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ASUS Eee Box B208: HDMI, Vista and full remote

ASUS Eee Box B208: HDMI, Vista and full remote

After the Eee Box 206 from last week, ASUS have confirmed their latest HD-capable nettop, the ASUS Eee Box B208.  Outfitted with Intel's 1.6GHz dual-core Atom 330 processor and 1GB of RAM, the Eee Box B208 also gets ATI Radeon HD 4350 graphics with 256MB of video memory and an HDMI output.

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ASUS Eee Box 206 with HDMI gets official

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.

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ASUS Eee Box B201 with Celeron CPU & 16GB SSD appears

ASUS Eee Box B201 with Celeron CPU & 16GB SSD appears

Hot on the heels of the Celeron 220-based Eee Box B203, ASUS have quietly added a further Celeron-based nettop.  The B201 presumably slots in as the new entry-level model in the range, and packs both the Celeron 220 processor together with a standard 16GB SSD.  A 160GB SATA-II hard-drive is an option, as is upgrading RAM from the standard 512MB to 1GB or 2GB.

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ASUS Eee Box B203 with Celeron C220 confirmed

As expected, ASUS have announced a Celeron-based version of their nettop, the Eee Box B203.  Swapping the usual Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor for a Celeron C220 running at 1.2GHz, despite the clock speed drop the less power-efficient Celeron should actually run faster than its Atom sibling. 

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ASUS Eee Box B204 & B206 nettops get HDMI outputs

ASUS Eee Box B204 & B206 nettops get HDMI outputs

ASUS has finally seen sense, and outfitted its latest Eee Box nettop models with HDMI outputs; that makes them ideal for use as a media center extender.  Outwardly identical to the existing Eee Box, the two new models - B204 and B206 - retain the 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, 1GB of RAM and 160GB hard-drive, but gain a new ATI Radeon HD 3400 GPU with 256MB memory.

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ASUS Celeron 220 Eee Box nettop coming to spur sales

ASUS are planning a Celeron version of their Eee Box nettop, which will be cheaper than the current Intel Atom N270 model.  According to DigiTimes, poor sales of the Eee Box – which packs hardware usually found in the company’s Eee PC netbook into a slender desktop form-factor – has prompted the new entry-level machine, which will go on sale alongside the existing nettop.

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ASUS confirm touchscreen Eee PCs, Windows 7 in 2009

ASUS confirm touchscreen Eee PCs, Windows 7 in 2009

The Eee PC will get at least two touchscreen variants announced in early 2009, with both convertible and standard notebook form-factor designs being explored.  That's the latest news from ASUS CEO Jerry Shen, who has been sharing some more details about what's become the largest netbook range on the market.  As well as the touchscreen models, ASUS have obviously decided to take Steve Ballmer at his word and miss Windows Vista out completely; instead, they're planning to introduce Windows 7 to netbooks in the second half of 2009.

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ASUS Eee Box PC ships with Virus

ASUS has admitted that its Eee Box nettop – the desktop version of its popular Eee PC netbook range – shipped to some customers carrying a virus.  According to an email sent out from the company, the Japanese version of the device has a virus file called “recycled.exe” saved in the D: drive partition.  If activated, the virus begins to copy itself to the C: drive and any attached USB memory sticks or hard-drives.

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ASUS Eee Box reviewed: frugal, flexible & handles 720p a charm

ASUS’ Eee Box reached the first reviewers at the end of last week, and today HotHardware have published their own thoughts on the compact desktop PC.  Based, as with much of the notebook Eee range, on Intel’s 1.6GHz N270 Atom CPU, their review unit had 1GB of DDR2 RAM, an 80GB hard-drive, gigabit ethernet and draft-n WiFi.

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SlashGear Week in Review – August 3rd

Week in Review time, and it seems like there’s plenty to look back on over the past seven days.  Continuing our fresh tradition, in the fast-moving netbook segment we’ve seen confirmation of ASUS’ Eee PC plans – 23 models in all, the next of which being the 701SD, together with dual-core and bigger SSD versions – as well as Sylvania’s new G Netbook MESO, the target $299 tag of which got plenty of people hot under the collar.  Price is a sore subject over at MSI, who saw their Wind netbook rise in cost uncontrollably, while E-Lead are likely celebrating their Noahpad – with its distinctive dual-touchpad keyboard – finally reaching customers.

There’s plenty to look forward to, as well, with Intel confirming a refresh of their Classmate PC, a video showing Fujitsu’s upcoming Amilo Mini playing with interchangeable casings, and Lenovo tipped for a new netbook to be released in September.  If you can afford a bit more, and can’t wait until September, Lenovo’s ThinkPad X200 is a proper, grown-up ultraportable set to launch imminently; going by the first hands-on reports it looks to be a winner, with battery life getting particular credit.

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ASUS Eee Box unboxed & size-comparisons

ASUS’ Eee Box, the desktop version of the company’s popular netbook, has reached at least one reviewer.  PC Authority have not only given us the usual unboxing gallery, but some shots of the Eee Box sitting next to its 901 notebook sibling and in the shadow of a Sony PS3 (to show you just how compact the system really is).

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ASUS re-announce Eee Box PC

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.

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