updated 09:05 am EDT, Tue July 14, 2009
eMachines EZ1601 in US
eMachines this morning formalized its first real all-in-one nettop for the US. The portrait-style EZ1601 is pitched as a den or kitchen PC and mates an 18.5-inch display with familiar nettop hardware in the form of a 1.6GHz Atom, 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive. Unlike some, it has its own DVD burner for optical storage. It depends on Wi-Fi for networking but, unlike some all-in-ones, omits a built-in webcam to keep the price down.
While other areas get a white model, the US version of the EZ1601 comes only in black and has just its base trim level for sale at $400, or at the same price as many netbooks. eMachines is already taking orders as of today.