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Prompt and courteous service and very …

Prompt and courteous service and very good follow up. (24th October 2017 via Trustpilot)
NanoQube Fanless
Discontinued
(9 customer ratings / 1 review)

Quiet PC NanoQube Fanless

- Replaced by the Quiet PC NanoQube Fanless

It's hard to describe just how small this PC is. If you want a fully-featured silent machine in a tiny box, this is the one to go for!

Good things come in small packages

Apart from the tiny UltraNUC, the NanoQube is the smallest PC we offer. Unlike the UltraNUC, the NanoQube uses a conventional fully-featured motherboard, albeit a Mini-ITX sized one. The machine can accommodate up to two 2.5 inch hard drives / SSDs, or a single (larger) 3.5 inch hard drive. And because we offer the latest power-frugal processors, it is cooled fanlessly. The power supply is fanless under normal conditions but as a safety mechanism it does have a quiet fan which operates if the temperature of the PC exceeds a safe threshold. Unlike the power supplies in many other small PCs, this one is fully integrated so there are no clumsy black "bricks" which you need to have lying around behind the PC. The benefits of fanless operation include no noise, no dust, no moving parts and no maintenance.

Top performance and silent operation

Because we use a fully-featured motherboard, the PC is very capable unit. It can be built with up to 16 gigabytes of memory and one of Intel's latest 4th Generation Core processors. Famous for their excellent performance/value balance, these 'Haswell Refresh' processors have a quad-core architecture and under heavy loading, will automatically "Turbo Boost" their clock speed by up to 12%. As well as Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, we also offer Ubuntu Linux as a low-cost pre-installed option, and like Windows, we would recommend a minimum memory specification of 4GB for this operating system to perform at its best.

Clean Build™ Promise

The price of many pre-built PCs these days is often supported by cash kickbacks from software companies who pay hardware manufacturers to pre-install limited or trial versions of their software and then hope that the customer pays to upgrade to the full version. The downside to this approach is that the new PC comes pre-loaded with a lot of "junkware" which bloats the operating system and can cause severe performance degradation.

Here at Quiet PC we believe that customers have every right to expect the best possible performance from a brand new PC, so every system we build comes with our Clean Build™ promise. We install the operating system (if you order one), motherboard drivers, OS updates and (for Windows 7 only) Microsoft Security Essentials / Windows Defender - that's it. You won't be pestered by pop-ups and nag screens and you can get on with using your new PC immediately without having to uninstall lots of junkware first. Your new machine will boot in super-quick time and will stay running quickly for many months and years to come.

Features

  1. Tiny Mini-ITX fully-featured, fully configurable PC
  2. Silent and fanless cooling design for no noise or dust build-up
  3. We build to your specification and deliver within 7 days
  4. Clean Build™ Promise and original OS+drivers supplied on DVDs
  5. Two year warranty with open-case policy
  6. Configurable with up to 16GB memory, Core i7 4970 CPU and two drives

Free hardware support and fully inclusive warranty

We offer free hardware technical support for as long as you own the machine. This support covers any hardware query or problem, including advice on maintenance and upgrades. We regret we can't offer software support or training so we would recommend contacting the software vendor in this instance. Support for Ubuntu can be obtained through online forums, or on a commercial basis from Canonical Ltd.

Our hardware warranty runs for two years and is "collect and return" meaning that you don't need to worry about getting the machine back to us - we will instruct our courier to collect it from you on a day of your choosing, then after we have checked and repaired it we will send it back to you by express courier at our expense. In addition, unlike many other PC suppliers, we have an "open-case" policy which means you are free to open the machine and perform your own minor modifications or upgrades without worrying that your warranty might be affected.


Available with optional side window to show off the beautiful internals (apple not included).

SpecificationsNanoQube Fanless
Machine nameQuiet PC NanoQube
Compatible Operating SystemsWindows 7 / Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu Linux
Chassis Material100% Aluminium
Power supplyInternal SFX
MotherboardGigabyte GA-H97N-WIFI LGA1150 Mini-ITX
GraphicsIntel HD 4600
Graphics ports1 x DVI, 2 x HDMI (up to 3 ports simultaneously)
Max resolution DVI1920 x 1200
Max resolution HDMI4096 x 2160 (HDMI 1.4a)
Maximum shared graphics memory1 GB
Maximum drives2
SATA RAID SupportRAID 0, RAID1
Wired LAN 1Intel 10/100/1000 Mbit Ethernet
Wired LAN 2Atheros 10/100/1000 Mbit Ethernet
Wireless LANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0, 3.0+HS, 2.1+EDR
USB 3.0/2.0 ports6 (2 side / 4 rear panel)
USB 2.0/1.1 ports2 (rear panel)
AudioHD 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel with Optical S/PDIF out, HDMI audio and 5 x jacks
Other rear ports1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
Available PCI Express x16 slotsNone
PC dimensions (H x W x D) mm275 x 162 x 197 mm
Clean Build™ promiseOS+updates, drivers and MS Security Essentials only
Recovery methodWindows installation and drivers DVDs supplied
Warranty typeCollect and return, open-case policy
Warranty24 months

Customer Reviews

Quite delightful

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It's extremely quiet, only the very faintest electric buzz can be heard when putting one's ear right next to the PSU.

A CPU stress test with my 45W TDP CPU did cause the PSU fan to turn on after a minute or two. The fan is very quiet though, initially I didn't even notice it. After stopping the stress test, the fan lowered its speed almost immediately and stopped altogether (as far as I could hear) after a few minutes.

Having configured it with an i5-4690T, 16 GB of RAM and an SSD, it feels very fast.

The motherboard has two HDMI outputs, each advertised to support 4K at 24Hz or 2560x1600 at 60Hz. Unfortunately there is no DisplayPort output, and the DVI port doesn't appear to support dual-link (apparently a limitation of the integrated GPU). This is something to be aware of if you happen to have monitors that need DisplayPort or dual-link DVI for their maximum resolution.

The machine is pleasantly small and lightweight.

Linux appears to work well, though I've only used it briefly so far.

The PSU gets quite hot under normal operation as there is no top vent in the case for the air to escape through. This makes me slightly concerned for the PSU's longevity, but I have no objective data to back my concern.

 

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