be outfitted with an insane fifteen 120mm fans - so you know the "Air" moniker belongs in its name. Perhaps more intriguing, nearly every part of the case is modular, even the motherboard and PSU mounts. Moreover, the case's "AirMounts" HDD mounting system suspends drives in mid-air for superior vibration and noise resistance.
Build Quality, Design, Fully Modular Chassis, Meshed Design, Space For Up To 15 Fans Total, Rearrangement Of PSU Spot, Adjustable Drive Orientation, Low Weight, 2 Carrying Handles, 2 SSD Spots
Nice looking, Several colors, Silent, Modular, A lot of space
Front panel USB 3.0 Support, Five 120mm fans bundled with speed control, Up to 15 fans can be installed, Fully modular design for flexible installation, 2 x 2.5" drive support, Removable components, Mostly toolfree installation, Support for graphics cards
Great modular design; "positive air pressure" works.
Five 120mm Fans, Meshed and Perforated for Great Airflow, Bottom Mounted PSU, Top Handles, Cool New Airmount HDD Mounting System, Two SDD Slots on Bottom, Cool Hardware Tray.
Modular design, Roomy interior, Unique looks, USB 3.0 front panel support, Capable of holding up to 15 fans.
Open design for maximum airflow; modular frames allow for top- or bottom-mounted power supply, motherboard; supports up to 15 fans, 11 drives
Extremely customizable. Boasts some unique, useful features. Front-panel USB 3.0 port via pass-through cable. Available with three accent colors.
Superb cooling, Innovative design elements, Configuration options, Rich feature set, Excellent fit and finish, Five speedcontrolled blue LED fans included, Supports up to fifteen fans, Liquid cooling friendly, Relatively quiet, USB 3.0.
All the tweaking options, Easy installation, Crazy optional cooling
Price (For Some), Frequent Cleaning
No fan filters, PCI, E addon card slots have normal screws
Installation isn't completely toolfree, Price, Plenty of tiny screws to keep track of, gold, Discuss this review in our forums
Not all fan mounts useful; bit cramped at top; HDD mounts are somewhat scary.
Pretty Noisy, Motherboard Tray CPU Cooler Hole doesn't fit all Motherboards
No way to mount external 3.5” drive bay devices, Cable management can be tricky, Plastic side panels, Some modularity features are not there, such as the ability to mount drives facing the right of the computer.
Pricey; tool tray is screwed in place; love-it-or-hate-it design; more plastic than we'd like
May extend build times. Unique airflow system requires major mental rejiggering. Doesn't allow ultra-crazy configurations. Not tool-free. Fully outfitted system may be loud.
Expensive (but worth it), A little on the heavy side.
No dust filters
By TechSpot on February 24, 2011
While intrigued by the concept behind it, I wasn't completely sold on the Antec LanBoy Air's looks when it was first announced. Now that I've worked with one for a while, I would classify it as something that fell off a construction site and...-
By Tech-Reviews UK on September 22, 2011
For the PC enthusiast, the Antec LanBoy Air is a recipe for success. The strong customizable construction is truly one of a kind, but delivers expectations higher that we initially thought. Not only is it customizable and modular, innovative features...90
By Real World Labs on September 08, 2011
Antec has done it once again by designing and manufacturing one of the best PC Cases i have ever seen to date and certainly the best one for LAN events. Personally i have to admit that I’m fonder of elegant, solid towers with good noise...-
By Rbmods.com on May 02, 2011
I found this case to be very nice and it sure suprised me with all of its features, this is the first time that I actually use the manual so I wont miss all the features. I found it awesome that the case is modular and prepared for both tidy cables...-
By FutureLooks on May 01, 2011
Based on our testing, we can safely say that the Antec LanBoy Air is well ventilated and offers the best system cooling possible. It’s a lot like an open air test platform except you can actually carry it around without things fallout off or out...80
By Expert Reviews on April 20, 2011
An interesting concept that doesn’t work in practice, the Lanboy is overpriced and not very effective at cooling components....40
By Hi Tech Legion on February 27, 2011
The Antec LanBoy Air delivers on what it promises, and that is flexible customizability. When was the last time a case allowed you to mount optical drives facing the side panel? The addition of the removable motherboard tray is also noteworthy. ...-
By HEXUS.net on February 16, 2011
We wanted to love the LanBoy Air, and in some ways we still do. The eye-catching design is brilliant, the semi-modular approach is unique, and there's ample room to house plenty of high-end kit. But given the £150 asking price, it's hard to...50
By Atomic MPC on January 31, 2011
Very possibly our new favourite...94
By PC Authority on January 31, 2011
Well, here's a case that's caused quite a stir in the Atomic labs. We're as prone to strong feelings as anyone – there are brands we like, aesthetic beliefs we cleave to, and we've a general bent to passionate about all things...83