I've got a demo unit of the VeryPC Nano Sketch so thought I would post a quick review.
Technology has really moved on with these machines measuring just 20x13cm and can have a variety of CPU's and disk configurations.
Its basically a complete PC in a small package.
Performance and Reliability
I've got the i3 version on test and performance seems good for the processor and disk. We are using Intel SSD's in them so reliability is virtually guaranteed.
The box is packed with extra features including Front USB 3 ports, Wireless and an SD Card reader. I particularly liked the drivers being available on a supplied memory card and a simple 1 click install.
I've only tested with windows 7 but all the drivers and software worked perfectly.
One downside of the small size, is there is no VGA port. I had to use the supplied DVI to VGA converter but it worked fine. Normally I would use DVI but my testing monitor was only VGA.
Overall I love these new devices, I don't see any downside to the old style desktop PC's at all.
I'll be ordering a batch of these soon with the VESA mounts to attach to the back of monitors in our old ICT rooms. They are small, fast and look great.
Last edited by zag; 7th May 2014 at 03:35 PM.
Nice little summary of the box, however I have to ask: are Intel paying you to promote their SSDs in every post?
I do like the Samsung SSD's as well but I don't have the experience of running hundreds of them like the Intels
The Nano Sketch is nice and its great you can customize it how you want.
Last edited by zag; 7th May 2014 at 03:36 PM.
mac_shinobi (7th May 2014)
How are they for heat dissipation? there doesn't look like there are any visible vents.
Do they come without the memory card slot on the front? Wouldn't want card slots for student use.
Recent machine purchases have come with the 530 series.
You can get them for around 65 quid on insight I believe, for 120GB versions.
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The i3 processor probably helps that.
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Last edited by zag; 7th May 2014 at 04:02 PM.
Gaz (7th May 2014)
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