That said we all remember Project Christine and how it went exactly nowhere, and so how can Asus' own Project Avalon modular PC concept possibly stand a chance?
Behind the cover
Sure the cubical aluminum Asus co-developed with case designer In-Win isn't not exactly an orthodox case even compared to most Mini ITX systems, however, beneath the shiny metal shell everything you know about PC hardware stays mostly intact.
The system uses a unique motherboard that only features a processor socket, interchangeable I/O shields and space for memory DIMMs.
You'll find everything else integrated into the five additional printed circuit boards hidden beneath the main motherboard including a PCI-e riser for the GPU.
Avalon's project manager explained Avalon's success relies entirely on power supply manufacturers adding a logic board connector.
Modular PCs are surprisingly not the craziest thing we've seen at Computex 2016