NCASE has announced it will no longer be producing the much-loved NCASE M1 Mini-ITX PC case after eight years on the market. This news means those that already ordered a case in the latest batch will get the last M1s off the production line for good.
Along with the M1, spare parts and accessories will no longer be produced leaving customers with what is left on the NCASE website and at distributers.
The NCASE M1 was one of the first mass-produced Mini-ITX cases on the market and has been a favourite of the Mini-ITX community for some time. Over its eight years span it has seen six major revisions improving the build quality, feature set, and design of the case.
What’s next for NCASE?
While the news of the M1 being discontinued is not great NCASE shared that it isn’t the end, suggesting it is working on another case behind closed doors. The exact reason for the move has not been made clear but the company share that it is a result of numerous factors, possibly including production shortages and shipping issues.
Due to various factors, we have decided not to order another batch of M1 at this time. This means the current M1 design, or M1 *Classic, is effectively end of life, and we will not have any more M1 Classic cases or parts available to order. It’s had a good eight year run, but evolving component requirements and shifts in the market have made it a less compelling option in recent times. We apologize to anyone who wasn’t able to order an M1 Classic before stock ran out. The decision not to reorder was a difficult choice.
As NCASE stated, it has a few products in development so we will likely see a new case in the new year. As the article posted on NCASE’s website calls the M1 and the M1 Classic we might see a new version of the M1, an M2. The company could also completely ditch the M line and go with something new.
We want to stress that this is not the end of NCASE, but an opportunity for something new. We do have new products in development, to that end, we are not ready to comment on current production or time estimates. The NCASE website and M1 product page will remain up for the time being for informational purposes.
Either way we are excited to see what NCASE produces in the future and will cover it on SFF GEEK for sure!
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