Eee Box goes high-def with HDMI and swankier video chip

Asus's Eee Box, a desktop counterpart to its miniature subnotebooks, just got a spec bump. Moreover, the thing it added was, for once, meaningful: a discrete video card, with 256MB of RAM and a HDMI port. This means the little Wii-like slab can serve HDTV much better from underneath the set. It also gets WiFi-n and a bigger hard drive, but otherwise retains the old loadout of 1GB of RAM with a 1.6 GHz Atom processor. Press Release [Asus]

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4 Responses to Eee Box goes high-def with HDMI and swankier video chip

  1. bmjames says:

    “It also gets WiFi-n”

    Did it not already have WiFi-n?

    My first-gen Eee Box is doing just fine, on my N-only wireless network :)

  2. zuzu says:

    What was really insightful on the part of Asus is that the Eee Box 204 includes a built-in UPS!

    (Also note that the 204 has better hardware than the 206, even though the previous model was the 202.)

  3. mindpimp says:

    Does this take up its one PCI slot, or did they have the boards reworked?

  4. erikeric says:

    Where in the world did you even get a 1st-gen Eee box? I can’t find them on sale at Newegg, Pricegrabber or Dynamism. When are these new models out?

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