FREMONT, CALIFORNIA (March 9 2009) – ASUS, the award-winning innovator of the Eee series products, today announces immediate availability of the Eee Top ET1602 touch-based computer. Designed as an intuitive Internet device and central communication hub, the Eee Top integrates a 15.6″ touch screen, an Intel Atom based system, and an easy to use graphic interface making today’s computer a transparent, user-friendly experience for the entire household. Available now through ASUS North American authorized dealers, the Eee Top 1602’s introductory MSRP is $599 USD. A companion external DVD drive is also available at an introductory MRSP of $64 USD.
The Eee Top’s 15.6″ touch screen is the perfect input surface for collaborate computing, negating the need to pass keyboards and mice or switch seats. The Eee Memo software converts your Eee Top into a doodle-friendly post-it-notes station. It’s integrated webcam, array mic and wireless capabilities grant it video-phone functionality over Skype, while the Eee Cam software makes custom photo messages and YouTube videos a breeze.
Compute from Room to Room
The nature of the Eee Top seamlessly consolidates input and output into a sleek integrated system. Its built-in handle makes the 10 lbs. system highly portable from room to room. Available in black and white, its clean, cable-less look fits a wide variety of rooms. Furthermore, Eee Top’s low energy consumption and Super Hybrid Engine minimize heat and annoying fan noises found in traditional computing solutions.
Entertain and Educate
With its wireless networking capabilities, camera card reader and plethora of USB ports, the Eee Top is ready to access the web, share photos and playback movies. Navigate entire web pages with a few taps of the touch-optimized Opera browser. Enjoy all your videos, pictures and music with the simple drag of the finger in Eee Cinema. The 16:9 Splendid screen and onboard SRS audio make the Eee Top an excellent multimedia hub.
DVD for your Eee
To access your DVD collection on the Eee Top and other devices, ASUS introduces the SDRW-08D1S-U Diamond slim USB DVD drive, sold separately. With its matching design, space-saving vertical stand and USB powered operation, the Diamond drive is the most convenient way to playback movies and archive your favorite memories.