Asus Presents Intel Cedar Trail-Powered Eee Box EB1031 Nettop
With Intel’s launch of the Atom Cedar Trail platform, many hardware manufacturers, such as ASUS, became inspired in making computers based on these chips. This includes the Eee Box EB1031 nettop.
Unlike its predecessors, Asus’ latest nettop has gained a matte case that does a far better job at keeping fingerprints away, while sporting a thinner profile. Despite its small size, the Eee Box EB1031 comes with a wide variety of ports and connectors including audio jacks, four frontal USB 2.0 ports, a pair of USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, as well as VGA and HDMI video outputs.
Under the hood is Intel’s recently released Atom D2800 processor that is based on the Cedarviewdesign. It features two processing cores with Hyper-Threading support, for a total of four computing threads, packs 1MB of Level 2 cache memory and comes clocked at 2.13GHz. This chip also sports an integrated 1066MHz memory controller as well as a 640MHz on-die GMA 3650 GPU based on a PowerVR core.
The rest of the system includes 4GB of DDR3 memory, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, a multi-format card reader, as well as a 500GB hard drive (but can take any other 2.5-inch drive, HDD, SSD, or hybrid).
The Asus Eee Box EB1031 will be available in March, this year, while pricing hasn’t been discussed.