Very recently, Asus has announced two nettops with the new Windows 8 operating system. These are the Eee Box PC EB1035 and the Eee Box PC EB1505 that are mainly assigned for office and media center use.
They share a dual core Intel Celeron 847 CPU running at 1.1 GHz, 2GB DDR3 RAM which is expandable to 4 GB, Gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi N network connections and a 5400 rpm hard drive with a capacity of 320 or 500 GB.
They also share a 4-in-1 memory card reader and the connectivity offers VGA, HDMI, S/PDIF, USB 2.0 (x4) and USB 3.0 (x 2).
They differ by the presence, in the Eee Box EB1505, of an eSATA port and a slim optical drive.
We are now awaiting for details on the marketing. Nothing has indeed been communicated about it for now.