With the new graphics cards (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti), processors (AMD A-Series APUs), and Operating systems (Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8), Antec might see a spike in business.
We say that Antec might see a higher product demand because of the logical course that the consumer IT segment will take.
Assuming Windows 8 really starts a new wave of PC purchases, DIY customers (those who make their configurations personally) will need new PC parts and, thus, cases.
Antec makes cases for a living, which means it could ride the current stirred by the factors we mentioned above. Perhaps this is why its Performance One P280 series just grew by three.
Out of a trio of enclosures, only one is colored black/graphite, the P280 Window, which, obviously, has a windowed side panel.
The other two (P280-MW and P280-MW Window) are both white (on the outside as well as the inside) but again, the latter has an acrylic side window.
Antec designed the trio with silence in mind, which is why the panels are lined with noise-absorbing material.
That doesn't mean the basics were left half-baked though. The specs of the original P280
hold true even now: 9 expansion slots, three 5.25-inch drive bays (for ODDs or maybe one of those hybrid pump/reservoirs), six 3.5-inch bays (which support 2.5-inch drives too), and a number of fans.
For those who want specifics, two TwoCool 120mm exhaust fans are included, along with a third spinner of similar size at the front. Customers can buy two more front intake fans if they wish (again, 120mm diameter) and maybe a pair of drive cage conveyers.
Antec's P280 can fit all these thanks to the XL-ATX form factor (570 x 225 x 520 mm / 22.44 x 8.85 x 20.47 inches). It weighs 9.8 kilograms all on its own (21.6 pounds).
Sales will start on October 3, and since the original P280 costs $119.99 / 119.99 Euro, we suspect that the P280 Window, P280-MW and P280-MW Window will need just a small extra.