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Asus Eee Box EB1021

Up until now, the Asus Eee Box line of nettops has been exclusively powered by Intel Atom chips.   Sure, some high performance models had NVIDIA graphics processors, but under the hood every  Eee Box had Intel inside. Now, however, two new Intel Eee Boxes will be powered by the brand new AMD processors.

The Asus Eee Box EB1021 has a 1.6 GHz AMD E-350 dual core processor and Radeon HD 6310  graphics. It supports Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit or Windows 7  Professional and can handle up to 4GB of RAM. The computer will be  available with up to 320GB of hard drive space, 802.11n WiFi, Gigabit  Ethernet, and a decent array of ports including HDMI and D-Sub out  jacks, 2 USB 3.0 ports, and 4 USB 2.0 ports.

The EB1021 consumes between 11W and 27.5W of power which is pretty  good by desktop PC standards, even if it seems like a bit of an energy  hog compared to its sibling, the Asus Eee Box EB1020.

The Eee Box EB1020 uses between 9W and 19W of energy, thanks to a 1 GHz AMD C-50 dual core  processor and Radeon HD 6250 graphics. In my test, this chip offers  Intel Atom-like performance for most tasks, but much better performance  with 3D graphics and HD video.

The EB1020 is nearly identical to the  EB1021. Both models measure 8.7″ x 7″x 1.2″ and weigh 2.4 pounds. Both models include a desktop stand, so you can use them on your desk or you can mount them to the back of a display  with an optional VESA mount.

Source: nettopreview.com.

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