Asus To Debut Super Cheap EEE PC Desktop Next Week

It has been confirmed that Asus will launch a desktop version of its acclaimed EEE PC at the forthcoming Computex, the ultimate hardware fest, in Taiwan.

The EBOX, as it will be known, will be presented to journalists and visitors on the 3rd of June and is said to be an Intel based device with a 945 Chipset, 2GB RAM, a 160GB hard disk drive as well as several OS options but no optical disk drive.

The EBOX, which looks like a Nintendo WII box, is expected to cost well under £200; earlier this month, Chile Hardware reported that the device will be called the B202 and will weigh less than 1Kg.

The South American website however pointed to a 1GB/80GB mdoel which means that Asus will probably have several versions ready at launch.

The Asus EEE success has also been a severe blow to the ambitions of Intel Rival, AMD, which found itself pushed out of a lucrative and booming market.