Through a press release and a posting on Kickstarter website, X13 has introduced its idea for a mini personal computer which, even while offering mainstream desktop-level performance, runs at either 18W, 20W or 40W.
Since this is one of the projects that got allowed on Kickstarter
even after the new rules
, we figure it deserves a look.
Tough enough to withstand “almost anything”, it will come in two configurations if the project gets off the ground.
The one for low-cost basic computing use is comparable, in ability, to an HTPC, while the other has a quad-core 3.2 GHz CPU with integrated graphics (Intel Core series), up to 8 GB RAM, an SSD of 64GB – 1 TB, one DisplayPort v1.2, two 2 Mini-DisplayPorts v1.2 connectors, four USB 3.0 ports, just as many USB 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet and three audio ports.
In other words, it is a strong mid-range PC in a box.