Today I have for review one of their newer HTPC series of cases, the Grandia GD02. If you liked the style of the full-size GD01 but were just looking for something a bit smaller, the GD02 might be right up your alley. It's a micro-ATX size case, and like most HTPC enclosures, it is designed to blend right into the other devices in your entertainment center with a brushed aluminum finish on the front, available in either black or silver. Despite the smaller size, it is still able to accept a full size ATX power supply and 11"+ length video card. There are two different models, the alternate being the GD02MT with built-in 4.3" touchscreen on the front panel.
The GD02 arrived in a colorful retail box with pictures of both the silver and black color schemes on the sides. Upon opening the box I discovered that the case is packed in much the same way as many OEM computers ship, with two layers of soft foam padding surrounding a middle layer of cardboard that adds support and provides further protection in transit. I was also impressed to find a cloth drawstring bag used to cover the case, rather than the typical plastic throwaway one. Upscale indeed, I have only ever seen one other manufacturer do this.
Continue as I take a closer look at the Silverstone GD02.