Asus will soon offer a new Nettop. Fine-looking and elegant, this EeeBox EB1030 propose a modest configuration based on a dual-core Atom Cedar Trail, Windows 7 and above all a dual hard disk and SSD. According to preliminary information the rates should not exceed $400.
Specially dedicated to multimedia, the EeeBox EB1030 nettop is a compact 29 mm thick. Equipped with Windows 7, it is built around a NM10 chipset, a dual core processor Cedar Trail (Atom D2550 1.86 GHz with Hyper-Threading or Atom D2500) and 1 up to 4 GB of memory. Depending on the needs it may propose 320 or 500 GB of storage with a standard hard drive in addition to an SSD of 16 or 32 GB.
This little world takes up a box with dimensions of 172.5 x 219 and weighs 690 grams. Connectivity consists of a Gigabit Ethernet port, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, a 4 in 1 card reader and four USB 2.0 ports in addition to VGA and HDMI video outputs. Everything comes with a 40W external power.
According to preliminary information, prices vary between $350 and $400. Attention, a keyboard and mouse must be added.