Asus Eee Box EB1501P gets a pricing, launch details

The Asus Eee Box EB1501P is the latest small-form factor desktop PC (or nettop) from Asus. We recently discovered that the little guy would ship with a dual core Intel Atom D525 processor and next-generation NVIDIA ION graphics.

I just received word from Asus that the nettop should be available in the US in the next few weeks, with a starting price around $500 for a model with a DVD burner. A Blu-Ray version will launch in late September for a higher price.

Meanwhile, Asus UK tells the folks at Electric Pig that the nettop will be available in that country late in the third quarter of early in the fourth quarter of 2010. The Eee Box EB1501P is expected to sell for about £379 including VAT, which is about $600 US.

The Asus Eee Box EB1501P will be available with Windows 7 Home Premium, up to 320GB of hard drive space, and support for up to 4GB of DDR3 memory. It has 6 USB ports, HDMI, eSATA, and Ethernet ports, a flash card reader, and 802.11b/g/n WiFi.