A new small form factor computer debuted recently from computer maker Xi3 Corporation. The little machine is called the Z3ro and has a small form factor roughly the size of a paperback book. The chassis of the tiny computer measures 1.875 x 4.875 x 3.625-inches making it impressively small.
The small stature of little machine would make this appealing as an HTPC to fit into a crowded entertainment system. The little computer is designed for general purpose computing in the home or office environments and it promises to be powerful enough for specialty applications like digital signage and home theater. Inside the tiny chassis is a dual core 64-bit x86 processor.
The processor runs at 1.65 GHz and has 2 MB of level 2 cache. The machine has integrated GPU with 80 graphics cores. The computer is also fitted with 4 GB of RAM and can be fitted with 16 GB to 1 TB of internal storage. The machine has two display ports with one supporting HDMI as well.
Other hardware features include four eSATAp 3.0 ports and a gigabit Ethernet port. The machine consumes 15 W of power in use and ships with Linux installed out-of-the-box. The machine will support other operating systems including Windows 8. The machine will start shipping in Q2 of 2013 and can be pre-ordered now.