The X-Jupiter arrived in a box that was strikingly similar to that of the Junior version, just bigger of course. One thing I noticed immediately was how light it felt when I lifted it inside. The shipping label said 30 pounds but I knew there was no way that could be true. Like the Jr., the X-Jupiter is available in four color choices: black, blue, silver and metallic gray with two side panel options: either solid or with a window, for a total of eight different configurations possible. The case is packed front panel facing up and is protected by a clear plastic bag and Styrofoam end caps. The Type G also includes a second sheet of plastic covering the side window to help protect it from scratches.
After taking it out of the box and removing the packing materials I set the X-Jupiter on a digital scale and wasn't surprised when it registered only 15.8 pounds. That's a few pounds less than the steel mid-tower Junior. Hah, 30 pound shipping weight my foot.
Continue as I take a closer look at the X-Jupiter.