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We Want this PC Case/LCD Hybrid. Now!

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This upcoming chassis features a built-in secondary screen ideal for widgets, chat clients and more.

During CES 2011, Moneual Labs introduced its new DSPC Case (pdf), a tower-type slim PC chassis with a built-in screen.

Unlike an all-in-one PC, the display isn't meant to be used as the PC's primary screen, but for use in a dual-screen monitor setup. As seen in the CES 2011 press image provided on the right, the screen is ideal for widgets, toolbars, calendars, chat clients and other applications.

The actual hardware details are unknown at this point (as in resolution, actual size etc), however the company claims it's the world's first energy saving PC case with a patented power management system built right in. The design was even impressive enough to land it a 2011 Innovations Honoree award at the tradeshow earlier this month.

Currently the the DSPC case is slated for a Q3 2011 release for $1,500, however Moneual Labs said that pricing is subject to change before its release. The company also added that all six products that received awards at CES 2011 won't be available on the U.S. market, so it's quite possible the chassis may never show up on American shores.

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    Richeemxx , January 18, 2011 11:47 PM
    Meh I'd rather hide the case someplace else, or build it into the desk so I don't even know its there
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    JohnnyLucky , January 18, 2011 11:51 PM
    Hmmmm....glad the article mention the built in lcd was not meant to be used as a primary display. Might be okay for monitoring the system and components.
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    house70 , January 19, 2011 12:05 AM
    I would have to do some serious gymnastics to be able to see the front panel of my case. As for monitoring some fans/temps, the dot matrix displays are more than enough. Overkill, if you ask me.
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    agnickolov , January 19, 2011 12:30 AM
    I think the price has an extra zero in it... (and no, I'm not saying it's a typo)
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    Randomacts , January 19, 2011 1:13 AM
    I would buy that for $300 for for 1500? To many zeros.
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    saaiello , January 19, 2011 1:48 AM
    Too expensive it will never be a practical case for any budget. Most people would rather spend that extra cash on video cards or bigger monitors not this for sure.
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    shizen , January 19, 2011 2:28 AM
    what a waste of money..
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    Mark Heath , January 19, 2011 3:05 AM
    I think it'd be cheaper and be more functional in the end if you just modded a big screen onto the right hand side of an appropriately sized case... not the same thing.. but $1500 :o 
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    fstrthnu , January 19, 2011 4:48 AM
    This reminds me of a question I saw on an imageboard recently, someone was asking how they could get a secondary display on their case for system diagnostics and whatnot. Looks like the companies were listening
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    dEAne , January 19, 2011 5:01 AM
    I think a keyboard and a monitor will be much good pair than a cassing (for me it's too bulky).
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    redguard117 , January 19, 2011 5:26 AM
    This is just the case we're talking about? And its not even a full-tower....
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    peterdigby , January 19, 2011 6:36 AM
    Would be OK if your PC was on the desk.
    Wonder if you could put the Windows 7 sidebar / sidebar gadgets on the screen???
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    rpgplayer , January 19, 2011 7:02 AM
    that would be one great case, if i didn't have kids :( 
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    hardcore_gamer , January 19, 2011 7:31 AM
    $1500 ? Is it from Apple ?
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    cewhidx , January 19, 2011 8:08 AM
    This is an innovative idea...perhaps make an attachment that will work on other pc cases, or clip on the side of an existing monitor. I'd love an extra little screen like that just to remove clutter from my desktop.
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    r0x0r , January 19, 2011 8:31 AM
    Hmm, an old 17" for $50 or this... tough choice -_-
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    barstard_features , January 19, 2011 9:35 AM
    peterdigbyWould be OK if your PC was on the desk.Wonder if you could put the Windows 7 sidebar / sidebar gadgets on the screen???

    Did you even read the the article ?
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    kelemvor4 , January 19, 2011 12:13 PM
    RandomactsI would buy that for $300 for for 1500? To many zeros.

    Exactly what I was thinking. For $1500 it better include a high end i7 CPU, motherboard, 8+GB ram, hard drives, and good video card.
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    g00fysmiley , January 19, 2011 1:32 PM
    seems like i could add this feature to my current case with an old monitor and a roll of duct tape ... hange on... yerp and since its flame pattern duct tape it'll make the computer go faster as well! (flames make thing go faster, ask any car guy)
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    COLGeek , January 19, 2011 2:02 PM
    Too gimicky to be truly useful. Still I have to admit, it does have a certain "bling" factor for those with too much money and not enough sense.

    For the cost of this questionable case, you could build a massively capable beast and have it still look good. Not for me. Pass.
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