Monday, June 2, 2008

Asus's Eee Box System Gets Details and Price

Asus's Eee Box A few days ago, there wasn't much to say about the Asus Eee PC Box desktop, apart from the fact that it resembled a Nintendo Wii, and to speculate on whether it would be featured with an Intel Atom processor or not. All these speculations seem to have come to an end, as Asus has just revealed the final specifications for its future Eee Box desktop

Up until now, all reports on Asus' Eee Box were based only on speculations, mainly surrounding the fact that it would come with an Intel Atom processor. It appears that some of the suppositions are bound to come true as the official version (according to Hot Hardware) is going to come with a 1.6 Intel Atom processor, dubbed N270. The small system is going to run a Linux operating system, but the hardware is also going to be capable of running a Windows XP.

The desktop Eee PC will ship with a maximum of 2 GB of DDR2 memory, but various models include a 512 MB and 1 GB versions. Based on an Intel 945GSE and ICH7M chipset, the Eee PC desktop PC is going to provide its users with a maximum storage capacity of 250GB. With the on-board Intel GMA 950 graphics, the system will provide a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200.

The system comes with a number of connectivity features that compensate for the fact that it doesn't support an optical drive. There are no less than 4 USB ports and also a card reader, which should allow users to extend the basic storage capacity. The highest priced model ($300) includes 2 GB of DDR2 memory, a 160GB hard drive and a Linux operating system.

The new product is expected to be available on the US market in mid-July.

Source : Softpedia

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