ASUS launch High Definition Eee Box 1501 tiny desktop PC

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ASUS are set to launch their Eee Box 1501 mini desktop PC.

Featuring a slot loading optical disk drive, the Eee Box 1501 is small enough to be mounted on the back of a monitor or flatscreen TV.

Completely compatible with 1080p high definition content, the mini PC features an Intel® Atom™ 330 Dual Core processor, NVIDIA® ION™ graphics platform and 5.1 surround sound support.

Not content with being just a media centre, the Eee Box 1501 features many connectivity options including wireless (802.11b/g/n), 10/100/1000 Ethernet, HDMI and S/PDIF outputs, 6 USB ports and a card reader, shipping with a copy of Windows 7 to make it a fully functional desktop.

Priced at £339, the ASUS Eee Box 1501 looks set to be a pretty compact solution to your media centre woes.

Here is a list of key features:

_ Tiny size – only 1.5L and 193 x 193 x 39mm
_ 50% quieter than traditional desktops (26db)
_ 70% less power consumption to traditional desktops
_ HDMI Output for full 1080p high definition playback
_ SimHD™ scales standard definition to high definition
_ Intel® Atom™ 330 Dual Core processor
_ NVIDIA® ION™ graphics platform
_ 2GB memory (2 slots for maximum of 4GB)
_ 250GB hard drive
_ 5.1 Surround Sound speaker support
_ Slot-load optical disc drive
_ Elegant ‘diamond’ stand design
_ Option for VESA mounting on back of monitor
_ Easy to use Total Media Center software
_ Remote Control for enhanced user comfort
_ Built in IPTV player
_ Wireless 802.11b/g/n and 10/100/1000 Ethernet
_ Host of I/O ports for connectivity (including Kensington Security Slot)
_ Windows 7 Home Premium Operating System
_ £339 inc VAT SRP

Gerald Lynch
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