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Asus Readying Cheaper, Celeron-Powered Eee Box

Asus' Eee Box is set to get an upgrade, of sorts, in an attempt to boost sales apparently. According to DigiTimes, Asus isn't particularly enthralled by the number of systems it has sold. Perhaps, like netbooks, people are finding nettops only fine for an hour of use, but no longer.

The change will see a Celeron 220 processor being used instead of an Atom chip in addition to a 120GB hard drive replacing the previous 80GB offering. Overall that should enable the system to hit a lower price point, specifically NT$7,988 (~£155) or some £30 less than the current Atom model from most online retailers. And, let us not forget, that 1.2GHz Celeron CPU, while drawing more power, is likely to offer better performance than the faster-clocked Atom.

Whether this Celeron-sporting Eee Box will hit the UK is unknown, so we'll just have to wait and see. If Asus is serious about shifting Eee Boxes it seems reasonably safe to assume it'll be peddling its wares wherever possible.

It's not like there is no competition in the small form factor, low-cost, low-power space, now.

Link:

DigiTimes.

gurnaik

December 2, 2008, 10:28 pm

I'd buy an original Eee box if it came with Linux rather than Windows.

Alexa08

December 3, 2008, 1:45 am

but... linux is free! What's to stop you installing it?

Ash

December 3, 2008, 2:48 pm

Can't remember where I saw it, most likley Gizmodo, but it was Asus or a similar company which has bought out a small flat (netbook size) PC which you can stick at the back of you LCD screen. I thought that was a genius of an idea as I have two old (14", 19") LCD screens which I would get peanuts if I tried to sell, but dont mind getting one of these stick-on PCs so I can use the my old LCDs as PCs in the kitchen, etc.

Simon

December 3, 2008, 3:27 pm

Ash, I think this is the very thing you are talking about. It comes with a bracket to install it onto the back of any VESA compatible monitor i think. Look here under the 'Zero footprint' section: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A...

gurnaik

December 3, 2008, 3:49 pm

Yes, Linux is free. I object to having to pay the Microsoft tax up front.

Ash

December 3, 2008, 8:24 pm

Here is the link to the article I was taking about.. http://gizmodo.com/5099867/msi...





Its a MSI Wind Box... genius product!

Xiphias

December 4, 2008, 12:41 am

Ash: That idea has been availible for years, part of the problem with it is that many monitors block off the VESA mounts with their own custom stand attachments so you can't mount the PC between the monitor and stand.

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