Asia Express - Computing
Asus Debuts Eee Box Desktop PC
August 01, 2008
On July 30 at the Taipei Computer Application Show, Taiwan's Asus debuted Eee Box, a desktop PC model in the company's Eee PC family, the Liberty Times of Taiwan reported. Asus has planned more additions to the Eee PC family in the second half of the year, including Eee Monitor and Eee Stick, a motion-sensing controller in the vein of Wii Remote.

Complete with a wired keyboard and a mouse, Asus's new Eee Box is priced at NT$7,988 (US$260.0; US$1=NT$30.7). Also built-in are Asus's own-developed Express Gate software - which enables prompt system startup and Internet connection in just seven seconds - 80GB HDD (Hard Disk Drive), 1GB RAM, a universal card reader, and a 1.6GHz Atom processor, as well as 802.11n wireless technology support.

Asus expects to ship up to 200,000 Eee Boxes by year-end 2008 and projects the full-year shipment volume at one million units in 2009.