Impression - IM-21
The Impression IM-21 had a lot of the features that we have found in other cases.
The Impression IM-21 is a new entry from a company that we had not previously reviewed. The IM-21 is a mid-tower design that offers a variety of features in a compact package.
Perhaps the most unique thing about the IM-21 is the thick, polished, scratch-resistant coating on the outside surfaces of the case. At first we didn't really know what to make of it, but upon additional investigation it proved to offer scratch-resistance and durability beyond what we found in most other cases. It provides additional protection from scratches, which is something that LAN partygoers will like.
|Number Of Internal 3-½ Bays||5|
|Number Of External 3-½ Bays||2|
|Number Of External 5-¼ Bays||4|
|Number Of Case Fans Supported||Front Panel: 1x 8cm(standard) or 12cm(option) Fan|
|Back Panel: 2x 8cm Fan(Option)|
|Construction Material||Chromate chassis, with thick, polished scratch-resistant coating on outside surfaces|
|Power Supply Included||None|
|Special Features||Front panel USB 2.0|
|Size||200 mm (W) x 430 mm (H) x 480mm (D)|
|Sample Case Provided By||www.impression-brand.com|
|Estimated Cost||$59.99 US|
|Construction Quality Rating||8|
|Overall Case Rating||8|
A look at the inside of the IM-21.
The case has an acrylic covering that covers its entire front. This protects the front of the case and offers a unique look that is not found in other cases. However, unlike the sides and top of the case that offer the thick, polished, scratch-resistant coating, the acrylic front can be subject to scratches, as we found during our look at the case.