3XS Awards & Reviews

3XS Awards & Reviews
View System > Hexus
2016 September

Hexus

" Bragging rights aplenty. The Scan 3XS X99 Carbon Fluid Extreme SLI is without a doubt the fastest PC we've ever tested."

View System > PC Gamer
2016 August

PC Gamer

3XS Z170 Vengeance - "SCAN 3XS Z170 Vengeance recieves 90% - Scan sent us one of their lovely 3XS Vengeance PCs, featuring NVIDIA's mighty GTX 1080."

View System > Custom PC
2016 August

Custom PC

3XS Z170 Nanu Vengeance Fluid - "There’s an incredible amount of gaming performance inside this small system." - CPC

View System > Custom PC
2016 July

Computer Shopper

3XS Z170 Vengeance 1080 - "The Z170 Vengeance 1080 is a quality PC where it counts; slick performance at high resolutions. "

View System > Custom PC
2016 July

PC PRO

3XS Z170 Vengeance 1080 - "The bottom line is that Scan has produced an awesomely powerful gaming PC with excellent levels of support. "

View System > Custom PC
2016 July

Custom PC

3XS X99 Carbon Fluid GL SLI - "The entire machine looks stunning - the white tubes look fantastic, and the matt black fittings contrast well." - CPC

View System > HEXUS.net Recommended
2016 June

HEXUS.net Recommended

"Scan's 3XS Z170 Vengeance Q is a fine choice and a prime candidate for VR gaming."

View System > Custom PC
2016 June

PC PRO

The 3XS GW-HT20 - "If you're looking for a content creation workstation that won't stutter with any task the GW-HT20 should be on a shortlist of one"

View System > Custom PC
2016 June

Custom PC

3XS Z170 Vengeance 1080 GL - "Blistering speed from Nvidia’s new GPU, and a PC that’s good-looking, well built and carefully balanced" - CPC

View System > Custom PC
2016 April

Custom PC

"Ample power for VR and 4K" - CPC

View System > Custom PC
2016 April

Custom PC

"This size enables you to get a big 15.6in screen, plenty of power and even some upgrade potential." - CPC

View System > Custom PC
2016 February

Custom PC

"Despite it's low-noise design, the Vengeance Q produced great frame rates in all our test games, When it's idle, the Scan might as well be a passively cooled PC" - CPC

3D World
2015 December

3D World

"The Quadro M4000 gives the Scan 3XS GW-HT10 huge modelling potential - this is an exceptionally capable workstation for the money."

View System > Custom PC
2015 November

Custom PC

"Incredible gaming speed and a slick no-nonsense build make this a tempting alternative to flashier Dream PCs, The numbers involved are staggering" - CPC

View System > DEVELOP 3D
2015 September

Develop 3D

"This is another impressive, well-built workstation from Scan, which is ideal for CAD users who do occasional rendering, simulation or CAM."

View System > Custom PC
2015 August

Custom PC

"With fast performance in all the key areas, great build quality, low noise levels and decent warranty coverage, the Scan 3XS Z170 Vengeance is a great gaming PC for this price league"

View System > Expert Reviews Best Buy
2015 August

SCAN 3XS Performance GTK6 Best Buy award

"One of the best PCs you can get for the money"

View System > HEXUS.net Recommended
2015 August

SCAN 3XS Barrcuda Dream PC Winner

"its extensive customisation and paint job look fantastic, it has a solid hardware configuration and it offers decent value for money too "

View System > HEXUS.net Recommended
2015 August

HEXUS.net Recommended

"Scan's 3XS Vengeance is an immediate showcase of what Skylake can do. "

View System > Custom PC
2015 July

NVC Dignitas review

"Convinced me that the next time I upgrade I’ll buy a system from Scan 3XS."

View System > Custom PC
2015 June

Custom PC

"Rapid speed from every component and a slick design, make the 3XS X99 Carbon Ti a superb gaming machine."

View System > HEXUS.net Recommended
2015 June

HEXUS.net Recommended

"Scan's 3XS Nanu Carbon is a good example of what a modern high-end PC can be. "

View System > Expert Reviews
2015 May

3D Total

"The Scan 3XS GW-HTX35 is a monster of a system, with dominating performance in every respect."

View Laptop > Expert Reviews
2015 May

Expert Reviews

"thinner, lighter and better made than its predecessors while maintaining a classy, understated design for gamers and power users who don't want to show off."

View System > PC PRO
2015 March

PC PRO

"its 3D-modelling abillities are unquestionable and photo-and video-editing performance is strong too"

3D World
2015 February

Computer Shopper

Computer Shopper gives the LG156 a Recommended award and a score of 5/5 "Scan's 3XS Graphite LG156 remains one of our favourite desktop-replacement laptops"

3D World
2015 February

3D World

"Scan's 3XS GW-HT15 offers top-end modelling plus excellent rendering for a single-socket workstation."

View system > Digital Arts
2014 December

Digital Arts

Digital Arts gives the 3XS GW-HT20 workstation its coveted Editor’s Choice award.

Custom PC
2014 November

Custom PC

Custom PC awards SCAN 3XS systems with "Best PC Manufacturer" 2014

View System > Custom PC
2014 November

Custom PC

"superb build quality, great hardware and loads of gaming power"

See the system > DEVELOP 3D
2014 October

Develop 3D

"It will come as little surprise that the 3XS GW-HT10 excels in terms of performance"

Read review > HEXUS.net Recommended
2014 October

HEXUS.net Recommended

"Scan has used the recent introduction of the GeForce GTX 970 as a springboard to launch a powerful gaming rig that's suited to connoisseurs of quiet computing."

View System > PC PRO
2014 September

Custom PC

"If you're looking for a high-end PC that's good for 4K gaming and multi-threaded workloads, the Scan system will be perfect"

Read Review > PC PRO
2014 September

PC PRO

"The 3XS GW-HT20 stakes a claim as the most powerful graphics workstation we've ever seen"

Read Review > HEXUS Performance
2014 September

HEXUS Performance

"Scan 3XS X99 is 'the fastest Micro-ATX PC we've seen' and 'most importantly, a system that tears through CPU benchmarks"

View System > PC PRO
2014 August

Custom PC

"The Scan machine is quieter and its processor stayed ahead of the competition even without aditional overclocking"

Read review > PC PRO
2014 July

PC PRO

"Scan serves up a whisper-quiet PC powerhouse, purpose-built to slice through 4K video production"

Read review > PC Advisor
2014 June

PC Advisor

"The 3XS Graphite is a good choice if you need a solid gaming laptop on a mid-range budget"

Read review > DEVELOP 3D
2014 June

Expert Reviews

"A great price, fantastic processor and graphics performance, it's one of the best gaming laptops you can buy for under £1,000"

Read review > DEVELOP 3D
2014 May

3D Artist

"The combination of high clock speed and multiple CPUs tears through all rendering software with ease"

Read review > DEVELOP 3D
2014 March

Develop 3D

"The Scan 3XS MGW-10 offers solid performance, good expandability and great value for money"

Read review > HEXUS.net Recommended
2014 March

HEXUS.net Recommended

"In many ways, the Scan 3XS Z87 Hadron Hydro is the epitome of a high-end, modern-day gaming PC."

Read review > Expert Reviews Ultimate
2014 February

Expert Reviews

"It wipes the floor with the most graphically challenging modern games and is powerful enough to keep you at the cutting edge of gaming for years to come."

Read review > Expert Reviews 5 Star
2014 January

Expert Reviews

"With its powerful hardware and large hard disk, this is a great-value mini PC that gets everything right"

Read review > Premium Grade Custom PC Approved
2013 November

PC Format - 4 Star

Scan 3XS Z87 Cyclone SLI - "A beautifully built, blazingly fast rig for the early 4K adopters willing to get their hands dirty"

Read review > Premium Grade Custom PC Approved
2013 October

Premium Grade Custom PC

"The fastest pre-built gaming PC we’ve seen, the insides look clean, racy and lust-worthy – everything you want from a PC"

Read review > T3 4 Star
2013 October

T3 4 Star

"Great spec for the cash, key extras can be added cheap"

Read review > PC Advisor 4 Star
2013 August

PC Advisor

"The LG155 provides the sort of gaming performance that we've previously only seen from laptops costing well over £1000"

Expert Reviews 4 Star
2013 July

Expert Reviews

"A very powerful gaming laptop, at just over £1,100, the Scan 3XS Graphite LG15 is one of the cheaper gaming laptops around."

Expert Reviews 5 Star
2013 June

Expert Reviews

"If you want a powerful touchscreen all-in-one PC, the Scan 3XS Mirage AIO245 is a good buy"

Premium Grade Custom PC Approved
2013 June

Premium Grade Custom PC

"The Z87 Nanu GTX is small, good-looking and fast. It's fast in all applications, the overclocked GTX770 will tackle every game and presented in a well-rounded package"

AV Forums
2013 May

AV Forums

"Everything screams high end with this system, fully justifying the £2,088 price tag. By a good distance this is the most powerful PC we have ever reviewed at AVForums"

Custom PC
2013 April

Custom PC Extreme Ultra

"The 3XS Z77 Node Titan is a tiny powerhouse that defies the odds"

HEXUS Performance
2013 March

HEXUS.net Performance

"The most striking small-form-factor systems we've ever seen, this little box of tricks delivers a level of performance that rarely fails to impress"

3D Artist
2013 March

3D Artist

"The GW-HT15 delivers high performance with a guaranteed overclock, is exceptionally well put together and offers great value for money"

Develop 3D
2013 March

Develop 3D

"Even with a few tweaks here and there, it’s possible to keep it under that all-important £1,000 threshold. Impressive stuff from Scan"

IT Pro Portal
2013 February

IT Pro Portal - Best Buy

"The Scan 3XS-MGW-10 is an extremely powerful notebook. But what is really incredible about this notebook is the price"

HEXUS.net
2013 February

HEXUS.net Performance

"The 3XS Graphite LG10 Laptop delivers blockbuster performance in today's latest games"

Custom PC
2013 January

Custom PC Approved

"The end result is a sensibly styled performance powerhouse that's more than a match for even demanding games and applications"

Last Resort
2013 January

The Last Resort

"Price is good value for money with impressive build quality"

PC Advisor
2012 November

PC Advisor

"Excellent performance, high build quality and immersive gameplay that's hard to match"

Digital World
2012 November

Digital World

"We have to highly recommend it as a great, and fairly cheap way of getting a great gaming PC. Good job Scan"

PC Format
2012 October

PC Format

"You can't argue with the ways its put together or the level of service"

Sound on Sound
2012 October

Sound on Sound

"If you need more processing power than you can get from a quad-core machine this Scan PowerDaw should be on your shortlist"

Custom PC Approved
2012 October

Custom PC Approved

"Despite its diminutive size, the 3XS Graphite LG5 could easily replace your desktop PC for gaming"

HEXUS.net
2012 October

HEXUS.net Performance

"The 3XS Graphite LG5 packs a serious punch for such a little machine"

PCPRO Recommended
2012 October

PCPRO Recommended

"An excellent build and strong performance make for a system that's better value for money than its rivals"

AV Forums
2012 August

AV Forums

"With top end components, professionally built and superb gaming performance you get a system that should keep you happy for a long time to come"

HEXUS
2012 August

HEXUS Recommended

"The Z77 Performance Q10 is the quietest 3XS system we've ever tested"

3D World
2012 July

3D World

"This is a mammoth workstation chassis, with a mammoth specification to go with it"

PCPRO Recommended
2012 July

PCPRO Recommended

"A fine all-round PC with a stylish case"

Stuff 4 Star
2012 June

Stuff 4 Star

"If you're after a PC that both looks and performs like the fastest computer in the world, then this is it. You can't physically buy better"

HEXUS Wishlist
2012 June

HEXUS Wishlist

"Put simply, you're unlikely to find a faster gaming machine anytime soon"

Custom PC Approved
2012 May

Custom PC Approved

"Good value for money; quiet; excellent choice of components; fast"

Overclock3D Gold
2012 March

Overclock3D Gold

"What a system it is too. The whole thing just screams quality"

HEXUS.net Performance
2012 March

HEXUS.net Performance

"It's hard to knock the 3XS Performance GTX - the overclock, the build and the service are all good reasons to invest"

Develop 3D
2012 February

AV Forums

"For your money, you get a system that will cope with the latest PC games at high settings and Blu-ray playback without any stuttering"

Develop 3D
2012 February

Develop 3D

"Scan's 3XS Core i7 Hex Core workstation offers a good balance. Excellent performance for CAD"

3D World Review
2012 January

3D World

"Scan's 3XS Core i7 Hex Core system showcases Intel's latest processor well, with incredible rendering and modelling performance for the money"

AEC Magazine
2012 January

AEC Magazine

"The real draw of Scan’s system is the price. For just over £2,300 you get a powerful workstation which can also improve productivity by helping enhance workflow"

Vortez Gold
2012 January

Vortez Gold

"This system oozes quality and performance"

3D Artist
2011 December

3D Artist

"If an accredited workstation is vital for you. Scan's 3XS Xeon Sandybridge is a steal. 9/10"

HEXUS.net Performance
2011 October

HEXUS.net Performance

"Fastest PC we've ever tested from a CPU perspective, A solid machine in every area"

HEXUS.net Performance
2011 September

HEXUS.net Performance

"Scan's 3XS Cyclone SLI is one of the best-looking and best-performing gaming rigs that £3,000 can buy"

PC PRO Labs Winner
2011 October

PC PRO Labs Winner

"Superb in every respect, from performance to peripherals: a worthy ultimate PC"

3D Artist
2011 May

3D Artist

"With a frequency enhanced Intel Core i7 2600K and a full compliment, this is a great value entry-level workstation"

3D Professor
2011 March

3D Professor

"Scan's SR-2 has to be one of the cleanest built systems we have looked at over the years"

3D Artist
2011 February

3D Artist

"Overall, the Scan 3XS iCore 7 provides the kind of features and performance you would expect in a much more expensive system"

Develop 3D
2011 February

Develop 3D

"An impressive machine offering exceptional performance at an entry-level price"

Hexus Recommended
2011 February

HEXUS.net Recommended

"It's hard not to be impressed by tasty cutting-edge technology that's sweetened by significant boosts in speed made by the manufacturer."

PC Format
2011 February

PC Format

"As the first machine of what's effectively a new generation, it was always going to blow the previous rigs we've seen out of the water, but even so we can't help but be impressed..."

Techradar
2011 January

Techradar

"The performance of this rig is nothing short of phenomenal. The pairing of a Sandy Bridge CPU and Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 makes it something to reckon with..."

HEXUS.net Performance
2010 November

HEXUS.net Performance

"Stupendous gaming performance, relatively quiet for a truly high-end rig"

MusicTech
2010 November

Music Tech

"A solid audio laptop that has it where it counts - in the performance department"

3D Artist
2010 November

3D Artist

"Don't be deceived by the Nanu's diminutive proportions; it has the aspirations of a much bigger workstation"

DJ MAG
2010 October

DJ MAJ

"The Scan 3XS RP55 Audio Workstation - rocks the house as well as the clubs"

Sound on Sound
2010 October

Sound on Sound

"Scan's new laptop is as powerful as many desktop computers"

3D World Review
2010 October

3D World

"Scan's handsome 3XS Modelling Workstation is an independent producer's dream combination of speed and value"

PC Pro Recommended
2010 August

PC Pro Recommended

"A fast, affordable and wonderfully tidy PC with fine attention to detail"

Bit-tech
2010 August

Bit-tech

"Scan has increased the value for money of this bundle even further by overclocking the CPUs from 2.66GHz to 3.8GHz"

PC Format
2010 August

PC Format

"The Cyclone edges out the Viper thanks to the overclocked GTX 480 and i7 920 combo"

Techradar
2010 June

Techradar

"The Cyclone is cheaper than the Overclockers rig by well over £100 and just as lightening fast"

HEXUS.net Innovation
2010 June

HEXUS.net Innovation

"The end result is a fast system that has no real performance-related weaknesses"

MusicTech - Choice
2010 June

MusicTech - Choice

"The speed is phenomenal: installing software, duplicating large files, start-up and other disk-intensive operations simply fly"

HEXUS.net Performance
2010 May

HEXUS.net Performance

"Silky-smooth performance in all tests, extreme gaming potential"

PC Format/techradar
2010 May

PC Format/techradar

"Decent price, well specced and future proofed"

Custom PC Approved
2010 May

Custom PC Approved

"Scan has built an excellent little PC with its i3 OC - its like looking at Franco Columbu in PC form"

PC Format/techradar
2009 December

PC Format/techradar

"The components are well chosen, the overclock's stable and thoroughly tested and the insides are tidy. Good value, top performance and an impressive OC"

Computer Music Performance Award
2009 November

Computer Music Performance Award

"This is a highly impressive system that takes the crown as the most flat-out powerful we've ever used "

Custom PC - Dream PC Award
2009

Custom PC - Dream PC Award

"The Scan Jellyfish - the first PC with a real Monsta in the attic"

Computer Music Performance Award
2009 July

Computer Music Performance Award

"As well as using the 3XS Power DAW as a real-world music making workstation for several weeks, it handled everything we threw at it..."

Premium Grade Custom PC Approved
2009 May

Premium Grade Custom PC

"The SCAN 3XS 5200 OC offers superior GeForce 3D Vision gaming performance, at a superior price!"

MusicTech - Choice
2009 April

MusicTech - Choice

"...A very powerful PC with everything you need to deal with the increasingly high demands of pro audio production."

Computer Shopper Ultimate
2009 January

Computer Shopper Ultimate

"...Scan's 3XS machines have a reputation for excellent performance and meticulous attention to detail."

Develop 3D
2009 January

Develop 3D

"...exceptional performance in multi-threaded applications but doesn't break the bank due to overclocked CPU."

Sound on Sound
2009 January

Sound on Sound

"...the fastest PC reviewed in SOS to date."

Hexus.net Gaming Recommended
2008 December

Hexus.net Gaming Recommended

"a well-built machine that delivers bleeding-edge performance in almost all of our benchmarks without charging an excessively - high premium for the privilege."

PC PRO Labs Winner
2008 December

PC PRO Labs Winner

"Core-i7 driven power, mind-blowing 3D performance, ...one of the most thoughtful and well-conceived builds we've ever seen. It's for these reasons that it's our top-rated ultimate PC"

Premium Grade Custom PC Approved
2008 November

Premium Grade Custom PC

"3XS X58 Core i7 doesn't cost much more than any other high-performance PC and is so much faster, you'd do well to place an order as quickly as possible."

Custon PC - Dream PC Award
2008

Custom PC - Dream PC Awarded to the Scan 3XS Great White

"Scan proves that Steven Spielberg chose the right fish to star in Jaws"

Develop 3D
2008 September

Develop 3D

"Outstanding machine for mid-range CAD, delivering excellent CPU performance for well under a grand."

Develop 3D
2008 June

Develop 3D

"high-end CAD workstation with capacity for CAE and unrivalled build quality..."

Trusted Reviews.com Recommended Award
2008 May

Trusted Reviews.com Recommended Award

"Scan and NVIDIA have combined to create a superb value gaming system"

MCAD
2008 February

MCAD

"...a compelling solution for high-end CAD users"

Total PC Gaming Editor's Choice
2007 December

Total PC Gaming Editor's Choice

"...a screamingly fast package of the latest hardware that's expertly built and configured. An excellent performer that won't disappoint."

The Sunday Times Bust Buy In Gear
2007 November

The Sunday Times Bust Buy In Gear

"...Scan delivers classy gaming performance without wasting money."

Custom PC - Dream PC Awarded to the Scan 3XS White Cobra
2007 November

Custom PC - Dream PC Awarded to the Scan 3XS White Cobra

"The White Cobra is more awesome than an AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopter."

Stuff Magazine - Hot Buy
2007 October

Stuff Magazine - Hot Buy

"Immense power and storage in a box that's tailor-made for techie show-offs."

Practical Digital Video
2007 August

Practical Digital Video

PC vs MAC "the PC ripped the opposition to shreds. Even when faced with a taxing HD file and previously rendered title sequence, the video did little to test the raw power of the PC."

Trusted Reviews.com Recommended Award
2007 April

Trusted Reviews.com Recommended Award

"...a good choice for the serious gamer on a budget."

MCAD
2007 January

MCAD

"E6600 at the heart of its new 3XS workstation to deliver a machine that not only boasts an extremely attractive price point, but is not exactly shy when it comes to performance."

Personal Computer World Magazine - Editor's Choice
2006 September

Personal Computer World Magazine - Editor's Choice

"Teriffic performance and lots of upgrade potential makes this a gamer's dream machine."

Custom PC Approved
2006 July

Custom PC Approved

"Core 2 Extreme lives up to hype with a storming debut."

PC Plus Magazine - Performance Award
2006 July

PC Plus Magazine - Performance Award

"This is the fastest AMD system we've ever seen, with a jaw-dropping list of high quality components."

Bit-tech.net - Hot Hardware Award
2006 April

Bit-tech.net - Hot Hardware Award

"The insides are powerful for such a relatively small package. Not only does this look da bomb, but it's got the components inside to match."

PC Pro Recommended
2006 February

PC Pro Recommended

"An obscenely powerful and superbly put-together PC. If you're sceptical about whether anyone needs this much power, just try playing HDR games at ridiculously high resolutions."

Sound on Sound
2006 January

Sound on Sound

"Overall, this Scan system turns in a stunning performance for a very reasonable price."

Computer Music
2005 December

Computer Music

"With an AMD dual-core processor and a Terabyte of storage under the hood, this brute of a machine should eat most standard desktop machines for breakfast..."

Stuff Magazine - The Hot Five
2005 December

Stuff Magazine - The Hot Five

"As hot as the jam inside an innocuous-looking Pop Tart"

Premium Grade Custom PC Approved
2005 October

Premium Grade Custom PC Approved

"This is the PC version of the Deathstar and the Ferrari Enzo all in one ...the Chameleon blazes a trail that's both bonkers and brilliant"

GigaHz Magazine
2005 March

GigaHz Magazine

"For no-compromise gaming, the Cobra wins out"

PC Pro A List
2005 January

PC Pro A List

"A stunning and utterly desirable leviathan of a PC, with by far the fastest graphics performance PC we've seen"

Premium Grade Custom PC Approved
2004 December

Premium Grade Custom PC Approved awarded to Scan 3XS SLi Cobra

"A stunning and utterly desirable leviathan of a PC, with by far the fastest graphics performance PC we've seen"

Premium Grade Custom PC Approved awarded to Scan 3XS M-Series AMD939
2004 October

Premium Grade Custom PC Approved awarded to Scan 3XS M-Series AMD939

"This system is ready to take you hell and back"

Boys Toys Gold
2004 September

Boys Toys Gold

"The scan proved to be the most reliable machine during game play, never sticking despite what we threw at it"

Computer Shopper - Most Desirable
2004 August

Computer Shopper - Most Desirable

"This PC gives you everything and more. Record breaking performance and good looks"

Custom PC Approved
2004 April

Custom PC Approved

"Scan's latest BIOS-booted PC is equivalent to replacing a Ford Mondeo with an Apache helicopter"

Custon PC - Dream PC Award
2004 February

Premium Grade Custom PC Approved

"The Golf GTI bought high-performance motoring to the masses, and an overclocked 3XS-OC brings power computering to the majority"