Soltek QBiC is a flashy system, quite literally. The front of the PC
is a top-to-bottom mirror concealing all the drive bays and media ports.
The rest of the case is a nice metallic grey. The QBiC is a little larger than some of
the other SFF systems PCstats has looked at, standing in at 21x22x32.5cm in size. This extra space is
used well though. The QBiC is the only SFF PC on the market that I know of that
allows for two
5.25" optical drives! That makes the Soltek EQ340IM QBiC a pretty versatile
The QBiC's two 5.25" drive bays are at the top of the case, and hide away
whatever CDROM or DVDROMs may be installed under flaps made from the
same mirrored plastic. The flaps fold down to reveal the drive bay with
the press of a button, giving the QBiC a very clean look.
two 5.25" bays is another for 3.5" devices, hidden
away behind a reflective plastic cover in the same manner as above. To
get access to the 3.5" device, users need only press the cover in to release the
lock, and the flap will fold down. The front panel ports are hidden away in the very same
manner at the bottom of the case. The ports include an SPDIF optical
out, headphone/mic jacks, two USB ports and an IEEE 1394 port so you
can easily connect up your multimedia devices.
dead center on the front of the Soltek QBiC are its power
and reset buttons. The power button is large and unmistakable, and back lit with an LED. Round back,
the rear I/O ports are well labelled, so I'm sure even a novice wouldn't have a problem
hooking up the cables correctly.