For those of you who are interested in cars, and specially the expensive and speedy ones, the name Pininfarina might sound very familiar. This Italian company has helped design several Ferrari?s and other well known cars.
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But from time to time to time they design other things as well, such as computer cases for example. Spire called for the help of Pininfarina to design a special case. Already two years ago I saw a wooden prototype of this case at Cebit, and this year they had the finished product on display. Now Spire has offered me the possibility for a test drive.
The full product name is Spire Pininfarina SP-ATX-PALU/S, but I?ll refer to it as the Pininfarina. It comes in several colors to suit your flavor. While the main body is always black, the front/top/rear panels can be had in silver, metallic blue and black. My personal preference goes to the silver colored one, I must be lucky; because that?s the one Spire send over.First looks
The first thing that drew my attention is the streamlined design. It almost seems that it?s also optimized for perfect airflow on the outside. You surely can recognize the hand of master Pininfarina.
At first sight there don?t seems to be a button or led on the front side. A door covers the three 5,25? bays and the two 3,5? bays. The power and reset button as well as the two status LEDs (power on and HDD activity) can be found at top of the case.
Let's see what more this case has to offer. ->