Who says nettops have to have single-core Atoms and crummy integrated graphics? Asus has introduced a new lineup of 20", all-in-one EeeTop PC systems, two of which feature dual-core AMD processors and DirectX 11 graphics. The EeeTop PC 2010 family also includes two machines with dual-core Atom CPUs and Nvidia's next-generation Ion graphics.
Let's start with the AMD systems, the 2010AG and 2010AGT. Both feature 20" 1600x900 displays, Athlon II X2 250u processors, Radeon HD 5470 discrete graphics, 2GB of DDR3 memory, 320GB 7,200-RPM mechanical hard drives, and "Super Multi" DVD drives. In case you're wondering, that Athlon II has two cores running at 1.6GHz with a 25W thermal envelope. The 2010AGT has multi-touch functionality—an "optical 20" multi-touch screen that is much more sensitive than other resistive and capacitive multi-touch screens available on the market today," to be specific.
Similarly, Asus provides two choices on the Intel-Ion front, the 2010PN and 2010PNT. Those nettops have the same display size and form factor as the AMD-based offerings, but with Atom D510 processors, next-generation Nvidia Ion graphics, 2GB of DDR2 RAM, 500GB of mechanical storage, and that "Super Multi" DVD drive again. As you might have guessed, the 2010PNT is the one with fancy optical multi-touch capabilities.
Finally, for users who actually don't mind crummy integrated graphics, Asus has a sixth system: the 2010P, with its Atom D410 processor, GMA 3150 graphics, two gigs of RAM, and 160GB hard drive. (You do get the DVD drive here, as well.) Both the Atom D410 and D510 have a 1.66GHz clock speed, but only the D510 has two cores; the D410 has just the one, with its accompanying 512KB of L2 cache.
Asus says EeeTop PC 2010 systems all measure less than one inch thick, and they can all be wall-mounted, should users so desire.
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