Define S arrives in an eco-friendly box which can be discarded/recycled. The design shows an illustration of the case on the front and lists the technical specifications on the side and Fractal Design has placed a schematic diagram on the reverse showing some of the key features.
Inside, the case is covered in a clear plastic sheet and held in place with two polystyrene blocks for extra protection during transit.
Define S is available in two versions – windowed and non-windowed; as you can tell, ours is the windowed version which utilises a large piece of Perspex on the prominent side panel so that users can show off their hardware.
Over on the reverse there are no significant features – just a solid side panel. Fractal Design has lined in the inside of this panel with a thick material to reinforce the sound damping capabilities. Another thing to notice is the long sections of ventilation towards the front of each side which spans the entire height of the case – the front panel is closed off, so this feature is essential for airflow.
Overall, this design is very similar to that of previous Define cases and we like it. The minimalist elegance is a particular forte of Fractal Design and this styling has strengthened the brand as a household name in this arena.