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HYTE Y70 Touch Review: Premium ATX Case with 4K Touchscreen

The Hyte Y70 Touch commands a substantial price tag, yet its 4K touchscreen panel alone justifies the expense. The spacious interior accommodates robust graphics cards and cooling systems, complemented by a sophisticated airflow design supporting up to 10 case fans.

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HYTE Y70 TOUCH: IN-DEPTH REVIEW

HYTE Y70 TOUCH: IN-DEPTH REVIEW

The Hyte Y70 Touch epitomizes a significant trend in PC building. In the past, PC cases were mere aluminum boxes, concealing the internal components. However, modern enthusiasts seek to showcase their builds, leading to the evolution of transparent side panels from plastic to tempered glass.

Yet, the Y70 goes beyond conventional aesthetics. It replaces a corner panel with a 4K interactive touchscreen, elevating it from a mere glass housing to a functional and captivating display. Witnessing colleagues captivated by the embedded video wallpaper, clock, and Twitch chat attests to its appeal.

Setting up the touchscreen, akin to a secondary Windows display, requires Hyte’s Nexus software. Despite its 1100x3840p resolution, it remains subpar without the software’s configuration. The software, facilitating widget embedding, system info display, and app shortcuts, transforms the Y70 into an intuitive, smartphone-like interface.

Connecting the case’s display to the graphics card demands a DisplayPort connection, necessitating multimonitor support. While the gimmicky nature of widgets and shortcuts may raise eyebrows, the program shortcuts prove invaluable, saving time amidst a cluttered desktop.

The Nexus software, crucial for touch display setup, also offers live backgrounds and customizable widget pages. Building a widget-rich front-corner panel enhances user experience, making it remarkably user-friendly.

In terms of hardware, the case lacks included fans but accommodates up to 10 chassis fans and two radiators. A dual-chamber design facilitates cooling and cable management, showcasing the vertically mounted GPU. Internal drive bays support hard drives or SATA SSDs, and the PSU bay allows easy cable management.

While praising the Y70’s features, the price, $359.99 / £349.99 (about AU$560), stands as a notable drawback. Compared to the Hyte Y60 or Lian-Li O11 Vision at $139, the touchscreen justifies the cost, yet budget-conscious buyers may seek alternatives.

HYTE Y70 TOUCH: PRICE & AVAILABILITY

HYTE Y70 TOUCH: PRICE & AVAILABILITY

  • Price: $359.99 / £349.99 (about AU$560)
  • Availability: Currently available in the US; UK and Australia launch in December

The Y70 Touch is priced at $359.99 in the US, with the UK and Australia releases slated for December at £349.99 and around AU$560, respectively. Despite an 80% increase over the Y60’s price, the touchscreen justifies the premium cost.

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HYTE Y70 TOUCH: TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Header Cell – Column 0Hyte Y70 Touch
TypeDual Chamber Mid-Tower ATX Case
Motherboard SupportITX, mATX, ATX, EATX
Dimensions18.5 x 12.6 x 18.5 ins
Max GPU Length16.6 ins
Max CPU Cooler Height7 ins
Volume70.7L
Internal Bays4 x 2.5-inch or 2 x 3.5-inch
Expansion Slots7 horizontal, 4 vertical
Front I/O2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 1 x USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone/audio jack
Weight (empty)29 lbs
Chassis FansNot included (10 120mm fan capacity)
Warranty3-year Limited

HYTE Y70 TOUCH: BUYING ADVICE

Report Card

  • Value: Not budget-friendly, but quality justifies the cost. (4.5 / 5)
  • Design: Aesthetically and functionally superior. (5 / 5)
  • Performance: Hyte Nexus software adapts with superb airflow. (4.5 / 5)
  • Overall: Capacious, feature-rich, and the best PC case experienced. (4.5 / 5)

Consider Buying If:

  • You desire a captivating showpiece.
  • Access to various functions and apps at your fingertips is appealing.

Avoid If:

  • On a tight budget; consider Hyte Y60 for a more affordable option.
  • Limited desk space; opt for a case with a smaller footprint.

HYTE Y70 TOUCH: ALTERNATIVES

Header Cell – Column 0Hyte Y70 TouchHyte Y60Lian-Li O11 Vision
Price$359.99 / £349.99 (about AU$560)$199.99 / £209.99 (about AU$299)$139 (about £115, AU$220)
TypeDual Chamber Mid-Tower ATX CaseDual Chamber Mid-Tower ATX CaseDual Chamber Mid-Tower ATX Case
Motherboard SupportITX, mATX, ATX, EATXITX, mATX, ATX, EATXE-ATX (Under 280mm), ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
Dimensions18.5 x 12.6 x 18.5 ins470 x 320 x 470mm18 x 11.2 x 18.2 inches
Max GPU Length16.6 inches422mm14.76 inches
Max CPU Cooler Height7 ins180mm6.3 inches
Volume70.7L60LN/A
Internal Bays4 x 2.5-inch or 2 x 3.5-inch4 x 2.5-inch or 2 x 3.5-inch3 x 2.5-inch, 2 x 3.5-inch
Expansion Slots7 horizontal, 4 vertical7 horizontal, 3 vertical6 horizontal, 1 vertical
Front I/O2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 3.5mm headphone/audio jack2 x USB 3.0 Type-A, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 3.5mm headphone/audio jack2 x USB 3.0, 1 x 3.5mm combo
Weight (empty)29 pounds13.5kg21.2 pounds
Chassis FansNot included (10 120mm fan capacity)3 x 120mm (8 120mm fan capacity)Not included (8 120mm fan capacity)
Warranty3-year Limited3-year Limited1-year Limited

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