If you think your desktop CPU casing has a very compact design that allows you to put some extra accessories on your desk then you better think twice as the Xi3 has just turned up and won the CES 2011 Innovations Award in Computer Hardware Category because it measures about 4” and sports all the necessary hardware and ports that are needed for everyday computing tasks.
The Xi3 is a Modular Computer having a 64-bit architecture and powered by either single core or dual core AMD Athlon 64 processor 1GHz to 2.2GHz. The mini computer can have DDR2 RAM of up to 4GB. Other features include support for DirectX 10, OpenGL 2.0, HDMI/DVI, dual-display mode, ETHERNET connectivity, six USB 2.0 ports, two eSATA 2.5 ports, audio / mic jacks etc. Despite having all the necessary hardware, the Xi3 Modular Computer consumes only 8 Watts to 35 Watts depending upon which configuration you chose.
The Xi3 only measures 4 x 3.65 x 3.65 inch (WxDxH). The device can be purchased for $849 with default set of hardware. It is available in ten different casing colors and comes with optional Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Edition.