InWin has announced a rather interesting and somewhat different PC chassis. The Alice mid-tower PC chassis is said to “gather inspiration” from the classic story Alice in Wonderland, with a lightweight, sturdy frame and a variety of vivid coloured materials as side panels.
“InWin is taking PC builders on a journey where imagination reigns supreme!” is how InWin describe the new Alice PC chassis. Alice combines a durable, yet ultra-light-weight ABS plastic frame with a variety of polyester material which wrap around the chassis to form the side panels. “the Alice chassis showcases an explosion of possible colour choices and intricate designs to create something totally distinct”.
The Alice features a vertical internal design, inside the frame is a removable steel motherboard tray that slides out from the top. Hardware is mounted to the motherboard then inserted back into the chassis. With the polyester ‘side panels’ removed the frame is completely open, therefore, making cable management easy and providing a neat final appearance.
Due to the vertical layout, the Alice uses a natural convection cooling method, this bottom to top airflow can be driven by three base-mounted fans, which InWin claims to “provide better cooling through an unobstructed path”. A feature of this type of layout is the I/O ports are at the top of the chassis with a removable top panel integrated into the design to hide cables.
Four anti-vibration mounts are incorporated into the feet, with handles integrated into the chassis for lifting and moving. The Alice offers support for up to ATX size motherboards, with eight PCIe expansion slots and support for graphics cards up to 300mm. Up to four 120mm fans are supported and up to three 2.5-inch SSD drives with a single 3.5-inch HDD can be installed.
Pricing and availability of the Alice is yet to be confirmed. However, more information is available on the official InWin product page.
KitGuru says: I'm not sure about you, but I have not seen a PC chassis with polyester side panels before. It certainly is a unique design and offers a refreshing change to the usual black or white cases, Will it catch on?