Benchmark listing reveals Tegra 4-powered 'Asus Gamebox'

Asus may be cooking up an Android-based gaming machine, based on a benchmark listing in the AnTuTu database. The listing outlines an "Asus Gamebox" featuring Android 4.3, an Nvidia Tegra 4 system-on-a-chip, and a 1280x720 display—and it's anyone's guess as to what the thing looks like.

If we're to believe the news story on the AnTuTu website, the Asus Gamebox is a "highly integrated Android platform handheld gaming masterpiece." (Apologies for the shoddy Google translation.) The site draws a parallel between the Gamebox and Nvidia's Shield, which also runs Android and couples the Tegra 4 with a 1280x720 screen. In the Shield's case, the screen is 5" across. The AnTuTu listing says nothing about the Gamebox's potential screen size.

I'm probably way off the mark, but I wonder if this might have anything to do with that Nexus TV box we've been hearing about. The 1280x720 screen resolution in the AnTuTu listing could just as well refer to a 720p TV. Since Asus makes Google's Nexus 7, it's not outside the realm of possibility that Asus would make the Nexus TV box, too.

But yeah, I'm probably way off the mark. We'll just have to keep our eyes peeled for an announcement from Asus about this thing. (Thanks to Liliputing for the tip.)

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