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The TUXEDO Nano Pro is a powerhouse in a tiny box

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Looking for something small yet mighty? The TUXEDO Nano Pro was just announced and not only is it tiny, it seems like it will pack quite the performance punch with AMD Ryzen.

Officially labelled as the "TUXEDO Nano Pro: The Nano Pro - Gen11", they say it's "the perfect digital signage solution for digital media content in advertising and information systems as well as a home media station for the living room or an ultra mobile home or work PC". Smaller than a shoebox, diagonally about the size of a standard pen - it really is quite small (110 x 118 x 48 mm).

The base configuration with the AMD Ryzen 3 4300U and AMD Radeon graphics chip starts at an entry-level price of €640 EUR and includes 1x8 GB 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM, a 250 GB Samsung 860 EVO SSD, Wi-Fi 6 AX200 as well as TUXEDO_OS 20.04 LTS pre-installed.

You can customize it with better processors like the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U and AMD Ryzen 7 4800U, up to 64GB RAM, a 2TB M.2 SSD, a secondary SATAIII drive up to 4TB and a choice of different Linux distributions. Some of which are easily upgradable too with RAM and storage easily accessible with the removable base plate.

A pretty reasonable number of ports too including HDMI 2.0a and DisplayPort 1.2a, two USB-C 3.2 Gen2 ports with DisplayPort 1.2a, two Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports (1x 1 Gb, 1x 2.5 Gb) as well as 3x USB-A (1x USB 3.2 Gen2, 2x USB 2.0).

If I wanted to hook something up to my TV that wasn't a Raspberry Pi, I would definitely be looking at something like this.

Check it out on the TUXEDO website.

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Mohandevir 4 Nov, 2021
This kind of box could be really interresting to me, but not at this price tag and I will wait for the Ryzen 6000 series APU/CPU release and benchmarks. With the DDR5 speed bump, it seems it's going to be a great upgrade over the 5000 series, so I read.

Edit: Didn't take notice of the price tag, since it's in EUR; not going to buy one.


Last edited by Mohandevir on 4 November 2021 at 5:58 pm UTC
twinsonian 4 Nov, 2021
Going up to 16gb of memory increases the base price to 690. (EUR)

If you also want the 500gb storage, base price is 720. (EUR) (about 833 US dollars)

I would have serious buyers remorse if I purchased this over a steam deck. With the deck I get true use portability along with docking to become a standalone machine.

Where I work we deploy Lenovo mini towers which admittedly aren't as cool as this because they aren't really upgradeable. The thing is these small form factor machines are pretty cool for their size but they fall in a weird middle ground area of cons. The first con being you cant upgrade the power supply and add in a video card so it doesn't make sense for a true gaming machine. On the other end, for the cost -- you could just build a standard tower for much cheaper though isn't portable... Also with the standard build tower you can get a entry level to decent spec power supply and video card set up for less cost. My most recent build was around 670 US dollars.

If you need portability you most likely don't need it to be a gaming system. So there are many cheaper options out there to accomplish this.

That doesn't mean this doesn't have pros -- for myself I don't see a need for this use case. It is great to see Tuxedo coming out with this though. Ill look forward to checking out some reviews on it either way. You never know!


Last edited by twinsonian on 4 November 2021 at 2:14 pm UTC
Mohandevir 4 Nov, 2021
Quoting: twinsonianGoing up to 16gb of memory increases the base price to 690. (EUR)

If you also want the 500gb storage, base price is 720. (EUR) (about 833 US dollars)

I would have serious buyers remorse if I purchased this over a steam deck. With the deck I get true use portability along with docking to become a standalone machine.

Where I work we deploy Lenovo mini towers which admittedly aren't as cool as this because they aren't really upgradeable. The thing is these small form factor machines are pretty cool for their size but they fall in a weird middle ground area of cons. The first con being you cant upgrade the power supply and add in a video card so it doesn't make sense for a true gaming machine. On the other end, for the cost -- you could just build a standard tower for much cheaper though isn't portable... Also with the standard build tower you can get a entry level to decent spec power supply and video card set up for less cost. My most recent build was around 670 US dollars.

If you need portability you most likely don't need it to be a gaming system. So there are many cheaper options out there to accomplish this.

That doesn't mean this doesn't have pros -- for myself I don't see a need for this use case. It is great to see Tuxedo coming out with this though. Ill look forward to checking out some reviews on it either way. You never know!

It would be nice if the next step in Valve's hardware offering was a dedicated next gen AMD console like PS5 or Xbox Series X (performance and hardware wise). Who knows, if the Steam Deck is a success? Not keeping my hopes too high though.
BielFPs 4 Nov, 2021
Quoting: MohandevirIt would be nice if the next step in Valve's hardware offering was a dedicated next gen AMD console like PS5 or Xbox Series X (performance and hardware wise). Who knows, if the Steam Deck is a success? Not keeping my hopes too high though.
Steam Machines 2?
Mohandevir 4 Nov, 2021
Quoting: BielFPs
Quoting: MohandevirIt would be nice if the next step in Valve's hardware offering was a dedicated next gen AMD console like PS5 or Xbox Series X (performance and hardware wise). Who knows, if the Steam Deck is a success? Not keeping my hopes too high though.
Steam Machines 2?

Yeah, but built by Valve with the same agressive pricing that fueled the Steam Deck. Not the overpriced and underpowered offering of the original batch. If the Steam Deck is successful (we got indicators that it could be), it would create a context really different to what was in 2015... So, who knows?

Edit: But since the initial failure of the Steam Machines, I wouldn't use that name again. Steam Box maybe?


Last edited by Mohandevir on 4 November 2021 at 3:39 pm UTC
BielFPs 4 Nov, 2021
Quoting: MohandevirYeah, but built by Valve with the same agressive pricing that fueled the Steam Deck. Not the overpriced and underpowered offering of the original batch. If the Steam Deck is successful (we got indicators that it could be), it would create a context really different to what was in 2015... So, who knows?

Edit: But since the initial failure of the Steam Machines, I wouldn't use that name again. Steam Box maybe?
They mostly will considering a possible success scenario of deck, and they have way more chances of being successful this time due to the improvement of Linux gaming scenario compared back to 2014.

What I also expect is to see some competitors like Epic or EA also attempting to join this market (maybe partnered with Nvidia or Intel), or Google doing something similar with Android and ARM.
ageres 4 Nov, 2021
A picture of an electronic device on fire is an interesting method of advertising...
Purple Library Guy 4 Nov, 2021
Quotethe perfect digital signage solution for digital media content in advertising and information systems
The perfect what now?
mirv 4 Nov, 2021
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Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quotethe perfect digital signage solution for digital media content in advertising and information systems
The perfect what now?

These sorts of things run advertising displays, kiosks, etc. They are used for that kind of business purpose.

I'm curious about the airflow through it, and what kind of noise any coolong system might make. The #1 reason I use an RPi for multimedia is that it's silent. The #2 reason is very low power draw (important given how things are currently going, pun intended).
Solarwing 4 Nov, 2021
I laugh at this offer.This is just a waste of money.I can use my money to Martixmachine which is very popular in Mars and it uses martix, a linux-based OS.Can you believe it?Soon you will see when the clock strikes midnight and all the earthlings will see flying saucers in the sky.It will be a beginning for beatiful friendship end it will be the end for the Microsoft's tyranny. So the mankind embraces the freedom of Linux! Well all this could happen but only in dreams ofc. But seriously speaking this is very intresting machine but I still prefer Steam Deck over this. Besides I look for upgrades for my pc first before I buy new one. But I hope success for TUXEDO.
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