It's not a secret anymore, with ASUS confirming the Eee Box PC

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After months of teasing us with ‘leaked’ photos, ASUS has finally – finally! – confirmed the existence of the Eee Box, although details surrounding the price are still hazy. Rats.

Not exactly the most powerful PC on the block, the Eee Box is definitely the desktop version of their popular Eee PC netbooks. An Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz chip, plus 1GB of DDR2 RAM and an 80GB HDD are all crammed in the slim casing, as well as a Gigabit Ethernet connection and 802.11n Wi-Fi. Before you ask, ASUS is offering only Windows XP as the operating system, with no mention of Linux sadly.

Apparently launching in mid-August, it was originally thought to retail for under $300 in the US, which converts to £150, with a matching monitor thought to be priced at $500, measuring 19-21″.

(via PC Pro)

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Katherine Hannaford