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Consumer Electronics Show: The world's smallest desktop computer?

January 6, 2011 |  4:53 pm

How small is the Xi3 Modular computer being shown at the Consumer Electronics Show? Small enough that you might actually lose it with your keys.

That may be a bit of an exaggeration, but it measures 3.6 by 3.6 by 4 inches. You could throw it into your backpack and forget where it is.

But don't let the size fool you. It's got some impressive stats for something so tiny.

You can get one with an AMD Athlon 64 2.2 GHz dual-core processor, support for screen resolutions up to 2560x1600 at 32bbp, more input-output ports than you probably have wires to plug in, and a price tag in the neighborhood of $850.

The Xi3 Modular Computer 5 Series won't make it to market until sometime in February, but it has won an award for innovation at CES.

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-- Tim French

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