Desktop Eee PC pictured, dissected

Asus has yet to release its desktop Eee PC, but that hasn’t stopped Anand Lal Shimpi over at AnandTech from getting hold of one and taking it apart. Anand’s first look at the Eee Box includes some specifications, plenty of photos, and a healthy dose of personal impressions.

According to the article, the Eee Box will feature a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, 945G integrated graphics chipset, 1GB of DDR2-667 memory (in laptop-style SO-DIMM form), 2.5″ 160GB Seagate Momentus hard drive, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth, and one DVI display output. Surprisingly, Asus has opted not to include an optical drive, preferring instead to focus on wireless connectivity. Another potential downside is the system’s tiny fan, which Anand calls “fairly noisy.” Asus could use a different cooler in the launch version, though.

Anand says we can look forward to three Eee Box models, but he says Asus hasn’t yet revealed pricing or availability information just yet. His sample system had a form factor similar to that of the Apple TV, and it was reportedly “surprisingly fast . . . more than sufficient for web surfing, email and basic office work.”

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    • Nomgle
    • 12 years ago

    Here in the UK, DELL will sell me a 2GB DualCore box, with an optical drive and Vista Business, for about £200 right now.

    I’m guessing the EEE will retail around £150 over here … so why would anyone buy it ? No optical drive, and a single-core processor ?

    The EEE PC was a great machine – it was pitched directly at the three most important laptop features of Size, Weight, and Price.
    This new EEE doesn’t seem to be aiming anywhere, given that Size and Weight aren’t considerations of desktops !

      • muyuubyou
      • 12 years ago

      And where does that guess come from?

        • Nomgle
        • 11 years ago

        I’m not sure what you mean ?

        Anyway, now that pricing is out there, it makes even less sense :

        £219 – Asus EEE Box B202-BK / Atom N270 1.6GHz / 1GB / 80GB / XP Home / Desktop PC / Black

        £199 – DELL Vostro 200 MT / Dual-Core E2180 2.00GHz / Vista Business / 2048MB / 160GB / Integrated Intel X3100 / 16x DVD-ROM

        I just don’t get it – the EEE Box needs to halve in price (at least !) to make it viable.

    • derFunkenstein
    • 12 years ago

    wow, that’s actually not half-bad. A real HDD is the big key to me. It’s smaller than an external optical drive, which is kind of amusing. 😀

    • MadManOriginal
    • 12 years ago

    Can’t wait for Intel to commoditize mini-system pricing. When ITX and DTX are cheaper than mATX as they rightly should be these will make cool little project builds.

    • DrDillyBar
    • 12 years ago

    945G eh…

    • jjj
    • 12 years ago

    if they price it at 250$ it should sell ok
    too bad it doesn’t have an optical drive and Express Gate has no media player(or at least audio player)

    • ssidbroadcast
    • 12 years ago

    Maybe I should convince my boss to upgrade the office a bit…

    • henfactor
    • 12 years ago

    So… much… news.

    Can’t… take… all… in

    (fall backwards in chair)

      • BoBzeBuilder
      • 12 years ago

      Acer, MSI, and Dell Eee PC Desktop “KILLZZ00RR” coming up next.

      • Mourmain
      • 12 years ago

      must… turn… off… the internets!

      (seriously, I’m like that most days)

        • dmjifn
        • 12 years ago

        Yeah, no kidding. And I thought TV was a brain sucking wasteland.
        Err… but I still like TR!

          • dmjifn
          • 12 years ago

          OK, not really an interesting comment, just trying to reproduce an ISE.

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