Asus Eee PC Desktop, Eee Box Unveiled

The scoop wire was running late tonight and these shots of Asus' upcoming Eee Desktop made their way to our inbox just now, so we thought we'd give you the digital relay on the skinny... literally.  Though it's hard to get a sense of size here, this thing is obviously svelte.  We don't have firm details but since this is an Asus "Eee" product, we can assume it follows the same mantra of "Easy to Learn, Easy to Work, Easy to Play".  Maybe a beefed up Linux distro and application bundle?  We'll see...

 

We should caution you that these are not "official" pictures per se.  In fact, we can't really comment on the source of these pics except to say that they are indeed shots of an Asus Eee PC Desktop product that should be arriving to market some time in the next quarter or so.

Via:  HotHardware
Comments
frg1 6 years ago

 looks kinda like a wii

Crisis Causer 6 years ago

Oh wow, it does look like a Wii.

Any word on price?  Maybe it'll sell for a sweet $250 like the Wii, too. 

frg1 6 years ago

that would be nice if it was 250 dollars 

AjayD 6 years ago
Well, they got the form factor down, but as they say, beauty is only skin deep. Lets hope what's on the inside is as pleasing. Since this bares the Eee nameplate I presume this is going to be quite reasonably priced. In keeping with the current Asus trend I think this will offer performance befitting its price, whatever that price may be. Unlike other manufacturers, Asus doesn't seem to include a premium based on intangible aesthetics when assigning prices.
frg1 6 years ago

 i hope it runs xp instead of linux but i do agree with you that it will be reasonbably priced

Dave_HH 6 years ago
Yeah, this should be a pretty nice machine with a bit more horsepower for sure over the notebook, since they can save cost without the LCD etc.
TKL 6 years ago
it is a FAKE !!!
Dave_HH 6 years ago
hahah! I can assure you, it isn't... We got it from a rather trusted source.... very trusted actually.
frg1 6 years ago

[quote user="Davo"]We should caution you that these are not "official" pictures per se.[/quote] so it could change but i have to agree with you and say these arent fake they look like something asus would release

fiyman 6 years ago
The advent of reduced footprint Machines has to be a good thing.

In the dim and distant past I had a 386 based machine which was about the same size as three VHS tapes. It's good to see that an affordable micro-sized PC is back on the affordable list currently micro-PC's are around UK£1K.

Back to the plot; there is a good possibility that it will feature a Linux OS, hopefully in full form not the cut down version supplied with their Eee 701 laptop. There are many more versions of Linux based OS some of which will run from 16MB of RAM not even needing a HD, something that basic M$ cannot do never mind do it with word processing spread sheets etc.

Whilst XP has it's place, and about 3 years left before M$ replace it. Probably with a streamlined version of Vista. Which will need demand more memory and disk space. So a small footprint machine which runs lightning fast may well be a flash in the pan if users need it to run M$ product.

Although it might be feasible to run Window's Mobile 7 if the proposed unit has the option of a touch sensitive screen...only time will tell. But for tiny desk top operation the future looks to be wedded into Linux and likely to be behind Asus future desk-top project planning.


I had a major job finding a CPU case which would fit my workstation. These small footprint machines will allow me to add a printer/scanner to my workstation something which I cannot do currently. I welcome this rumoured introduction and look forward to it becoming a reality.

When XP is no longer supported I shall migrate to Linux and when the machine dies take onboard a micro-sized PC with a Linux OS.
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