News Lian Li announces Ebonsteel series

Today Lian Li announced a new series of cases in a lower price bracket, made of steel.

Lian Li has been known for its signature brushed aluminum aesthetic for decades. For many years, a number of customers have requested more affordable alternatives. The Ebonsteel series is intended to provide this option for those who seek the best value in PC cases. While these chassis are built with steel rather than aluminum, they are still very much Lian Li cases - tool-less building features, grommeted panel cutouts for cable management, vibration-dampened PSU mounts and drive cages, removable mesh filters on fan mounts - they include many of the bells and whistles of a typical Lian Li case.

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My opinion: Lian-Li doesn't need this, they have other problems than price range. It devalues their quality brand and it reinforces the wrong idea that steel is a lesser quality material than aluminium.