Asus Eee Box B202 Desktop System Evaluation

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ASUS Eee Box Image GalleryAsus certainly made a splash this year with their line of ultra-light, ultra-affordable Eee PC notebooks and they've been fleshing out the product line ever since with a wealth of new offerings, as the company continues to milk the product's successful brand name recognition for all it's worth.

Today marks the introduction of the $299 Asus Eee Box to the US market, but we've had a unit in house for the better part of a month now. Just what does $299 buy you in terms of capabilities and features, in an absolutely tiny footprint? You're about to find out.

Asus Eee Box B202 Desktop System Evaluation

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I'm sold, now when is this going to be available? Newegg's got nothing and Amazon has a pre-order price of $349. I can't even find a mention of this thing on Asus's website
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Dave_HH replied on Mon, Aug 4 2008 11:37 AM
Hi Retro,

Thanks for visiting HH and welcome. I'm sorry to report that $299 was in fact a typo. We've adjusted the pricing to $349, according to current MSRP.

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Marco C replied on Mon, Aug 4 2008 11:51 AM
Expected availability is August 11 in the US market.

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Thanks guys. I was waiting to see this. Impressive to say the least. I was surprised to see it did better in things it wasn't really meant to. I think $299 is a more realistic price point. While nothing to brag about, a low end system from a retail outlet would be just $50 more and give you a lot more upgrade options to extend life. Unless of course your primaty reasaon to buy is the power consumtion. (Or lack thereof!)

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my parents are looking for a nice computer in the $400 range. I think your video Davo just sold this one. Thanks man for the great review!

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Yeah I am really loving the video! This pc would make a nice little box for a mom. I'm kinda lusting after it for a little linux box.

 

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warlord replied on Sun, Aug 31 2008 5:38 PM

It would make a great linux box thats for sure

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