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First things first- this desktop is tiny, so tiny it can be attached onto the back of most monitors. This turns the monitor into a media marvel- with the computer almost invisible.
The Asus Eee series primarily tries to pitch computers to the wider market by creating new and slightly quirky machines. Usually, Asus compensate on hard drive capacity, not here- 160GB is a satisfactory.
The machine comes pre-installed with Asus' own media suite: Eee Cinema. Eee Cinema is surprisingly easy to use, especially with the free remote which comes with the PC. With this you can browse music, videos and photos in a fun, visually pleasing way.
The processor is but a measly 1.6Ghz! This is simply not enough- it has clearly been used to cut down on space to make it so compact, but it really compromises the performance of the PC. The main use of the product is intended for media playback- the processor does not allow for high quality video. This makes the HDMI port useless- you could never play an HD movie on this machine- far too jerky!
Overall, it is easy to appreciate Asus' attempt to make a media 'hub' for all to use, but its speed isn't quite up to scratch.
The Eee Box is a mini desktop PC with huge possibilities. Since the Eee Box only requires around 20 watts of power, your carbon footprint is reduced by 90% compared to a standard PC. With a slim svelte design, the world's smallest desktop PC allows an array of space saving options. Plus, it's so easy to use. The simple intuitive interface lets inexperienced users get started right away. Enjoy easy living with the eclectic, efficient and eco-friendly Eee Box.
For a more interactive and personalized experience, the Eee Box lets you access web based IPTV programs. The Eee Box also acts as a wireless digital hub for streaming music, pictures, and movies from any media center. Whether it's a huge widescreen monitor for enhanced viewing or a 15" monitor suitable for tight spaces, in 3 easy steps, simply mount the Eee Box on the back and the monitor becomes an all-in-one computer.
|Product Description:||ASUS Eee Box B202 - Atom N270 1.6 GHz - Monitor : none.|
|Form Factor:||Mini desktop PC|
|Processor:||1 x Intel Atom N270 / 1.6 GHz|
|Cache Memory:||512 KB L2 Cache|
|Cache Per Processor:||512 KB|
|RAM:||1 GB DDR2 SDRAM - 667 MHz|
|Hard Drive:||1 x 160 GB - SATA 1.5Gb/s|
|Graphics Controller:||Intel GMA 950 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 3.0|
|Networking:||Gigabit LAN, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (draft)|
|OS Provided:||Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||22.3 cm x 17.8 cm x 2.6 cm|
|Environmental Standards:||ENERGY STAR Qualified , EPEAT Silver|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||2 years warranty|