A Closer Look at the S-presso Deluxe - Outside
On the outside, the S-presso Deluxe was designed to be eye-catching in a number of ways. The outer shell is dark blue and comes with a carry handle molded into the top. The appearance is slick and modern, although the entire shell is plastic, cheapening the feel somewhat. The front of the case sports the unit's touch sensitive panel that let's you access all of the InstantON features. The only buttons to be found are the Power and CD-ROM eject buttons. The remaining features are touch sensitive that sense when contact has been made, a very cool feature for sure, which we'll explorer further in our InstantON segment. When the system has booted into Windows, the on-screen display can be configured as a marquee, scrolling CPU and System temps and Fan speeds across the screen. Additionally, a temperature gauge is also present, when booted into Windows, reporting the temperature of the CPU in real-time.
The S-presso Deluxe comes equipped with a 7-in-1 card reader integrated into the front left of the unit. Additionally, the lower part of the panel provides access to a Microphone and Headphone port as well as 2 USB ports. This offers simple accessibility when looking to connect a Digi-cam, Video Camera, MP3 player or other device. When not in use, the Card Reader and aforementioned inputs are concealed by doors that blend nicely with the overall face of the unit, giving it a clean look.
The rear of the S-presso Deluxe sports an additional four USB 2.0 ports, Line-In, Line-Out, and Microphone ports along with Optical SPDIF outputs. The unit supports PS/2 mouse and keyboard connections and has a standard Parallel port and VGA output driven by the unit's integrated graphics.