Softball-Sized Xi3 Modular Computer Has Desktop-Level Performance

It does come in a weaker variety, but that is the most important thing

By on October 1st, 2012 19:01 GMT
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.

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This is the Xi3 Modular computer
   This is the Xi3 Modular computer