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We Want this PC Case/LCD Hybrid. Now!

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.

  • Richeemxx
    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
    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
    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
    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
    I would buy that for $300 for for 1500? To many zeros.
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  • saaiello
    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
    what a waste of money..
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  • Mark Heath
    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
    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
    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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