Asus was showing off a new desktop PC at CeBIT called the Digital Home System EP20. Asus says this desktop-based Eee PC will be released for only $199 in the second quarter of this year.
Hard specs on the devices are hard to come by, but ASUS notes that the device is much smaller than typical than typical desktops and that it has "good enough performance". Other niceties include Hi-Fi Stereo and Dolby Digital Live support. Also noteworthy is the fact that the EP20 will soldier on with the Eee PC Linux operating system (which is based on Xandros Linux).
Those looking to use the machine as an HTPC will be glad to know that the EP20 only emits 24 db of noise when running.
Things are less clear when it comes to the EP20's hardware specifications. ASUS said back in January that the initial versions of the desktop Eee PC would chip with Celeron processors, while later versions would employ Diamondville. As we all know now, Diamondville is known as Intel Atom, so the EP20 will likely get both single-core and dual-core version of Intel's new low-power processor.