updated 04:30 pm EDT, Thu March 20, 2008
ASUS Nova Lite Mini 2L
Having recently released the similar Nova P22, ASUS has announced the Nova Lite Mini 2L, an even more compact all-in-one desktop series. The systems shrink in size partly by switching to mobile Intel processors, instead of using desktop-level CPUs, like the P22. The PX22 and 24 variants of the 2L use 802.11b/g Wi-Fi as opposed to n, and the PX20 goes farther, omitting Wi-Fi entirely. The systems do however all have DVD Super Multi drives, and are equipped with a minimum 80GB hard disk. The PX24 doubles capacity to 160GB.
Stereo speakers are built-in, and the processors have an extremely low power consumption, consuming just 18W when active and 5W in an idle state. The PX24 is powerful enough to run Windows Vista Home Premium. ASUS has not published any prices or release dates for the 2L lineup.