Asus EEEBox 1501 with 1080p capability announced

October 15, 2009, By Thomas Antony

Asus has announced the latest in their EEEBox line of “nettops”. The new EEEBox 1501 is based on the nVidia Ion platform. While details are still sketchy, some pictures were revealed at a press conference in Munich.

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The nettop packs a dual core Atom N330 processor and upto 4GB of DDR2 RAM coupled with nVidia’s Ion chipset. Storage is in the form of a 250 GB hard drive. One of the biggies being touted by Asus is the 1080p High Definition output capability via HDMI. Connectivity is available in the form of Gigabit Ethernet and the 802.11n wireless. 802.11n is the new wifi system standardised by IEEE recently which offers speeds of upto 300Mbps.

The build quality looks pretty good from the first looks and it has appealing styles. If you are looking for a replacement desktop that has a small footprint and won’t burn a whole in your pocket, this may be the right thing for you. The inclusion of a DVD-RW optical drive and Windows 7 operating system makes it a viable option for home users.

Other details include a microSD card reader, an eSata connection, four USB ports and 5.1 audio via S/PDIF. Details about release date and availability are still not known.

The Asus EEEBox 1501 is expected to cost €399 ($581).

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Via [Slashgear]

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