We’ve all built computers and gaming rigs – there is quite a distinction. While the former can be simple and small, the gaming rig turns into a beast, with power emanating from its obelisk-like structure. Just about every gaming rig we’ve ever seen has been of the “my case is bigger than yours” variety. Going from vendor to vendor (Alienware, Falcon, Voodoo, etc.) all you see is a lineup of really great computers that fit nicely underneath a desk – where they are meant to stay. Taking a 50+ lbs machine out for a frolic takes more effort than most of us want to put out, or are capable of putting out.
We’ve gone to many a motherboard vendor and asked if small performance boards were in the works, and all we ever got were confused looks. Small and performance in the same sentence is unheard of when it comes to the crème de la crème of computers. Small is where the little OEM PCs scurry, cute little things with onboard everything, and Burbie fronts. These are the kinds of machines you hand to grandmamma. Enter stage right– the U-tron LAN Gear ES. Designed from the ground up to be a machine that performs like a demon and can easily be tucked under an arm to be carried to wherever your heart desires.
This is just a preview of the LAN Gear. The details of the machine are still being finalized and the finishing touches are being added. The demo system we have in the office is swank in quite a few ways, but it still has a few more hurdles to go over before it is a final product.
2U Aluminum Custom Case
Intel 2.2 GHz Pentium 4 Northwood Processor
Reference Intel i850 DMGV Motherboard
PNY GeForce3 Ti500
Onboard sound – something…
20GB Maxtor D740 Hard drive
Laptop slimline CD-ROM