updated 04:30 pm EST, Mon November 3, 2008
ASUS intros Eee Tops
ASUS has recently posted up official product pages of its upcoming Eee Top-series desktop PCs, the ET1602 and ET1603. The main difference between the two is the latter's use of an ATI Mobility Radeon HD3450 graphics card instead of the former's onboard Intel chipset paired with ASUS' Splendid Video Intelligence Technology for video processing. Aside from this, both share a 15.6-inch LCD touchscreen with a 16:9 aspect ratio, a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor and 1GB of RAM. Windows XP will be pre-loaded onto the 160GB hard disk drive, along with Eee Cinema, ASUS' multimedia center software. Wireless network access comes via an 802.11n Wi-Fi module.
The Eee Tops will come with an integrated 1.3-megapixel camera and microphone along with two 4W speakers as well as support for SRS audio technology. When sitting in idle mode, ASUS says the Eee Tops produce just 26dB of noise.
In the UK, the Eee Tops are due to ship on November 20th. A US release date or pricing information have not yet been released, although an earlier report estimates the Eee Top will start at $450. [via I4U]