Introduction to the Luxa2 LM200
As of late, we have seen three things coming from case and cooling manufacturers like Antec, Coolermaster and Thermaltake: new lines of gaming cases, budget or mainstream cases and cooling products and to cater to the people with a little bit more money in their pockets, high-end cases. For example, we have seen Coolermaster launch the CM line-up and then for the budget minded person there is the Elite series and for the person that needs more there are the ATCS and Cosmos lines. The whole spectrum is covered.
Thermaltake is another company that has went the route of covering all the would-be buyers ranging from the budget minded Element series to the new Luxa2. Thermaltake's route for the individual willing to dish out more for a case. Unlike Coolermaster, who catered their lineup to gamers and people needing large aluminum cases, Thermaltake went the way of the home theatre buff. The Luxa2 series is an elegant enclosure meant to be shown off to all. Each of the Luxa2 models, the LM200, LM300 and the upcoming LM400 can be had with or without seven inch touch screens. Only the LM model does not come with a touch screen.
This leads us to the model that we will be taking a look at today, the LM200 without the touch screen. If you need something to stare at, then you do have the option of a VFD that displays some very necessary information. Even without the screen, the LM200 is still a looker and I am so ready to jump into the disassembling it for us. The mixture of black and silver brushed aluminum adds a incredible sense of exquisite decor. But what's more, I give you all the interesting facts about the LM200 in the intro of this review. Let's move out and tear inside the box.
Thermaltake take on the Luxa2 lineup
LUXA2, a Division of Thermaltake, was created in 2009, with characteristics of simplicity, luxury, and unique lifestyle. The core design theory of LUXA2 starts from simple shapes blending with luxury elements, which create the unique lifestyle for different segments within the society such as Creative Pro, Mobile Blogger, Leisure Seeker, Hip Newbie, Entertainment Junkie, and Apple's Mac Lovers.
LUXA2 represent an emerging trend of "individuality" in the world. Not only do people need function, but they also need aesthetic appeal. This is what LUXA2 has achieved. Exquisite craftsmanship with aesthetic and elegant design style is a promise and commitment from LUXA2. Thus, the Simplicity, Luxury and Lifestyle of LUXA2 creates a Uniquely You.
Luxa2 take on the LM 200
An HTPC enclosure has never been so powerful and stylish like the LM200. Designed for the living room and entertaining environments, the LM200 is an ideal furnishing for your home. With exquisitely finished hair-brushed aluminum front panel and organic spherical appearance, LM200 is not only designed brilliantly but also looks brilliant.