Summary: Lian Li has created an interesting product which tries to combine the best of two worlds. Being able to hold a standard optical drive and full size ATX power supply are the strong points of this chassis. This combination has proven successful with the PC-Q07 in the past and Lian Li has actively tried to improve on this product with the PC-Q11, while keeping the overall dimensions as compact as possible.
Pros: Holds full size optical drive, Can use a full size ATX power supply, Four storage drives instead of one when compared to the Q07, Easy installation of all the components - except the PSU, Front drive bay cover to keep the look of the chassis, USB 3.0 connectivity, Silent 140 mm fan, Dust filter on intake fan, Available in four colors (black, red, silver, white), Very compact for what it can hold, Very light - under 2.5 kg, Plenty of improvement over the PC-Q07, Inform...
Cons: Very compact interior, Hard to take out front intake fan for cleaning, Outdated power LED connector, Very little space between hard drive and side panel - bad for fragile SATA connectors, PSU bay a bit too tight, Power and HDD leds too bright, Still a price premium over the PC-Q07, but mostly due to the fact that the Q11 is new
Excerpt: I am a sucker for a well designed aluminum chassis and Lian Li have always been one of the pioneers in this sector. They recently updated their fantastic Q series of compact enclosures with the PC-Q11 . While these designs are based around the tiny ITX standard they allow for people to use a full sized ATX power supply and a standard size optical drive – an omission we disliked with the recent review of the Silverstone Sugo SG07 chassis .
Lian-Li PC-Q11, espectacular chasis en formato mini-ITX
13 July 2011
Conclusion: Lian-Li mantiene su nivel de excelencia con un producto espectacular , posiblemente el mejor que hemos probado en mini-ITX. Aunque su precio es más elevado que la media (unos 95 euros) consideramos que la inversión merece la pena, sobretodo teniendo en cuenta la calidad del producto y las posibilidades que ofrece.