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Xi3 Piston 'Modular Computer' hints at possible future for Mac Pro

Mark Hattersley | Jan. 14, 2013
Xi3 is demonstrating a modular computer for gamers at CES 2013. While it's getting a lot of attention from the gaming community, it could also be an example of one direction Apple could take the Mac Pro.

As long as they are designed to work with ThunderBolt. The only thing is they aren't, at the moment.

But that doesn't mean it has to stay that way, We can see how Apple could make, build and sell a modular computer made from small cubes that click together using magnets and ThunderBolt.

Whether Apple is interested in such a computer is another matter. It may choose to take the Mac Pro in another route, which integrates some of the technology from the MacBook Air (Flash RAM) and iMac (Fusion Drive) with the PCI Express expandability of the current Mac Pro. Whatever Apple does, we hope it does it in 2013.


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