Asus has announced the launch of its new EEE Top ET2010 all in one desktop PC with a suggested retail price of £620 although we expect it to be significantly cheaper than that.
The device has a 20-inch touchscreen display with a screen resolution of 1680x1050 pixels and offers multitouch functionality; this means that you will be able to pinch, rotate and zoom items on the screen.
Unfortunately, it seems that you will be able to use two fingers only. With a thickness of only 25mm, the EEE Top ET2010 can be fixed on a wall for optimum desk saving.
The rest of the configuration is somewhat underwhelming with an Intel Atom CPU, albeit a dual core D510 running at 1.66GHz, 2GB RAM, a 500GB hard disk drive, a DVD writer, Nvidia's ION 2 graphics chipset, WiFi, a webcam and a DAM (Digital Array Microphone).
Multimedia buffs will be happy to know that the ET2010 has Windows 7 Home Premium installed with SRS virtual 5.1. surround sound system onboard. Asus says that the screen is toughened and the whole unit can withstand up to 4Kg in push pressure without being toppled.
Add to that the fact that it consumes a mere 20w and is 100 percent recyclable and you start to wonder why on earth Asus didn't release one without a screen to compete with Acer's all conquering Aspire Revo range.