It appears that one of the Fractal Design engineers left a Define S in the dryer too long and this is the result, the Define Nano S. The Nano S clocks in at 330mm x 203mm x 400mm (HxWxD) for a volume of 26.8L (excluding feet and protusions). For all intents and purposes the Nano S is a Define S shrunk down for Mini-ITX, the exterior design looks basically the same and the internal layout is also similar too, just with fewer slots.
It can support a 240mm/280mm radiator up front and a 240mm radiator at the top and for storage there are 2x 3.5″/2.5″ mounts and 2x 2.5″ mounts. At the bottom is space for an ATX power supply. The rest of the specs can be seen at Fractal Design’s website.
While it’s nice to see more Mini-ITX cases on the market, I feel that this is a rather boring design. At 26.8L it’s larger in volume than some microATX cases and I fail to see why a Mini-ITX case would need up to a 280mm + 240mm radiator. If you like the look and functionality of the Define line of cases but want something with a smaller footprint, the Nano S has you covered, but that’s really all it brings to the table.
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