Asus gives glimpse of iMac-like Eee Monitor

With the Eee PC and the Eee Box now out of the bag, Asus has started to reveal details about the next item in the Eee lineup. According to PC World, the Eee Monitor will be Asus’ answer to the iMac: an all-in-one system with the actual computer parts tucked behind a sleek, wide-screen monitor.

How does the site know this? Asus held a conference at the Grand Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan today, and it showed small pictures the Eee Monitor from a few different angles. Those pictures show a very iMac-line machine, albeit without the same stand design and what appears to be a smaller monitor.

Asus itself announced no specifications, but PC World says rumors from earlier this year mention 19- to 21-inch display sizes, a built-in TV tuner, and prices starting at $500 or so. Considering the Eee Box launched at just under $300, an extra $200 for a 19″ display and a sleek enclosure doesn’t seem too unreasonable. Such pricing would allow Asus to undercut the Mac mini with an iMac-like system, too.

PC World says the Eee Monitor should become available “sometime in September.” The system will launch alongside the Eee TV, a 42″ LCD HDTV that’s “reported to include the Linux-based PC abilities of other Eee PC products.”

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    • albundy
    • 11 years ago

    i smell a cheap tn display.

    • no51
    • 11 years ago

    Now if this thing had Puma….

    • HiggsBoson
    • 11 years ago

    This isn’t too surprising, I seem to recall reading in the coverage about the Eee BOX model that there were some things in the design of the chassis expressly made to do this.

    • ssidbroadcast
    • 11 years ago

    Prices starting at /[

      • tfp
      • 11 years ago

      I’ve always considered laptops a dead end. (coming from a laptop owner)

        • ssidbroadcast
        • 11 years ago

        What about the part where you can take them anywhere?

        An iMac has the worst of both worlds: the poor/non-upgradability of laptops without the portability of one. To boot: Although traditionally laptops costs more than their desktop counterparts, the Macbook is typically /[

          • StashTheVampede
          • 11 years ago

          The iMac was never meant to be upgraded. Most users NEVER upgrade their computer — they buy a different one. TR users do not represent a majority of the computing population.

          • eitje
          • 11 years ago

          i can take anything anywhere!

          • tfp
          • 11 years ago

          You can’t upgrade a laptop any easier then an iMac so also a dead end product.

          BTW for most people dead end is fine, they will never upgrade.

            • derFunkenstein
            • 11 years ago

            Depends on specific models, but by and large that’s probably an accurate assessment. If you’re comparing a desktop replacement laptop with today’s nearly inaccessible iMacs, though, notsomuch.

            • tfp
            • 11 years ago

            Yeah I know there are some upgrade for laptops but almost no one does it, the same applies to iMacs.

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