Xi3 Compact & Portable Computer & Steam Box
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         The world has gone digital now.Everyone is using a desktop or a laptop irrespective of their field of work or study. The size of the desktop and the laptop is reducing day by day without affecting the performance. The smartphones and tablets are being build in small dimension with multi-core processors, enhanced GPU, increased memory, storage etc which were firstly available only for desktops and laptops. In the line of desktops and laptops here we have a very compact and portable computer from Xi3 Corporation.

The Xi3 Corporation is developing multiple compact computers with different configurations with its own unique and  patented design. The products include Z3RO Pro computer, X5A modular computer and  X7A modular computer. There is also a data storage device named SLID3 just like an harddisk.

Z3RO Pro Computer

It is a general purpose computer with a 1.6GHz x86-based dual core processor with 4GB DDR3 RAM. The device is capable of running x86 based operating system and softwares and can boot latest Windows OS in less than 25 seconds. The product includes multiple IO ports just like a desktop. The key features and specifications are specified below.


Key features & Specification:

      – four eSATAp/USB 2.0 combo ports
      – 16GB – 1TB of Flash-based SSD storage
      – 1 HDMI/Display Combo Port and 1 miniDP port with dual display supprt
      – 5Watts* power consumption
      – 4.875 x 3.625 x 1.875 inches in size 

X5A Modular Computer

         Xi3 Modular Computer is a dual- or single-core 64-bit, x86-based processor with dual 2560 x 1600 display outputs. the number of IO ports are higher compared to the Z3RO pro computer. The features and specifications are specified below.

Key features & Specification:    

– 1.8GHz Dual-core 64-bit processor or 1GHz Single-core 64-bit processor
– 16GB mSATA SSD internal storage (up to 128GB)
– 2 eSATA 2.5 Ports
– 6 USB 2.0 Ports
– 3 Re-configurable Audio channels (1-3, Microphone, Headphone and/or Line-in/Line-out)
– Open GL v2.0 support
– 1080p video output
– DX11 Support
– Ethernet connector
– 4.0 x 3.656 x 3.656 inches in size

X7A Modular Computer

           This is a high performance beast with a powerful quad processor and with  high performance Radeon 7000 series GPU. This product is also capable of running x86-based operating systems & software. The features and specifications are specified below.

Key features & Specification:

– 2.8 GHz – 3.2 GHz quad-core processor
– 64GB – 1TB of super fast SSD-based storage
– Radeon 7000 series GPU
– Triple monitor support: 2 Mini DP, 1 HDMI/DisplayPort combo
– 12 I/O ports (four eSATAp III, four USB 3.0, and four USB 2.0)
– 40 Watts power consumption

SLID3 Storage

        It is a SSD storage device which is available with different storage capacity. The storage capacity ranges from 500GB – 2TB with 6Gbps bandwidth which consumes very low power of 5-6 watts.



     With the Xi3 corporation developing these products, it has also teamed up with Valve Corporation,an American video game development and digital distribution company which gives online gaming services called as Stream. The duos are developing a product just like above specified modular computer in the name of Steam Box which is going to be exclusive for Steam gaming services. The product will be released in Q1 of 2014 and the X5A model is priced for $499 USD.

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