ASUS Eee Box 206 with HDMI gets official

Mar 2, 2009
ASUS Eee Box 206 with HDMI gets official

ASUS have officially announced the Eee Box 206 nettop, first spotted back in December 2008, which adds a new AMD ATI Radeon HD 3450 GPU and an HDMI port to the original Eee Box design.  The ASUS Eee Box 206 also comes with a remote control and DVI-D output adapter, with the company positioning it as the ideal eco-friendly accompaniment to your HDTV.

As with other versions, the Eee Box 206 uses the Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor paired with Intel's 945GSE chipset, 1GB of DDR2 memory and a 160GB 5,400rpm hard-drive.  Aside from the HDMI, connectivity includes audio in/out, a headphone socket, WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth, though there's no optical drive.

In the green column, ASUS are throwing in the Eee Box's meager 20W power demands and its eco-friendly materials.  Perhaps of more interest in your living room is the low noise level: around 26dB, albeit when at idle.  ASUS preload the Eee Box 206 with their Eee Cinema media front-end, running on top of Windows XP Home.  The nettop is available now, in white or black, priced at around £310 ($438).

[via Register Hardware]

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