The mesh top panel is not an option, you get both it & the TG with the chassis. You also get both ATX & SFX brackets.I really like that blue color. At least they have an optional top panel instead of only having the TG one, probably work pretty well with a 240mm AIO. Venting in the sides looks a bit limited for a good air cooled build.
Good catch...! I guess they figured the cat was out of the bag, let's put something up...?Took a look at Fractal’s website and it looks to be an aluminum outer shell. And wow, it has wood top panel options! Please give me a walnut top with silver case and I will be over the moon.
Placeholder page: https://www.fractal-design.com/products/cases/era/
Era is a unique and elegantly understated feat of both design and technical engineering—a compact chassis free from the excessive restrictions traditionally associated with small form factor systems.
Wrapped in aluminum and offering a variety of top inserts ranging from premium wood to tempered glass, Era blends into any environment. Despite a modest 16 liter footprint, it readily accommodates dual slot GPUs, AIO water cooling units up to 240 mm, high-end processors, and up to four storage devices.
Compact, sophisticated and stylish, Era redefines the small form factor for those looking to make a design statement without sacrificing the power and functionality of professional grade hardware.
At the least, it's a step in the right direction....Despite a modest 16 liter footprint
Hoping they have a variety of wooden tops available for aftermarket purchase, walnut is my dream but any darker color wooden top with silver would be awesome.Alright, this link:
FD-CA-ERA-ITX-SI Fractal Design Era ITX Midi Tower Silver, White, Wood (Case ITX ERA Silver White Oak)<b>Fractal Design Era ITX Midi Tower Silver, White, Wood</b>Silver / White / Oakwww.lambda-tek.com
References Silver White Oak, but the model code just has "SI" on the end, which would indicate Silver.
So I think the White Oak is a model that is White, with an Oak top panel rather than the tempered glass...?
Sorry @JDragon , looks like no Silver with a Walnut top panel for you...
Possible, or it just might open a game of "Trade Your Top Panel"...!, wherein a group of SFF aficionados communicate amongst themselves & swap top panels...Hoping they have a variety of wooden tops available for aftermarket purchase, walnut is my dream but any darker color wooden top with silver would be awesome.
I am torn between the Titanium Grey & the Blue...Although I can’t see it on the F-D site, it is shown for pre order on Amazon UK at 141 GBP for the Titanium Grey with Walnut top. The release date is tomorrow, 18th March.
Great to see something new and different, especially an alu shell in 5 colours.
Marketing hyperbole...! We will know more come Wednesday...!This can't be the "perfect ITX case" and "revolutionary design" that the Fractal CEO talked about. Add to that "We've been working on it for two years together with probably the largest manufacturer of hardware computer circuits in the world". I don't see any complicated circuits? The power button? The power cable?
So they must have another ITX case coming. Probably smaller. Or worse, it's cancelled.
Anyway, good that they dare to release another ITX case.