Honey, I Shrunk the Desktop

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  1. Searching_ _ _

    Searching_ _ _ Registered Member

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    I thought this was pretty cool from CES 2011

    Xi3modulardesktop.jpg

    Xi3 Modular Computer

    Features:

    * AMD Athlon 64 X2 up to 35 Watts - AMD 780e and SB710
    * Integrated 2GB DDR2 667/800 for increased capability in shock
    * Supports dual display for 1080p DVI, VGA, HDMI, LVDS and DP
    * Supports 128MB of side port memory, Blue-Ray hardware decode
    * Supports 6 USB Ports and 2 SATA Ports, Xi3p and PCIe 1x
    * Supports TPM and ISV Software Hardware License Lock (optional)
    * Will cluster up to 2 additional Z3r0 (ARM) modules
    * Motherboard designed as three individual components (Upgrade without buying a whole system)
    * 3D graphics coming soon

    http://www.xi3.com/pcu5000.php
     
  2. aladdin

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    And, costs an arm and a leg!

    LOL

    Best regards,

    KOR!
     
  3. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    What does it use for internal storage?
     
  4. bgoodman4

    bgoodman4 Registered Member

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    Uhh, whats an arm and a leg worth these days? I saw no gross price for a unit on the website linked to so how about a ballpark to set one of these babies up?
     
  5. sindbad

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    LOL!

    Not very much, where I am from! Around $4,000 for each one with a cap of total loss of limps and life for around $12,000.

    In Iraq, it is even much, much less. In Afghanistan, it is probably a dollar or two.

    Best regards,

    KOR!
     
  6. Noob

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    Wew, kinda expensive for what it gives, oh well i guess that's for the creativity part :)
     
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    Buy Now

    16GB Flash. You can upgrade to SSD or eSATA for a buckfifty+

    It's advantage is low power consumption, 22 watts.
    No fans, so is silent.
    I'm interested but I would like to see 3D available first.
    They offer VESA mount option for putting onto the back of your big screen.
    Would be great as a workstation where deskspace is limited.
    Price is too high to turn it into a router utm, though it would be perfect for that.
     
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