Azza 806 Table Mini: I Might Buy This Case, or, Why Bother with a Chassis?by Ian Cutress on June 4, 2019 5:00 PM EST
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I’m a sucker for a big, powerful system. I want the CPU, the GPU, the fast storage, the lot. As a reviewer, I can change my daily system frequently and often, which means it can be hard to pull away from the most powerful bulky units. The appeal of having something small is obviously there, but it’s hard to combine the two into one neat unit. Azza might solve my problems for me.
The 806 Table Mini is a long SFF system that is designed to sit on your desk, with the monitor on top. There’s space underneath for the keyboard, and inside is enough space for a mini-ITX motherboard, a good cooler, a power supply, a reasonably sized graphics card, and on top is a tempered glass panel. The 3.5mm jacks and USB outlets are on the side, with a power button on the front. It looks like the PSU support is almost full ATX, with plenty of space for SATA/U.2 drives, and the only real limitations are in the CPU cooler height.
I believe it is mostly made out of aluminium, with Azza looking to sell this model at the end of the year. The person on the booth at Computex said it would be retailing for around $250, which is rather high.
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imaheadcase - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - linkA monitor on top? I don't see how that is possible with that setup without some reinforcement. Even a basic monitor still weights quite a bit to bend a flimsy aluminium top.
Mccaula718 - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - linkTop is tempered glass.
RaiderJ - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - linkI like the form factor. I have a monitor shelf and a mini-ITX case already, and this could replace both. I'd prefer a cheaper/stronger steel version instead of aluminium and tempered glass. I wonder if cooling is an issue....
ragenalien - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - linkLooks like the top is glass/acrylic. So it could probably hold a nice sized monitor.
prime2515103 - Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - linkI wish people would read the articles before they comment on them.
imaheadcase - Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - linkI did read it, tempered glass is not that sturdy. lol
rrinker - Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - linkWhat?Yes it is. I used to have a TV stand (actually, I still have it - just not being used) that had 3 shelved of tempered glass, held in only by clamps along the spine (TV mounted at the top of the spine). Even held just by the edges, those shelves were plenty strong enough to hold an XBox 360, my cable box/DVR - the old school Comcast ones that were HEAVY, surround receiver, and media player. Plus the cat climbing around on it at times. Tempered glass is very strong, especially when supported around all 4 edges like this is. I see no problem for that to hold a really large ultrawide display or a pair of smaller 16:9 displays, at least not from a weight standpoint. Is it wide enough to put a pair of say 27" displays on - probably not.
Duckeenie - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - linkThat thing is twice the size of your keyboard and takes full sized cards etc. What properties does it share with small form factor?
1_rick - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - linkIt's smallISH in two dimensions...
darkswordsman17 - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - linkThis one wouldn't work for me, I wouldn't want a PC case with fans in that position (it'd be too close to ear level) and it doesn't offer anything too meaningful to take up that much space on the desk. I initially thought it had an integrated slide out mechanical keyboard but then saw its just open space below the case on top of the desk.
Maybe if they'd integrated some adjustable arm VESA mount for a monitor, or some sit-stand type mechanism (or something where you could have it straddle you like those laptop trays while sitting on a couch or bed).
Or just make it the full desk like Lian Li did. Even better is make one where you can use any Ikea's desk legs with it. With an integrated power outlet (to plug in monitor, speakers, etc).