ASUS HAS RELEASED its Eee Box 1501 desktop PC.
The machine comes with an optical drive and a dedicated graphics chip. It is designed for home entertainment on a budget, the budget being £339 but that includes Windows 7.
Asus claims that the Eee Box 1501 is one of the world's smallest PCs to feature a slot-loading Super Multi DVD-RW.
It is centred around Intel's dual-core Atom 330 processor with 2GB to 4GB of memory, a 250GB SATA hard drive and a Nvidia Ion graphics adapter with VGA and HDMI outputs. It also supports 5.1 surround sound speaker setups and has an S/PDIF output.
If you wanted, you could mount the whole thing behind a flat-screen monitor, but we guess that would make it hard to shove your DVD into it. µ
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