REVEALED: Partial Asus Eee Box Specs

2GBs of RAM and a 160GB Hard Drive to be included, but still no Atom confirmation.

Just in case you hadn’t heard enough about Asus’ not at all secret Eee Box, the desktop iteration of the Eee PC concept, we’ve managed to get hold of yet more info. Speaking to a very reliable – we can’t stress that enough – source who wished to remain anonymous, we were able to obtain the following information:

*As per our previous speculation, an official launch of the Eee Box will indeed take place on June 3rd at Computex in Taiwan. Hardly surprising given the show is in Taiwan, the home of Asus and many a computing manufacturer.

*Specs wise, our source told us the machines would be launching with 2GB RAM as standard, along with a 160GB hard drive – obviously not an SSD.

*These new machines will be running the same Linux distro found on the Eee PCs – no bad thing by our reckoning.

*It’ll be launching in the UK in Q3 and be available and be available in white, though no word was made as to the availability of the proposed black version.

*Finally, and somewhat disappointingly, our source couldn’t confirm whether these early systems would in fact be using the Centrino Atom platform adding: “I honestly don’t know at this point”. In any case, with other vendors beginning to announce Atom powered machines, the odds are overwhelmingly stacked in Atom’s favour on this one.

That rounds off the latest info on the Eee Box. Keep an eye out for our Computex coverage in June, where the full story will doubtless be revealed.

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