Z3RO Pro Computer from Xi3 Corporation
Forget about “Honey, I Shrunk The Kids” – while that movie (and its subsequent sequels) were entertaining back in its time (being rather cheesy if you were to watch it today), what we are more interested in these days would be the miniaturization process of computers and all things silicone. Xi3 Corporation is proud to unveil their Z3RO Pro Computer, a small form factor computer that comes in the size of a tiny paperback, where it debuted at the recently concluded CES 2013.
It might just prove to be the computer to purchase for developing countries, and by those who want decent computing power without having to break the bank. The Z3RO Pro Computer will have a sticker price that starts from $399 onward, where it is meant to pave the ay forward for small form factor desktop computing. Housed in Xi3’s smallest chassis (1.875” x 4.875” x 3.625”), the Z3RO Pro Computer is meant for general computer use, where among them include home and office environments, and yet is also more than capable of handling specialty applications including digital signage environments and home theater use.
Jason A. Sullivan , founder, President and CEO, said, “The Z3RO Pro Computer is the ideal size for the ultimate in small form factor x86-based general computing. In this post-PC era, it’s clear that there’s no reason to buy a tower or mini-tower computer ever again. Not only does the Z3RO Pro Computer help round out the Xi3 product line, it also marks the end of desktop computing as we’ve known it.”
The Z3RO Pro Computer will feature a dual-core 64-bit, x86-based processor that runs at 1.65GHz (with 2MB of Level2 Cache), carry an integrated graphics processor (GPU) containing 80 graphics cores (or shaders), 4GB RAM, 16GB to 1TB of internal solid-state SSD storage (with up to 12Gbps throughput speeds), depending on your needs, a couple of display ports providing maximum resolution of 2560×1600 (including 1 HDMI/DisplayPort v1.2 and 1 Mini-DisplayPort v1.2), a quartet of eSATAp 3.0 ports, and a 1Gb Ethernet port. Expect it to be made available to the masses sometime in the second quarter of the year.