Fractal Design today announced the latest addition to its Define range of cases, the Define Mini
, which is set to be the smallest case in the Define range. The case truly warrants the ‘Mini’ moniker too, with its dinky dimensions of 210 x 395 x 490mm (W x H x D). Altogether now - awww!
The Define Mini boasts compatibility with both micro-ATX and mini-ITX motherboards, yet it still has a staggering total of six fan mounts, two of which come with fans fitted. It’s great to see so much cooling potential on offer in such a small case, although the full total of fans is likely to result in a lot of noisy turbulence. However, we won’t know for sure until we get to put one through its paces in our labs.
As the Mini is a part of Fractal’s Define range, it also features the same noise dampening side panels and ModuVent fan mount covers that we saw in the Define R3
and Define XL
. These should help to keep a system mounted inside the Define Mini quiet, but also add a fair bit of weight – the Define mini weighs in at a relatively portly 9.5kg.
The Define Mini has a UK MSRP of £69.90 ($85.95) and should be available in the new year, although we’ve not had any news about stockists yet. Until then, you'll have to be content with pawing over the pictures below.
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Does the Define Mini look like a good home for a media PC, or even a small but quietly powerful LAN PC? Let us know your thoughts in the forums