NEWS RELEASE: Xi3 Corporation Hits Critical Mass—Unveils Two New Xi3 Modular Computers (the X7A and X3A Models) and Slashes the Price on its Existing X5A-5342 Xi3 Modular Computer
SALT LAKE CITY— October 1, 2012 — Xi3 Corporation today unveiled two new Xi3® Modular™ Computers (the X7A Modular Computer and the X3A Modular Computer).
Additionally, the company announced today it has slashed the starting price of its award-winning X5A-5342 Xi3 Modular Computer to $499 from $899.
This news release provides additional product details about the X7A and X3A Modular Computers, both of which were initially disclosed by the company via a Kickstarter project launched by Xi3 three days ago. Xi3’s Kickstarter project (“Xi3: Help us Usher in the Post-PC Era”) allows Kickstarter Fans and Followers to learn about Xi3’s plans for two new Xi3 Modular Computers, while also allowing them to place pre-orders now for X7A Modular Computers and X3A Modular Computers. Additionally, backers of Xi3’s Kickstarter project who place a pre-order Pledge for the X7A or X3A will receive their new Xi3 Modular Computer up to two weeks prior to General Availability and will also earn the right to pre-order future Xi3 products for early delivery as well.
“Xi3 Modular Computers are designed from the ground up as the computers for the Post-PC Era,” said Jason A. Sullivan, founder and President and CEO of Xi3. “The idea of single-use PCs that have limited useful lives is not only archaic, but it’s wasteful and expensive. By contrast, the tri-board design of Xi3 Modular Computers makes it possible to have computers that can be regularly and easily upgraded and modified. And with our newest Xi3 Modular Computers, we’re now ready to enter a new era as we expand into the realms of performance computing and low-cost entry-level computing.”
X7A Modular Computer Unveiled (for Power Users, Gamers and Engineers)
Xi3’s new X7A Modular Computer is designed specifically for gamers, engineers and power users. Housed in the standard Xi3 chassis that measures 4.27x3.656x3.656-inches, the X7A Modular Computer packs a real wallop, especially for a machine roughly the size of a grapefruit that draws a mere 40Watts of power.
The X7A Modular Computer is available with up to
Designed to be used as a standalone machine or in clustered configurations, the X7A will run any x86-based Operating System, including Windows 8 and lower, Linux, UNIX, etc. Prices for quad-core versions of the X7A Modular Computer will begin at $1,100, with General Availability starting in February 2013.
X3A Modular Computer Unveiled (for Low-Cost Basic Computing Use)
By contrast, Xi3’s X3A Modular Computer is designed for basic computer use, including home and office environments. The X3A Modular Computer is available with up to
X3A Modular Computers operates at 18Watts of power and will run any x86-based Operating System, including Windows 8 and lower, Linux, UNIX, etc. Prices for dual-core versions of the X3A Modular Computer will begin at $499, with General Availability starting in January 2013.
Starting Price for the X5A-5342 Model Xi3 Modular Computer Dropped to $499
The very first Xi3 Modular Computer (the X5A-5342 model) was introduced by the company in January 2011 at the International CES trade show held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Shipments of the X5A-5342 began later that year and it is now found in use around the world within national and local governmental agencies and departments, educational institutions, large corporations, small businesses and by individual consumers.
Given the pending release of the new X7A and X3A Modular Computers, as well as the forthcoming release of the company’s Xi3 microSERV3R™, Xi3 has decided to significantly reduce the starting price point of the X5A-5342 model Xi3 Modular Computer to $499 from $899 effective immediately.
The X5A-5342 model Xi3 Modular Computer runs any x86-based Operating System at 20Watts of power. It is available with up to
Significant Benefits of Xi3 Modular Computers Summarized
Each Xi3 Modular Computer
About Xi3 Corporation
Formed in 2010 and headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Xi3 Corporation utilizes “The Power of X” to bring its building block approach to the world of computing, an approach Xi3 applies internally and externally to hardware solutions and software applications. For more information on Xi3 Corporation (an ISYS TechnologiesSM company), please visit www.Xi3.com.
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The shape of the three-sided single piece casing, the end plate, and the overall shape of the Xi3 Modular Computer, as well as Xi3, Modular, Xi3 Modular, microSERV3R, “The Power of X” and ISYS Technologies are trademarks and unique trade dress of ISYS Technologies, Inc.
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Link to news release on Business Wire Website: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20121001005931/en/Xi3-Corporation-Hits-Critical-Mass%E2%80%94Unveils-Xi3-Modular.
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