Asus has released details at Computex today, regarding their upcoming Eee Box mini-desktop follow-on to the Eee PC. The Eee Box is based on a low-power Intel Atom processor and configurations with 512MB, 1GB, or 2GB of RAM will be available. Although the actual dimensions are posted, it’s the image from ASUS' booth that really gives a sense of scale. In the image, the Eee Box is standing next to a paperback book. These systems will feature Linux and Windows operating system installations that are very similar to the Eee PC mini-notebooks. Pricing is said to be in-line with the Eee PC cost model as well. A 2GB model with a 160GB hard drive, for example, will cost only $299.
Name and Model: Eee Box B202
OS: Linux System / Hardware Compatible with Windows XP
Processor: Intel Atom N270 (1.6 GHz, FSB 533)
Memory: DDRII 512 MB / 1 GB / 2 GB (see US configs below)
Storage: 80 GB / 120 GB / 160 GB / 250 GB (see US configs below)
Chipset: 945GSE + ICH7M
VGA: On-board Intel GMA 950, 1600 x 1200 maximum resolution
Networking: 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN, 802.11n WLAN, Bluetooth optional
SD/MMC/MS slot: SD, SDHC, Mini SD, (Micro SD through adapter) ; MMC, MMC plus, MMC4.x, RS MMC, RSMMC4.x (MMC mobile through adapter);MS,MS PRO
Audio: Azalia ALC888 Audio Chip
More info at Hot Hardware. The Asus Eee XBox will likely be available in the US in mid-July.