Asus has lifted the thin veil that was still remaining over the company’s long-anticipated Eee Top all-in-one desktop computer that looks like an iMac on the outside and an Eee PC on the inside. The 15.6″ Eee Top ET1602 runs Windows XP, has a touchscreen, and comes with an “easy mode” interface similar to the easy mode that Asus slaps on Eee PC netbooks running Xandros Linux.
Engadget reports that the ET1602 has been priced at 18,900 Taiwanese dollars, or about $580, although it’s not clear if it will carry the same price tag outside of Taiwan. Yesterday Asus competitor MSI unveiled its own line of all-in-one desktop computers, with the cheapest model costing just about $400 US.
Sascha from Eee PC News dug up a promotional video for the Eee top, which you can check out after the break.
I’m afraid announcing these models by Asus and MSI is a fake.
They don’t really want to produce them now or soon, because these would compete with their other current models.
While you’e waiting to get your EEE Top, you can build this dual core job for $363:
(found this while cleaning out my email…. yeah, I know it’s a year old.)
I never thought I’d be interested in this thing, but, with a battery pack, it might just be the thing for moving my bill-paying environment to the kitchen table. Of course you could do this with a laptop, but you might need a bigger screen or not even need the keyboard at all. For example, streaming your favorite sport without the keyboard would take up less space on your workbench or craft table.
And it even comes with a built-in pencil sharpener (photo #6 in the Engadget gallery)… er.. no, I guess that’s a stylus silo 😉
Edit: Fanfoot, I didn’t see your post before sending mine–not meaning to crib your ideas.
My favorite part is the strawberries on top of the cake they’re making–they didn’t take the stems off…
Anyway, I like this. Seems like a great idea for a kitchen computer. I don’t even want to have the keyboard, just a touchscreen version. You leave it up with widgets running about weather and traffic conditions, current news. You can stream radio with it (if it has decent speakers), or watch online video. Look up recipes. Etc.
Needs to be smallish, cheap, and easy to clean. Needs to look good in a kitchen. No wires other than power, so no mouse, no keyboard, Wifi built in. Etc.
Now that is nice, a touch screen PC with all-in-one design could tempt me to move from the Mac… Nice!
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