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Last updated: 2/10/2000

The A-Top AT900-ATG is a good-quality, mid-tower computer case.  I call it a mid-tower because it isn't as tall as a full-tower like the AOpen HX08 full-tower.  It is, however, taller and has more drive bays than the AOpen HX45A mid-tower case.

PLASTIC.  The AT900 has an attractive front panel.  The picture to the right does not do it justice.  In particular, the lower part of the front looks much better than the picture.

The front panel is fastened to the chassis with claw-like springs  which snap into holes on the front of the metal chassis.  It can be pulled off the case by grabbing it at the air vent slot between the panel and the chassis under the bottom.  (This is great for quick disassembly, but not so good in some situations where a customer has forgotten about the feature. The Enlight cases I've seen are/were similar except the sides are not further secured with screws (truly screwless) like this one.  I stopped selling Enlight cases when my dentist grabbed his computer at the bottom of the front to remove it from his car to bring into my shop on a cold Winter day.  It came completely apart and fell into the snow on the parking lot).

Gone are the useless turbo LED and switch and the keylock--good riddance!  The plastic lenses for the HDD, POWER, and RESET LEDs are in a good location under the 3 1/2" drive bays.  The power switch plunger is to the right of the bays.  The LEDs are mounted on the front metal chassis and won't be pulled loose and wires will not be broken when the plastic front panel is removed.  The 1" square indentation for the manufacture's label is in a good location about a third of the way up on the front panel from the bottom.  The plastic is fairly solid stuff.

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