ASUS today announced the release of the new Eee Box, a stylish, low power computer with a minimal footprint, and the latest product to emerge from Eee PC family.

Replacing today’s bulky and boring PCs, users can refresh their working environment with a compact, neat solution. Designed for prolific emailers, avid web surfers and dedicated Voice over IP (VoIP) users, get comfortable in the box seat and enjoy the exciting novelties the Eee Box has to offer. Read and respond to mailbox matter, make it your own personal jukebox streaming music as well as pictures and video from a media centre or home server, or become a chatterbox and shoot the breeze with friends via VoIP.

The Eee Box is also the perfect choice for enjoying Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). Today, thousands of programs are freely available on the web, allowing users to personalise and watch a roll of TV shows with ease. And, rest assured with ASUS exclusive Express Gate technology, not only will the Eee Box start up in about five seconds (note: actual boot time is subject to hardware configuration and product model), it is also a lockbox offering uncompromising security.

ASUS Eee Box computerMerely one litre in size, the Eee Box is a charming slim and sleek nettop that allows users to think outside the box. About the size of a paperback novel, users can reclaim the desk space previously lost to bulkier, intrusive desktop systems. Furthermore, it can even be mounted to standard to LCD displays for the ultimate space-saving solution. An accessible touch sensor button and vertical placement exudes a seamless and futuristic outlook, while smooth curves further accentuate a refined form that complements most interior designs.

Inside this modern toolbox, the Eee Box supports the latest WiFi 802.11n wireless standard – providing up to eight times faster connectivity than previous 802.11b/g wireless. Users can download a 30 minute video in only 44 seconds – minimising the wait and allowing time for twice as many movies.

What’s more, the innovative ASUS thermal solution integrates a unique heat dissipation module with the AI fan – allowing quiet (26db) and comfortable computing. Compared to a full-sized desktop, the Eee Box is an energy-efficient performer reducing power consumption by up to 90%. It also utilises Green Design and is made with only earth-friendly materials for reduced CO2 emissions; and conforms to stringent Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) standards. As a result, users are socially responsible while learning, working and playing in style!

Specifications

  • Operating system: Windows XP Home
  • CPU & Chipset: Intel Atom N270 (1.6GHz), Intel chipset
  • RAM: 1GB, DDR2 SO DIMM
  • Hard disc drive: 80GB HDD, 5400RPM
  • Cardreader: SD/SDHC/MS/MS Pro/MMC
  • WiFi: 801.11n
  • LAN: 10/100/1000
  • USB: 2x
  • Warranty: 2 years

Price and availability

The Eee Box is now available through computer resellers and will be available through selected retail outlets in mid-September. The RRP for the Eee Box is $429 including GST. It is available only in black – the other colours shown in the photo cannot be confirmed as coming to Australia at the time of writing.

Source: ASUS