Xi3 is touting a sleek and sexy modular computer that measures less than 4-inches per side.
Although the cube-like system is powered by dual core processors, it requires only a paltry 20 watts to operate.
So, what make the Xi3 Modular Computer unique?
Well, it divides the classic motherboard configuration into three separate entities:
As expected, each Xi3 board can be quickly removed, modified or replaced.
"We reject the concept that computers should have a useful life of only two to four years," explained Xi3 CEO Jason A. Sullivan.
"Instead we believe that computers should be upgradeable and updateable over and over and over again, and that's how we've designed the Xi3 Modular Computer, making it (potentially) the last computer you ever need to buy."
According to Sullivan, the Xi3 architectural design houses the three boards within a strong, lightweight aluminum cube that is small enough for almost any embedded platform.
"The aluminum casing of the Xi3 Modular Computer [also] serves as a type of heatsink, while the flow-through design and the placement of the processors within the computer combine to help mitigate and dissipate heat blooms inside the enclosure itself," he said.
"[Meanwhile], three of the external sides of the aluminum casing host separate universal mounting slides, making it simple to mount an Xi3 Modular Computer to almost anything, anywhere."
Additional specs include:
Priced at less than $1,000, the Xi3 Modular Computer is currently available in limited supply for evaluation and proofs-of-concept purposes. The system is slated to hit the mass market in early 2011, with various iterations expected to be introduced throughout the year.