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Antec Sonata Elite Case Review
Author: Gabriel Torres 57,981 views
Type: Reviews Last Updated: October 7, 2009
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Introduction
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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 case
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Figure 1: Antec Sonata Elite case.

Antec Sonata Elite case
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Figure 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 case
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Figure 3: Front panel.

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