back to article High-end Eee Box to gain HDMI, standalone GPU

So first we hear about Asus Eee Box desktops using Celeron rather than Atom processors. Now comes word the company's preparing a high-end model with a standalone GPU. And an HDMI port for all you media centre buffs. The two new models are the B204 and B206 - the original Eee Box was the B200. According to a spec sheet posted …

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Happy

Sounds good -

Could this be the first viable XBMC box??

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Linux

Still waiting on the Linux version of the original!

I've been waiting patiently for the Linux version of the Eee Box, even though it's been released in the US it's still unavailable here in the UK.

Looks like I'll be waiting for a Linux version of the new updated product instead - if they ever get around to releasing it that is.

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Coat

huzzah!

Just the news I've been waiting to hear!

Now perhaps I have a good reason to take advantage of this oh so generous VAT drop and save a bundle *cough* on a nice big screen TV...

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Noise?

I see the spec says external 35W power supply. Is 35W low enough for these to be passively cooled (no fan)? I'm wondering if these really will be quiet enough to form the basis of an HTPC.

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Pretty low spec Media Box!

That's not going to be running much hi-def material now is it...

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