Antec Sonata Elite Case Review

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Introduction

Antec is bringing to the market another version from their Sonata case, called Sonata Elite, which follows the same design concept from Sonata III 500, which we have already reviewed. Today we are going to see what is new on Sonata Elite and the main differences between the two Sonatas.

On Figures 1 and 2 you can have an overall look from Sonata Elite. The shiny black automotive painting really catches the eye. As you can see it really looks like Sonata III 500, but we could immediately spot two big differences: Sonata Elite comes with a big air intake on the right panel, used to cool down the hard disk drives (not present on the previous version), while Sonata III 500 has a latch attached to the left side panel to release it, feature not present on Sonata Elite.

Antec Sonata Elite caseFigure 1: Antec Sonata Elite case.

Antec Sonata Elite caseFigure 2: Antec Sonata Elite case.

Like Sonata III 500, Sonata Elite has a door covering the external bays. Both cases have two USB ports, one eSATA port, mic in and heaphones out jacks, plus a lock that makes it more difficult for someone without the key to open the front door – but not impossible, as the key used is similar to the keyboard lock key used when computers still ran on coal.

Antec Sonata Elite caseFigure 3: Front panel.

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Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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