New Eee Box Require 70% Less Energy
Asus launched its first AMD Fusion Eee boxes earlier this year at Cebit 2011, the Eee Box EB1020 and EB1021 and no, they are not routers! Both computers feature the same pre-optical drive but the EB1020 has an Ontario C-50 processor while the EB1021 has a Zacate E-350 processor. The AMD C-50 model is a 1GHz dual-core processor, has AMD’s Radeon HD 6250 graphics, 1GB of DDR3 RAM, 250GB of storage space (running at 5400 RPM) and USB 2.0.
The EB1021 is a higher model with a 1.6GHz Intel dual-core processor, Radeon HD 6310 graphics, 2GB DDR3 RAM, and the option of 250GB or 320GB of storage at the same RPM. The EB1021 also supports USB 3.0. Both computers have b/g/n connectivity.
As you can imagine, these aren’t power-hungry desktops and use only 30% of the energy as a traditional PC does. If you’re unfamiliar with computer specs, these machines will be great for e-mailing, Microsoft productivity applications like Word and Excel, but will not be able to handle modern 3D PC games. The machines offer a decent amount of computing for a low price, both are expected to be around $300 – $400. Check out the video below for a product overview.