Featured Articles

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

British chip designer ARM could cash in on the mobile industry's rush to transition to 64-bit operating systems and hardware.

More...
Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Samsung has lost smartphone market share, ending the quarter on a low note and Xiaomi appears to be the big winner.

More...
Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

It looks like Intel will be showing off its 14nm processors, codenames Broadwell, in a couple of weeks at CES 2015.

More...
Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the recently introduced Gainward GTX 980 4GB with the company’s trademark Phantom cooler.

More...
Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac has been in the nettop and mini-PC space for more than four years now and it has managed to carve…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 30 January 2008 09:16

Asus expands Eee PC range

Written by test
Image

No touch screen for the Eee PC


According to a story on Digitimes, Asus is looking at expanding its Eee PC family outside of the notebook market. The product names, if they're correct, sound a bit cheesy to us, to say the least. First up is the E-DT where we presume DT stands for DeskTop, as this is a desktop system.

The E-DT is scheduled for an April or May release this year and it will be based on the Intel Shelton '08 platform, which means that it should come with a 1.6GHz Diamondville processor and the Intel 945GC chipset. Asus is looking at selling the E-DT for no more than US$300 but is hoping to start at US$199.

Next up is the E-TV, which will launch sometime in September. This is a 42-inch LCD TV with a built-in Linux based PC, and Asus doesn't expect it to have more than a US$200 price premium over other 42-inch LCD TVs. We're not quite sure who would want this, though, as we doubt it will be powerful enough to play back streaming HD video.

Finally, we have the E-Monitor; and no, this isn't a monitor to go with the E-DT, instead this is something like the Apple iMac or Dell XPS One. It's a PC integrated into the back of a display and it will end up with a 19 to 22-inch screen, although the final screen size doesn't seem to have been decided upon as yet. It should come with a built in TV-tuner and should retail for a reasonable US$499 when it launches in September.

On a side note, the same news story mentions that Asus will not launch a touch screen version of the Eee PC, as there's apparently no demand for it, according to Asus's market research.

More here
Last modified on Thursday, 31 January 2008 05:04

test

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments