With Computex 2008 warming up nicely, Asustek have been busy dishing out more details on their shiny new products including the ‘mini desktop’ Eee Box B202.
We’re liking the look of these shiny boxes very much indeedy, with Asus’s engineers creating a light (2.2lbs) and portable 8.5″ x 7″ x 1″ unit that is small enough to be dwarfed by a paperback book.
According to the chappies at hothardware.com, the final specifications will see the Asus packing a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor with hard drives being offered in 80/120/160/250GB flavours, and onboard DDR2 RAM options coming 512MB,1GB and 2GB configurations.
There’ll also be a GMA 950 integrated graphics chipset (1600 x 1200 maximum resolution) and Azalia ALC888 audio chip, with connectivity options coming in the form of gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi, a SD/MMC/MS multicard reader plus optional Bluetooth.
The slimline case offers a total of four USB 2.0 ports (two front, two rear), DVI out, S/PDIF, mic and a headphone jack, but you’ll need to invest in an external optical drive as there’s nowt inside the box.
The Asus Eee Box looks to be hitting the US in mid July with prices set at:
$269 – 1GB memory + 80GB HDD Linux edition
$299 – 1GB memory + 80GB HDD XP edition
$299 – 2GB memory + 160GB HDD Linux edition
OS: Linux System / Hardware Compatible with Windows XP
Processor: Intel Atom N270 (1.6 GHz, FSB 533)
Memory: DDRII 512 MB / 1 GB / 2 GB
Storage: 80 GB / 120 GB / 160 GB / 250 GB
Chipset: 945GSE + ICH7M
VGA: On-board Intel GMA 950, 1600 x 1200 maximum resolution
Networking: 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN, 802.11n WLAN, Bluetooth optional
SD/MMC/MS slot: SD, SDHC, Mini SD, (Micro SD through adapter) ; MMC, MMC plus, MMC4.x, RS MMC, RSMMC4.x (MMC mobile through adapter);MS,MS PRO
Audio: Azalia ALC888 Audio Chip
USB x 2
Card Reader x 1
Headphone-out jack (WO/SPDIF) x 1
MIC x 1
USB 2.0 x 2
Gigabit LAN x 1
DVI out x 1
Line-Out (L/R) with S/PDIF x 1
19Vdc, 4.74A, 65W power adaptor
VESA mount (optional)