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ASUS Introduces the VENTO TA-F Foldable Chassis

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The ASUS VENTO TA-F Series chassis incorporates space-saving design, user-friendliness and maximized airflow system catered for daily computing. By designing a foldable chassis, ASUS has made the TA-F Series easy to carry and transport, providing both experienced users and beginners of the DIY scene with a tools-free design for quick and easy installation. Furthermore, the TA-F Series chassis offers two options for users to choose from, with the TA-F11 in sophisticated black and the TA-F21 in stylish silver.

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#2
Finally, a case that caters to the folding crowd...
 
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#4
It's a nice idea, but how practical is this? It's a good case to ship, though, for sure.
 

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Shipping and packaging costs reduced....hmm thats pretty good if its passed on to the consumer. I do like the idea of a foldable chassis but how durable is it?
 

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that was the main practicality I saw in it, should decrease shipping costs a lot
shame its as ugly as sin, and better make sure you click it all back into place correctly, imagine your pc just imploding into a big pile on the floor lol
 

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hmmm i think it's prety neat desing especialy the black one, it's look like lian-li chassis.
 
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ah yes.... this will be great for my Folding@home setup.:laugh:

other than that, i see this case just rattling constantly after you have it set up and get the fans and cd-roms goin....

it's kinda cool that it folds up.... but, where are you gooing to put all the guts when you want to fold it? into another case? maybe a paper bag? either way you still have a computer to haul around.....

it's a good way for asus to save on shipping costs... and maybe that will save us about 5 bucks... not really worth it...
 
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#10
I dont think this will be successful because it has - no customer value -

Shipping and warehousing costs are a little cheaper, but shipping weight remains the same, and the user now has to "IKEA BUILD" a flatpack. Awful.
 
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I think I would like it more if it had a quick removable motherboard tray and quick removable 5.25 / 3.5 drive cage. Same for the PSU. Just pull it apart and fold.

Still, no real need for it IMO,...
 

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#12
now this is a case 'Ikea' would love to sell in their stores - shame it looks like a slapped arse.

Flatpacks ftw
 
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That is just simply pointless. You supposed to make cases better, not worse. :slap:
 
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Did anybody read the article, and NOT laugh?
 
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I think I would like it more if it had a quick removable motherboard tray and quick removable 5.25 / 3.5 drive cage. Same for the PSU. Just pull it apart and fold.

Still, no real need for it IMO,...
And now for the folding power supply and heatsink.... :cool:
 

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This would make a lot of modders jobs a hell of a lot easier. Not having to drill out rivets, ftw!
 
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Wonder what prices would be here (NZ). Shipping to here was always making things expensive :(
 

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besides packaging.. this is a stupid idea.. i bet they paid more to come up with this idea then they'll ever save on packaging though -_-
 
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#19
This case is cool, I wonder if they can do the same thing with a mobo chassis?
 

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#20
this case is perfect for people without a PC to put in it!
 
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nice idea from asus
 

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#22
I think asus must be aiming to save money themselves but the fact that the case is foldable makes very little difference to the end user. I mean look at it from their point of view they could probably ship 5x more cases for the same money. Another thing is that I have recently had to take apart a case for painting and it is quite easy to flat pack any case if you drill the right spots you can take it apart pretty easily and replace them with mobo screws.
 
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#23
This would make a lot of modders jobs a hell of a lot easier. Not having to drill out rivets, ftw!
Didn't think about that side of it..

But ya, its pretty useless beyond a few very minor parts.. Good to know someone is thinking though.