Micro PC anyone?

I have a supplier now for the Asus eeBox. What the heck’s an eeBox I hear you say? Just a very clever idea that may not appeal to everyone, but if you want a very compact computer that can do the basics without fuss, it might be worth considering.

The eeBox is a complete PC around the size of a couple of DVD cases and it can even be stuck on the back of a monitor if you like so there’s nothing visible!

Just add monitor, keyboard & mouse (wireless probably best) and away you go! It has ‘802.11N’ wireless built in, so if you have a wireless router available it will connect to the net through that, or you can use an Ethernet cable.

Of course, there are a few limitations – no CD/DVD drive for one (no way they could fit one in that size case but an external USB DVDR/W drive will only cost you around $75 anyway) and as it has 1Gb RAM and 80Gb hard drive, it isn’t up to running Vista (why would you want too?) – it comes with Windows XP Home Edition included. But for an easy to use, very compact computer solution like an internet PC on the kitchen bench for example (the whole kit & kaboodle could even be put on a monitor wall mount), an eeBox might suit you perfectly. Hook one up to your stereo system and you have a great way to play your MP3’s too. The applications are only limited by your imagination really.

The eeBox comes with ASUS software called ‘ExpressGate’ that is a Linux-based rapid startup suite of programs that let you browse the internet among other things without starting into Windows at all. XP starts up reasonably quickly anyway, but if you need to check that Qantas flight right NOW it will save you a bit of time!

This website has a very good in depth review of it, with many more photos etc. Have a wander over there and check it out and if you are interested in getting one, let me know.

My price for one is $590 and as mentioned that includes XP Home as well. If you need a wireless keyboard/mouse set, just add $70. See the menu on the left for monitor pricing.

Comments are closed.

Want to make your home smarter?
Want to make your home smarter?

Setting up a smarthome is becoming easier every month with new, cheaper devices coming into the market regularly. At our place, I have installed a Google Home (3 in fact

... read more

 
How to take control of Windows 10 Updates
How to take control of Windows 10 Updates

One of the problems that Windows 10 users face is the update process. Updates are important but, as we have seen in the past, they can go terribly wrong. Experienced

... read more

 
Windows 10 – the nightmare continues…
Windows 10 – the nightmare continues…

I’ve been doing this game for some time now. Cut my teeth on Windows 3.0, then progressed through all the versions, 3.1, 95, 98, 98SE, XP, Vista (cough..), Windows 7,

... read more

 
How to install MalwareBytes Premium
How to install MalwareBytes Premium

As readers of this blog will know, I recommend and use MalwareBytes Premium but I have found that beginners or those with little experience installing software on their computes may

... read more

 

Subscribe to my Blog

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.
** Your email address will not be sold or used to send you spam **

Tag Cloud