Lian Li PC-TU100 An Even More Compact Briefcase Chassis

Published on May 29th, 2013

Lian Li has released a portable mini-ITX chassis for the ultimate LAN system, the Lian Li PC-TU100 mini-ITX chassis. This new mini-ITX chassis has a compact briefcase design, just looking at it and at first glance you would probably think that its a bulky aluminum briefcase. This is more compact than its predecessor the PC-TU200, and features a top-mounted handle. The stylish retro “007-esque” design of the chassis is sure to garner much attention. Find out more details below from the official press release.

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lian li pc-tu100 review

Portable Gaming Hardware

With dimensions of (WxHxD) 158 x 275 x 242mm (6.2” x 10.8” x 9.5”) and a weight of 1.77kg (3.9lb), the PC-TU100 holds the hardware necessary for a portable gaming system while being primed and ready for transport. Two 2.5” hard drives or SSDs can be mounted on the bottom drive rack. An additional 2.5” drive can be placed in the slim optical drive bay, if no optical drive is installed.

Graphics cards up to 190mm can be installed in the chassis – enough room for some of the latest small form factor graphics cards. The PC-TU100 supports SFX power supplies up to 170mm.

Maximum Airflow

Lian Li has engineered the case for maximum airflow. A tool-lessly mounted 120mm intake fan with a removable air filter at the front of the chassis blows air across the integral components. With no drive cage blocking the fan, the air flows unrestricted through the case. Well-placed vents on the side and the rear of the case ensures the hot air escapes.

Simple Release Side Panels

Similar to the PC-TU200, the side panels of the PC-TU100 are unlatched with just a push of the release lever on the back panel. Putting the panel back on is a simple push to lock the anchoring pins back into their sockets.

The front panel contains the dual LED illuminated power button that glows blue when on and purple when loading. The I/O panel at the bottom of the front panel contains two USB 3.0 ports and HD audio connections.

Lian Li PC-TU100 Review

Lian Li PC-TU100 Specifications

Model: PC-TU100
Case Type: Mini Tower Chassis
Dimensions: 158mm x 275mm x 242mm (W x H x D)
Front bezel Material: Aluminum
Color: Black / Silver
Side Panel: Aluminum
Body Material: Aluminum
Net Weight: 1.77KG
5.25″ drive bay (External): 1( Slim ODD ) or 2.5-inch HDD x1
3.5″ drive bay (External): None
HDD bay: 2.5-inch HDD x2
Expansion Slot: 2
Motherboard: Mini-ITX / Mini-DTX
System Fan (Front): 120mm Fan x1
System Fan (Top): None
System Fan (Rear): None
I/O Ports: USB 3.0 x 2 / Audio
Max VGA Card length: 190mm
Max PSU length: 190mm
Max CPU cooler height: 60mm
Power Supply: SFX PSU (Optional)
Gross Weight: 2.2KG

Lian Li PC-TU100 Price and Availability

The Lian Li PC-TU100 has a suggested retail price of $109.99 USD. It is also expected to be available starting end of June 2013, and it will come in two different colors, black and silver. I’ll post update once this full aluminum mini-ITX chassis is available online.

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