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Xi3 ChromiumPC nettop runs Google Chromium OS

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xi3 chromiumpc nettop

At the Google IO conference just a few weeks ago, Google suggested that Samsung would launch a low power (ie. nettop) PC running Chrome OS.  Now, it’s come out that a company called Xi3 may beat Samsung to the punch with a nettop computer running the open source version of Chrome OS. Their  Xi3 ChromiumPC is due out on July 4th.

The ChromiumPC is a small form factor computer measuring about 3″ x 3.7″ x 3.7″. The system is modular, with three components:

  • Processor Module with CPU and RAM
  • Primary I/O module with communication ports
  • Secondary I/O module with Ethernet, video, and power connections

The XI3 is modular in nature, which should  make it easy to upgrade the computer just by removing a side panel, sliding out an old module and sliding in a new one.  Xi3 says the computer will use less than 20W of power, but the closest the company gives to a description of the processor is that it will be a dual or single-core 64-bit x86 processor.

There’s also no word on the price yet.