The Asus Eee Box EB1501 was already one of the most powerful nettops in the Asus family thanks to a dual core Atom 330 processor, NVIDIA ION graphics, and a built-in DVD drive. But now it looks like there’s a Blu-Ray option as well, at least for European customers. Swiss retailer web site has listings for a Blu-Ray version of the nettop with Windows 7 Home Premium and 2GB of RAM and a 320GB hard drive for about 426 Euros or $617 US.

Of course, for that kind of money you could get a much more powerful machine if you don’t care so much about size and low power consumption. But the EB1501 is one of the smallest Blu-Ray players you’re likely to find. The nettop is roughly the same size as a Nintendo Wii, which is to say, it’s not that much larger than the Blu-Ray discs it can read. says the EB1501 with Blu-Ray will begin shipping on January 19th.

via Netbook Italia

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7 replies on “Asus Eee Box EB1501 now available with Blu-Ray in Europe”

  1. anyone have any clue where I can buy one in the UK? I spoke with Asus this morning, and they tell me that it is available now, but nobody has asked to stock it yet…

  2. With the trend toward downloading movies, perhaps it would be ane expensive device to have if it becomes obsolete in the not too distant future? I read that movies are coming out on SD cards. One could – potentially – play them on netbooks that have SD card slots or in an USB sd card reader.

    1. Initial quoted prices can be higher than final price the consumers get.

      467.43 Swiss francs = 460.30 U.S. dollars = 317.398 EUR at present rates of conversion. Though it can fluctuate a bit day to day.

      But prices aren’t consistent per country and they may be just getting a local deal there. You also have to consider import costs.

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