Posted Sept. 11, 2008
There are a bunch of nice things about the new Asus Eee Box PC: It’s tiny (nine inches high by nine inches long, and roughly an inch think)—so tiny, in fact, that it comes with a simple mounting kit that lets you hang it on the back of an LCD monitor of your choice. It’s cheap (and comes with a keyboard and mouse). It’s super quiet. It runs Windows XP Home, not the widely loathed Windows Vista. And unlike some other compact, low-cost desktop systems, it’s got Intel inside. But the coolest thing about it is that it sips just eighteen watts of power—dramatically less than other desktop systems, some of which easily consume ten times as much energy. So, yeah, you can feel good about the fact that it was engineered to green-design standards, but you can feel even better about lowering your Con Ed bill. Available in white or black.
$349.99 (monitor not included) at J&R.