So apparently i’m way off with my speculation on the xi3, I assumed it would have a dual mount cpu/gpu on a modular chipset, but it seems as though it will have proprietary parts (other than ram) that are replaceable and work through interchanging much like a circuit board. (all at 20w to boot)
Xi3 Corp. are claiming the high end “7″ model can run every game available, and to me that means mid settings at 30fps or better. For the life of me I cant see how they can get mid level GPU and CPU parts, working at only 20w, for an affordable price.
-Even if they use the new (kick ass) atom processors 10w or less (some at 6w)
-A GPU similar to wiius at 33w
-Lets say 15w for usb and other peripherals.
That’s at least 50w, my only conclusion is their “20w” is for their 1st level, and that the high end is between 50-100w.
Lastly, pricing on the “basic” model is 500$ and the higher end is to be priced “competitively,” and with 3 being released, I would assume up to 200$ increments, putting the “elite” model at 699-899$.
In conclusion, I can Build a pretty tough PC for that, and it would be infinitely more upgradeable. I have NO idea who this is targeting.
-Mom and pops have no need, Or would they want to do this type of management. Hell, most refuse to remove their phone battery.
-Enthusiasts build their own PC.
-Console gamers refuse to pay this price or they would just get a PC.
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