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EeeTop PC ET20, ET22 Series Revealed


EeeTop PC ET20, ET22 Series Revealed

Would you be surprised to hear Asus has a new range of EeeTops ready to take advantage of Windows 7 in all its touch-sensitive glory, come October? No, I thought not but trust me, the EeeTop ET20 and ET22 do still have a couple of tricks up their sleeves - or at least they would if all-in-one PCs wore jumpers.

Both systems will initially come with Vista Home Premium - who delays a product launch just to wait for a cool new OS? Not Asus - and while the 22in ET2203T (to give it its full title) is touch-enabled out of the box, the 20in system is available as the ET2002T, with a touch-sensitive display, or as the E2002 sans one. Annoyingly the resolution offered by either system isn't mentioned.

The component selection is rather different between the ET20 and ET22. The is former based on nVidia's Ion chipset, with a dual-core, 1.6GHz Atom 330, 2GB of RAM and a 320GB hard drive. The ET22, conversely, uses Intel's PM45 chipset and either a 1.8GHz T4300 or 2.1GHz T6500 Core 2 Duo CPU, 4GB of RAM and ATI Radeon HD Mobility 4570 graphics.

320GB hard drives come as standard, with a 500GB optional on the ET22. Ethernet and Draft-N wireless connectivity is on offer with both systems. Both also offer six USB ports, a 3-in-1 card reader, and an HDMI input, so an external device can also use the built-in display - a neat touch. Optical drives come as standard, but the ET22 can be upgraded with a Blu-ray drive instead.

No pricing as yet, but expect there to be a fairly significant gap between the Ion-based E20 and the more fully featured ET22 when the systems are available.




August 26, 2009, 2:53 pm

"The is former" - Is it too much to ask that you guys use a spell checker before posting articles? The incidence of spelling and grammatical errors is unbelievable! It only takes a couple of clicks!


August 27, 2009, 12:23 pm

Paddy, you might want to check your own grammar before criticizing other people's. The "Is" after the dash does not warrant a capital letter.


August 27, 2009, 1:39 pm

In fairness, paddy is quite right. We're a professional publication, not a slapdash blog, so these errors should not be present. Also, I'd hardly call his grammatical error worthy of ridicule.

Anyway, none of it's particularly worth arguing about.

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