Scan 3XS Nanu review
By Neil Bennett | Digital Arts | Published: 09:00, 27 September 2010
Many creatives don’t mind having large workstations under their desks. The vulgar display of power represents why you paid so much more than a business desktop. However, if you’re short on desk space or looking for a desktop for your home that you can both work and play on, check out Scan’s 3XS Nanu.
About the same size as a 50s toaster, the Nanu packs a lot into its small frame. The processor is modest – an Intel Core i3 550, which runs at 3.2GHz but has only two cores – and there’s 4GB of RAM: nothing you couldn’t get on a laptop. However, there’s a full-spec workstation class graphics card in AMD’s ATI FirePro V4800, which has 400 processors and a GB of RAM all of its own.
There’s also a TB of storage from a Western Digital hard drive with a 6Gbps SATA connection – another desktop-only feature.