posted by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jun 2008 18:40 UTC
IconAsus' small Eee PC was a rather unexpected success for the hardware vendor - an expansion of the Eee brand was only natural. The Eee Pc 901 followed, with a bigger screen and the option of having Windows XP pre-installed. Now, Asus is moving into the desktop PC market with their Eee Box, an Intel Atom-powered mini-desktop PC, showed off at Computex.

El Reg reports that the Eee Box on display in Taipei at Computex this week had a 1.6Ghz Intel Atom processor, 1GB of DDR2 memory, 80GB hard drive, gigabit ethernet, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and optional Bluetooth, all bound together by Intel's 945GSE integrated chipset. It will have a DVI port, multiple USB ports, and some reports say it has a TV tuner link.

The device looks rather pretty, if you ask me, but I hope you can remove the base. The wooden look won't be to everyone's liking, but as long as I can opt for a much darker shade of wood, I kind of like it. El Reg reports it will go on sale - at least in Asia - starting July, for EUR 209.

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