I would like to thank Bitfenix for supplying the review sample.
The Bitfenix Portal is a pretty cool-looking chassis, which clearly draws massive design inspiration from Valve's Portal game series. Having reviewed Bitfenix cases since the beginning of their market presence, it is good to see that they have started challenging the conventional way of building cases more and more. We got the all-black variant with a window for this review - so let's get started.
|Case Type:||ITX chassis|
|Material:||Steel & aluminum|
|Drive Bays:||2x Internal 2.5/3.5"|
1x Internal 2.5"
|Dimensions:||247 x 395 x 411 mm|
|Front Fans:||120 mm x 1 (pre-installed)|
|Rear Fans:||80 mm x 1 (pre-installed)|
|I/O:||2x USB 3.0|
|Compatibility:||CPU cooler: 125 mm|
GPU: 300 mm
The Bitfenix Portal ships in a compact cardboard box with an image of both case variants on front. Turning the package around, the opposite side goes into some additional details about the main features of the unique chassis. Bitfenix has also made good use of the smaller sides by including specifications and a large sticker to let you know which variant is within the package.
Even though the package is already quite compact, the body of the Portal is even smaller, but it is protected by large Styrofoam spacers so that the standoffs are also protected. A plastic bag has been placed over the case as an additional layer of protection.
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