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[TPU] ASUS to Release EeePC as Desktop, Will Call it Ebox

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ASUS' plans to release a desktop version of the Eeepc have been known for quite some time now. However, that's all we really did know. Now, we can confirm that at least ASUS decided to name the desktop version of their fairly successful little laptop. ASUS has decided to call it the Ebox. Said Ebox will look suspiciously like a Nintendo Wii, but will be much more like a computer. We can also confirm that the Ebox will have up to 2GB of RAM, up to 160GB of hard drive space and a slot-loaded optical drive. Current rumor has it that this machine will be powered by the diminutive Intel Diamondville motherboard family. ASUS is expected to unveil more details on the Ebox when they launch it on June 3rd at Computex 2008. It should cost somewhere in the ballpark of $200-$300USD.
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post #2 of 8
It's like a Voodoo Blackbird had a baby with a Wii!
<3 it's cute and cheap
    
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I'm tired of "e" and "i" being in front of tech products names. It makes them seem like they are targeted at morons; like if it didn't have an "e" or an "i" in front of it, people would assume it wouldn't work. We can all thank Crapple for this.
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post #4 of 8
Won't be a bad HTPC, and if you get a 500gb or 1tb external that looks good next to it
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post #5 of 8
Black Wii for almost the same price!!
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post #6 of 8
i'm picking this up when it comes out. i wonder if it will run without a monitor? this thing will be on 24/7,does anyone know how much power it uses?
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post #7 of 8
Good, compact and cheap!
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post #8 of 8
Folding rig, anyone?
This would be an awesome HTPC, as noahmateen stated, but wouldn't these also be great for schools? The computer rooms might be a lot cooler! (temp wise, and looks, )
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