Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Asus EeeBox EB1012 Home Entertainment PC

Well, the rumors have proven themselves out with respect to ASUS
launching an updated version of its popular EeeBox home entertainment
PC. Listed on the ASUS website as the EeeBox EB1012, this latest
iteration in the small but powerful EeeBox line of PCs has definitely
upped the ante in the category. The EeeBox EB1012 Entertainment PC is
touted as the ideal Full HD entertainment center for your living room.
It has multiple I/O ports for connectivity including eSATA for
efficient, high speed data transmission and it uses 80% less power than
a typical desktop.
When it comes to integrating your PC into your home entertainment
system, the smaller the system the better. Who has the room to install a
complete desktop system next to their TV? The EB1012 is about the size
of a wireless router and it proves itself a full-featured entrant into a
relatively uncrowded market. The EB1012 is powered by the Intel Atom 330
dual core processor, which is built specifically for PCs like the
EB1012. And with the accompanying NVIDIA Ion graphics processor, the
EB1012 is sure to not leave you hanging when it comes to impressive
multimedia performance.
The EB1012 comes with HDMI connectivity to provide high definition video
playback and is further complemented by an audio jack with S/PDIF 5.1
channel support. The accompanying ASUS' Total Media Center application
lets you browse, organize and view the various files in your media
library and the unit supports multiple video formats like MPEG, WMV, and
VC1. Aside from the USB (x6), VGA, HDMI, Ethernet, and audio-out ports,
the EB1012 also has an eSATA port for high-speed data transfers from
external storage devices. As for wireless connectivity, the EB1012
features WLAN 802.11n that gives you faster surfing speeds and higher
throughput when compared to other wireless standards.
No word yet on when the newest EeeBox home entertainment PC will hit
store shelves and pricing has yet to be released. For more info and
additional pictures and specs head over to www.asus.com.
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