Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Asus beefs up Eee Box

Perhaps realising the ­potential of the Eee Box as a multimedia playback machine, Asus has beefed up the specifications of its tiny Eee Box desktop computer.

Although the same size as before and still runs on the 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, the B204 and B206 models come with a more powerful ATI Radeon HD3400 with 256MB of DDR2 memory.

This means that the Eee Box will now have more firepower to be able to run high-definition content compared with the Intel GMA950 graphics accelerator from the previous model.

Together with the improved ­graphics accelerator, Asus has also included a HDMI output for easy connection to HDTVs.

Other features remain largely the same — a 160GB 5400rpm hard disk, 1GB RAM, 802.11n and Gigabit LAN running on Windows XP.

The only difference between the two models is that the B204 comes with a built-in battery so your computer will still run for some time if there is a power cut.


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