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Scan Computers announces Steam Machine powered by SteamOS

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Bolton, United Kingdom, Jan 7, 2014 Scan Computers is proud to announce that it will soon launch the UK's first official Steam Machine, powered by SteamOS.

The Scan 3XS Steam NC10 is a custom design developed by Scan Computers in conjunction with NVIDIA to provide gamers with the smallest possible PC for their living room. Utilising special components the NC10 is less than a quarter the height of other Small Form Factor PCs making it an ideal fit under your TV on a shelf next to an amplifier, Freeview box or other AV devices.

The Scan 3XS Steam NC10 measures just 202 x 369 x 45mm, giving it a volume of just 3 litres. In comparison, most mini-ITX cube cases have a volume of at least 15 litres - five times larger than the NC10.

As standard it includes a powerful 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M graphics card, Intel Core i3 4000M CPU, 8GB of Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz and a 500GB Western Digital hard disk. However, as with all Scan 3XS systems, the Steam NC10 will be fully customizable with different CPUs, RAM and storage devices using our online configurator.

"The buzz generated in the market about the anticipated impact of the new innovations in hardware design to run Steam OS is massive. SteamOS is bridging the gap between true PC gaming and the console. Allowing hardware variations and price points to a new gaming OS for front room gaming is nothing but slick! We're proud to a hardware launch partner" said Elan Raja III, Director Scan Computers.

The Scan 3XS Steam NC10 will launch in the second half of 2014 alongside the full version of Steam OS and the official Steam Controller. The estimated end-user price is £699 inc VAT.

Steam OS is the exciting new open-platform operating system developed by Valve Corporation, specially designed to give gamers the ultimate living room experience. It incorporates both a TV- friendly interface to the Steam gaming store and social media platform along with your favourite music, TV and movies.

About Scan Computers

Scan Computers International Ltd (Scan) was founded in 1987 and is a family run business employing over 150 members of staff at its main office in Bolton. Scan has, over the years, built a solid reputation for being a quality and innovative supplier to the retail and etail markets. Scan builds and supplies high-performance systems, PC hardware and software, and consumer electronics through the retail and etail markets. Scan has won more than 1,600 awards for its customer service and products, including 'Specialist Retailer of the Year 2012' as voted by the readers of PC Retail magazine, while the readers of Custom PC and bit-tech.net voted Scan as the 'Best PC Manufacturer 2013' and 'Highly Commended Retailer 2013'.

About NVIDIA

Since 1993, NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) has pioneered the art and science of visual computing. The company's technologies are transforming a world of displays into a world of interactive discovery - for everyone from gamers to scientists, and consumers to enterprise customers. 

About Valve Corporation

Valve is an entertainment software and technology company founded in 1996. In addition to creating several of the world's most award-winning games, Valve is also a developer of leading-edge technologies including the Source® game engine and Steam®, the premier online gaming platform.