the Element can draw up to 225W in total (75W from the PCIe slot and 150W from the 8-pin PCIe power connector). However, it's important to highlight that 225W is distributed between the processor, memory, and storage devices. Depending on the configuration, there might not be enough leftover power for the processor, which could seriously limit the number of processor options on The Element.
If it could take in much more power, I think that fan
would surely be a bottleneck for dissipating it.
skeptical that the device finds itself outside the professional market, considering that it would probably have an eye-watering price tag. This is enterprise-grade technology, after all.
I wouldn't assume it's enterprise-grade, just because it has a Xeon CPU. My guess is that it's aimed more at commercial-sector applications where compute requirements are rather high and environmental factors aren't too harsh. Otherwise, you'd use industrial PCs or embedded SBCs.
For enterprise server applications, there have long been blade servers that essentially do the same thing, only denser.
And for enterprise desktops, I think those are all migrating towards laptops and NUCs or mini-PCs. I question whether this would be a proper substitute for anyone needing a proper workstation.