ASUS EeeBox EB1501 packs dual-core Atom, NVIDIA Ion, optical drive


Yum. Here’s the ASUS EeeBox PC EB1501. It’s a tiny “ballerina-inspired design” that features a dual-core Atom CPU, NVIDIA ION graphics, and — gasp!!! — an optical drive?

Yes, this could very easily make a dynamite HTPC that wouldn’t uglify your living room in the slightest.

Specs include the following:

  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Intel Atom N330 dual core CPU
  • Two RAM slots for up to 4GB of memory
  • 250GB SATA hard drive
  • DVD burner
  • NVIDIA ION graphics
  • Gigabit Ethernet, b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • HDMI and VGA out
  • Weighs 2.65 pounds

Availability is slated for October 22nd in Europe for 399 Euro (about $580) — no word on whether or not we’ll see this thing in the US, but here’s hoping we do.

Product Page [ASUS via Gizmodo]