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APEVIA X-Qpack2 Micro Enclosure Review
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Written by Gizmo   
Sunday, 03 June 2007 23:21
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Virtual-Hideout have just posted a review of this case.  If you are in the market for a compact case (not quite what I'd call a small form-factor case, but close), you might want to give this one a look:

Just over a year ago, Diceman reviewed the original Q-pack from Aspire. Well, this time around we get to review the second generation of the Q-pack, called the X-Qpack2. It's from the same company, but they also have a new name, which is Apevia. The X-Qpack2 is a micro size aluminum enclosure that comes in a rainbow of colors: black, silver, blue, green, red, and yellow. These cases have the three sided windows; however, they also offer a non-windowed version, and those come in silver and black. The one offered up for review is the X-QPACK2-BL/500, which is the blue front with the windowed panels.  So, with a nice choice of colors and styles, it's now time to see if the second generation enclosure measures up to it's first generation.

Read the full review at Virtual-Hideout:

The front bezel of the second generation Qpack has been redesigned with a much more stylish look. The front bezel is in a two piece format, with the color front panel slightly raised and in the shape of an X. Within the colored X are two 5.25" and one 3.5" bays. Next to the 3.5" bay is the LCD temperature display. Below the drive bays is the steel carrying handle, which comes in handy for the LAN trips. Also in this X area are the front panel connections, which included two USB, one IEEE, and Audio ports - not to mention the power and reset buttons and LED's. The last thing worth mentioning on the front bezel are the vented openings on either side of the X.

To get inside the X-Qpack2, a few thumbscrews on the back side of the cover are removed and the cover slides off. The X-Qpack2 is also equipped with a removable motherboard tray for easy installation: to remove the tray, 2 additional screws need to removed. The interior structure is constructed from aluminum, just like the exterior. Up front is one 80mm intake and two internal 3.5" bays for hard drives which sit on a removable tray. On toward the back is the included 500W power supply with an 120mm exhaust fan which accompanies the included 120mm blue LED fan.

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