Asus' New Eee Box Runs Silently Thanks to Being Fanless

Asus has announced its new Eee Box, which is fanless. It'll be known as the EB1037.

The unit comes packed with the new Bay Trial Celeron J1900 processor, as well as an Nvidia GeForce 820M graphics card. The CPU is one with 4 cores, each clocked at 2.0 GHz with a Turbo frequency of 2.42 GHz. It has a TDP of 10 W. The graphics card comes with 512 MB of memory and carries a TDP of 25 W.

All the units ship with an 802.11ac WiFi adapter, Gigabit Ethernet, and Bluetooth 4.0 support.

The unit will come in two versions: one with a 320 GB hard drive, 2 GB of RAM and no OS, which will sell for €299; and another with a 500 GB hard drive, 4 GB of RAM and Windows 8.1, which will cost €399. Through select channels they will also be available with up to 1 TB hard drives, up to 128 GB SSDs, and up to 8 GB of RAM.
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  • jasonpwns
    Can't say I'm a fan of it. Guess it'll remain fanless.
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  • antilycus
    Yuck intel chipset. It could be half the price with a competitor not to mention it woudl actually worth with Linux.
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  • someguynamedmatt
    Fanless does not equal silent 100% of the time. Every MFM hard drive that's ever existed will attest to that :)I'm not sure I like all these little systems, though, at least not for €399... I just can't help but feel like I'm being sold a non-portable equivalent of the bottom half of a cheap laptop. I suppose maybe you could use it for an HTPC, but wouldn't a decent ITX be a lot better suited than this thing? I just don't understand the market segment other than being a neat little computer. Maybe that's just me.
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