Continuing the ASUS onslaught of new products this week, the Eee Box 1501 combines the power of the NVIDIA ION chipset with a dual-core Intel Atom N330 processor and Windows 7 Home Premium to produce a machine that I think will find many great uses.
The Eee Box does include a slot loading DVD player (not Blu-ray though) and support for 5.1 channel audio output from a SPDIF connection. It also includes a Gigabit Ethernet connection and 802.11n wireless networking so you should be able to easily stream media from any PC in your home to a TV connected to this device thanks to the new Windows 7 media features.
Of course there are other great uses for the Eee Box 1501 – it will include a VESA-compatible mount to attach it directly to the back of standard PC monitor (or TV for that matter) making it a nearly invisible addition to your computing household.
The Eee Box 1501 should be available on Decemeber 7th with an MSRP of $479 – I am eager to get my hands on one for a review here on PC Perspective. Stay tuned!!
Interestingly, the Eee Box 1501 is basically a desktop version of the recently announced/released ASUS Eee PC 1201N using the same CPU and chipset combination.