ASUS re-announce Eee Box PC

Jun 20, 2008

Bizarrely, despite "officially launching" the Eee Box PC at Computex 2008 back at the beginning of the month, ASUS have now officially launched it again via a press release on their site.  Thing is, the latest B202 release actually contains less detail than the first time around; for some reason they've not repeated their original pricing, $269 for the Linux model and $299 for the Windows model.

Still, the specs are consistent and we now know that ASUS will be including Express Gate, the quick-loading secondary Linux-based OS that the company claims will have you working in just seven seconds.  Otherwise it's a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 80GB hard drive, WiFi draft-n and gigabit ethernet.  No optical drive, but there's a multicard reader for quickly loading photos from cameras, say.

ASUS Eee Box

Windows XP does duty as OS, but ASUS are more proud of their mini-PC's environmentally-friendly credentials.  Power consumption is down by as much as 90-percent over traditional desktops, and to preserve your more immediate environment it only puts out 26db of noise.  No mention of release date, but a few weeks back they were saying mid-July.

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