Details emerge of desktop Asus Eee PC

Summary:The desktop version of the popular low-cost subnotebook can be mounted onto the back of certain types of monitor, the company has said

Asus has confirmed the existence of the Eee Box, a desktop version of the popular Eee PC laptop.

The PC, which will be launched at next week's Computex trade show in Taiwan, will come in Windows XP and Linux flavours, as does its notebook counterpart. The product will have a "Vesa mount" — the type of fitting used on flat-panel LCD or plasma displays — so it can be fitted onto the back of certain monitors.

Asus UK's product manager, Peter Butler, told on Tuesday that the Eee Box would be a "one-litre device", a reference to its small footprint. The dimensions of the box will be 22.2cm by 17.8cm by 2.7cm.

In terms of specifications, all that is known at this point is that the Eee Box will contain a 160GB hard drive and 2GB of RAM. The processor is yet to be announced, as is the price.

Butler said the Eee Box would be released in the UK at the "back end" of July.

The Asus Eee Box PC bears a striking resemblance to Nintendo's Wii gaming console.

Topics: Hardware


David Meyer is a freelance technology journalist. He fell into journalism when he realised his musical career wouldn't be paying many bills. His early journalistic career was spent in general news, working behind the scenes for BBC radio and on-air as a newsreader for independent stations. David's main focus is on communications, of both... Full Bio

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