Antec Unveils New Sonata IV Enclosure Stephen Fung January 14, 2011 Press Release Fremont, CA – January 14, 2011 – In its 25th anniversary year, Antec, Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, today announced the new mid-tower Sonata IV – the latest elegantly-silent addition to Antec’s critically acclaimed Sonata line of Quiet Computing™ enclosures. Re-designed from the ground-up, the Sonata IV builds on the Sonata legacy of Quiet Computing™ by combining the features and performance that enthusiasts demand with the highest standard of build quality. The Sonata IV is crafted to accommodate future component upgrades, with a USB 3.0 front panel port for faster data transmission and redesigned front bezel intake to maximize natural case airflow. This enclosure is also the first Sonata model to include an 80 PLUS® certified 620-watt power supply with whisper-quiet 120 mm double ball bearing low-noise fan, giving users a near-silent, functional solution for the home, office or corporate workspace. The Sonata IV features one rear 120 mm TriCool™ 3-speed switch control exhaust fan for flexible control of fan speeds to balance cooling and quiet performance, and a built-in washable air filter for quick and easy cleaning. With eight drive bays (three external 5.25” drive bays, four internal 3.5” drive bays, and one internal 2.5” drive bay,) that utilize a hard drive bay rail system with vibration-absorbing silicone grommets, the Sonata IV boasts flexibility for a wide-range of builds and assures quiet performance. “The original Sonata was the first ever chassis / power supply combination designed from the ground-up as a ‘Quiet Computing’ solution. The market response has been outstanding as it and its successors have repeatedly garnered top reviews and sales records,” said Scott Richards, senior vice president of Antec. “The Sonata IV is a re-design that takes every attribute to a new level commensurate with today’s Quiet Computing needs, and offers PC enthusiasts and system integrators the top-notch solution they’ve come to expect from Antec’s Sonata line.” This Sonata IV supports Mini-ITX, microATX and Standard ATX motherboards, and is backed by Antec’s Quality 3-Year (AQ3) Limited Warranty on parts and labor. The Sonata IV is available now for an estimated price of $199.95 through major retailers, e-tailers and distributors. For up-to-date information and product videos, follow the official Antec Facebook page www.facebook.com/AntecEurope or the official Antec blog at http://blog.antec.com/. For official product videos please visit: http://www.youtube.com/user/watchAntecTV. About Antec, Inc. Antec, Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, is recognized world-wide as a pioneer in the industry, and has maintained its role as market leader and international provider of quiet, efficient and innovative products. Now in its 25th anniversary year celebration, Antec has achieved great success in the distribution channel, meeting the demands of quality-conscious system builders, VARs and integrators. Antec’s offering of enclosures includes a wide range of cases, such as its advanced Performance One Series, innovative state-of-the art LanBoy Air and Skeleton cases, critically acclaimed Sonata line of Quiet Computing™ enclosures, and VERIS family of media components designed for the home theater PC market. Antec’s products also include front line power supplies, such as its premium High Current series, powerful TruePower Quattro Series and EarthWatts, one of the most environmentally friendly power supplies available. PC gamers are an increasingly significant consumer of performance components, and many Antec products are designed for the gaming demographic, like the premier gaming enclosure, the Nine Hundred Two. Antec also offers a line of computer accessories comprising many original products, including its patented LED fans and notebook cooling solutions. Founded in 1986, Antec is headquartered in Fremont, California, with additional offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, as well as in Germany, China and Taiwan. The company’s products are sold in more than 40 countries world-wide. Please visit www.antec.com for more information. Share This With The World!