Error
  • JUser::_load: Unable to load user with id: 67

Featured Articles

Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

We wanted to learn a bit more about Qualcomm's plans for wearables and it turns out that the company believes its…

More...
Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

We had a chance to talk to Michelle Leyden-Li, Senior Director of Marketing, QCT at Qualcomm and get an update on…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

Today we will take a look at the PowerColor TurboDuo Radeon R9 285. The card is based on AMD’s new…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 02 October 2009 13:05

Asus launches beautiful, overpriced nettop

Written by


Image

ION packing EeeBox EB1501


Asus has
pioneered the nettop market, and since the introduction of the first EeeTops a year ago, we have grown to admire their sleek design.

The new EB1501 takes good taste a step further, offering a stylish white or black chassis mounted on a brushed metal stand. It just looks great, no question about that, and it doesn't look cheap either.

Unfortunately, this time looks don't deceive - it isn't cheap. Prices will start from €399, just short of $600, and this is quite a lot for a nettop, even a gorgeous one. On the upside, it's not just good on the outside, it packs a wallop under the bonnet, too.

Image

It's based around Intel's Atom 330 dual-core processor at 1.6GHz and Nvidia's ION chipset. There's room for up to 4GB of memory, you get Gigabit Ethernet, b/g/n wireless, 6 USB ports, eSATA, SPDIF, HDMI and VGA out. Unlike most nettops, it even packs an optical drive, but the 250GB hard drive could and should have been a lot bigger.

As we said, its biggest problem is its hefty price tag, and here's a comparison. Asrock sells an ION based nettop with a dual-core Atom and Blu-ray drive for just €315. Without Blu-ray, it costs just €249. True, it's not nearly as good looking as the new Asus, but a 40 percent premium for good looks is something you'd expect from Apple, not Asus.
Last modified on Friday, 02 October 2009 13:06

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