In Pictures: Biggest Fails of CES 2011

We took a look at the best, but now it's time to sift through some of the worst on show at CES 2011

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<h2>Xi3 Modular Computer for Moneybag Nerds</h2><br><br>The concept of Xi3's modular PC is intriguing: retrofit existing hardware to [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/216020/xi3s_modular_desktop_fits_in_the_palm_of_your_hand.html|fit into a small, modular box|Xi3's Modular Desktop Fits In The Palm Of Your Hand]] that can scale when paired with a twin. Need more processing muscle? Buy another Xi3 cube, and attach them. So what's the problem? For US$850 you get aging AMD processors. A year ago that may have sounded good. But you'll be hard pressed to convince someone to plunk down that much money on a cube now that Intel's impressive Sandy Bridge CPUs and AMD's Fusion APUs are finally appearing in standard PCs. <i>&#8212; Nate Ralph</i>

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