Lian Li's Bringing A Working Choo-Choo-Chassis To Computex

Brad Chacos

Lian Li just announced that it will be previewing two new mobile PC cases at the Computex exhibition in Taipei next week -- and by mobile, we mean actually moving. The company will be showing off both the aforementioned steam engine, complete with smoke, and an SUV-look-alike dubbed the PC-Q15. Both will be doing laps around the Lian Li booth.

According to the press release, the PC-Q15 is being "specially designed for Computex," but the engine-like PC-CK101 should be available later this year. In addition to choo-chooing around a track and blowing real smoke, the PC-CK101 case sports USB 3.0 ports, an optical disc drive and support for both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch HDDs, although Lian Li's kept mum about further technical details.

Other Lian Li cases will also be on display, including a vent-less case for silent builds and the newest chassis made completely out of steel, rather than aluminum. (Don't worry, plenty of more traditional cases will be there too, plenty of which still rock the brushed aluminum so many system builders know and love.)

Thoughts? There's no questioning the cool factor, but is a choo-choo chassis a nifty niche offering or a big bundle o' useless?

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