Feeds

Please be seated at your FOUR-LEGGED PC

Is it a desk? Or a PC case? Fiddle with the innards to find out

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

Computex The show floor at Computex bears a zillion gadgets all trying to catch your eye, but one that really stands out by offering a new way to sit down is the computer case/desk from Taiwan's Lian Li.

The desk itself is unremarkable: it has four legs and a glass top. The desk's drawer is where things get interesting, because it offers all the mounts you'd expect to find in a PC case, such as eight disk drive slots, space for motherboards and USB slots. Pulling the drawer in and out is possible while the PC is running.

Cunning conduits pipe monitor cables up to a stand mounted on the desk's surface. Again, someone's thought this out properly as opening the drawer doesn't tug at the monitor or disrupt the operations of the USB ports on the drawer's front.

We said “motherboards” deliberately two paragraphs up, because one model of the desk has space for two, one Mini-ITX and one E-ATX. Smaller models fit just one motherboard, while a coffee-table-sized version delivers a vintage sit-down games cabinet experience as it is expected you'll face a monitor upwards.

Lian Li's PC case desk

Beat this, IKEA!

Lian Li says the idea for the case/desk comes from the fact that some PC tinkerers want super-easy access to their machines. The company also suspects developers will appreciate the chance to work with two PCs that are very easily accessible if they want to test different configurations.

Gamers are another target, as the pegs you can see on the right of the desk/case are designed to let them hang their special explosion-sound-enhancing headphones.

Because Computex is a trade fair, nothing as crass as retail prices are revealed on the show floor. Lian Li is far from an obscure brand, so there's a decent chance this creation will be coming your way soon. ®

Bootnote

Trust us. This product really does have legs on the left-hand side of the desk. They're obscured by the body of the thing in the pic we've used.

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Apple takes blade to 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display
Shaves price, not screen on mid-2014 model
iPhone 6 flip tip slips in Aussie's clip: Apple's 'reversible USB' leaks
New plug not compatible with official Type-C, according to fresh rumors
FEAST YOUR EYES: Samsung's Galaxy Alpha has an 'entirely new appearance'
Wow, it looks like nothing else on the market, for sure
YES YES YES! Apple patents mousy, pressure-sensing iVibrator
Fanbois prepare to experience the great Cupertin-O
Kate Bush: Don't make me HAVE CONTACT with your iPHONE
Can't face sea of wobbling fondle implements. What happened to lighters, eh?
Steve Jobs had BETTER BALLS than Atari, says Apple mouse designer
Xerox? Pff, not even in the same league as His Jobsiness
TV transport tech, part 1: From server to sofa at the touch of a button
You won't believe how much goes into today's telly tech
Apple analyst: fruity firm set to shift 75 million iPhones
We'll have some of whatever he's having please
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.