Xi3 to Release First Desktop PC with Chrome OS
Yes, we all know that Acer and Samsung already announced the release of their new Chromebook models on June 15th, but another firm wants to create it’s own noise on July 4th.
It is the Xi3, a tech startup company that is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. They said, that they will introduce it’s ChromiumPC modular computer, the world’s first desktop computer designed to run Google’s Chrome operating system on July 4th, 2011.
This might not sound new to you, for this product was voted a Consumer Electronics Association Innovations Award Winner in the Computer Hardware category at CES 2011.
Jason A. Sullivan, CEO of Xi3 Corp. discusses the appeal of the new machine: “The Xi3 Computer Architecture is designed to support any x86-based operating system, including Windows, Linux, Unix, and other open source-based operating systems. Although we’ve been promoting, discussing and working on modular computers for some time, we feel the market is now ready for a desktop computer with a cloud-based operating system like the one offered by Google. If someone chooses to switch their ChromiumPC to run a different operating system, it’s as easy as swapping out one of the three boards inside the computer.”
Unfortunately, pricing details are not available yet for this desktop Chrome. Xi3 said it will be powered by a dual- or single-core 64-bit, x86-based processor, and will run on just 20 watts while housed in a small chassis measuring just 4 x 3.6 x 3.6 inches.