ASUS Eee Box Launch (Malaysia)

ASUS Eee Box Launch (Malaysia)

The launch of ASUS’ Eee Box in Malaysia, it was one of those event that I try my best not to miss. I missed the Nokia N96 launch the other day (check it out at Jason a.k.a. smashpOp’s place).

Back to the Eee Box. What is it?

ASUS Eee Box Launch (Malaysia)

Yes, that’s the Eee Box. Yeah, that thing hanging behind the monitor. It comes with a mount that could be placed right at the back of LCD monitors. ๐Ÿ™‚ Cool eh?

Fulfilling the needs of users who require a stylish, low-power computer with a minimal footprint, ASUS, producer of the world renowned Eee PCรขโ€žยข, releases the new Eee Box. Replacing today’s bulky and boring PCs, users can refresh their working environment with a compact, elegant solution. With a range of exciting novelties, the Eee Box offers amazing journeys where users learn, work and play รขโ‚ฌโ€œ all in line with the Eee PCรขโ€žยขรขโ‚ฌโ„ขs main tenet of easy use.

More Details on the Eee Box, A Little Revolution in Desktop Computing

At The Apartment

The ASUS Eee Box Launch was held yesterday evening (18th September) at The Apartment, the uniquely done restaurant at The Curve, Mutiara Damansara. I think I was one of the few early birds there, so here’s a few clear shots of the booth and the presentation stage.

ASUS Eee Box Launch (Malaysia)

ASUS Eee Box Launch (Malaysia)

More of Eee Box

Right, enough about the venue. Let’s look at the Eee Box.

OS Microsoft Windows XP Home
CPU Intel Atom N270 (1.6 GHz)
Chipset Mobile Intel 945 Express
HDD 80 GB 2.5″ Hard Disk
Card Reader SD/SDHC/MS/MS Pro/MMC
WiFi 802.11n
USB Slots 4x – 2 front, 2 rear
LAN 10/100/1000
Dimension 223 x 178 x 26 mm (without stand)
Weight 1 Kg (without stand)
Silent Operation Yes, ~26 db
VESA Mount 75/100 Standard
Power Consumption ~20 watt
Stand Yes, included
Colors Available White, Black, Green, Red
Suggested Retail Price RM 1,099

As you can see there are more details in the table above than what’s available at the ASUS press release ๐Ÿ˜€ Well that’s why I was there, to find out more about the product.

ASUS Eee Box Launch (Malaysia)

ASUS gave all their guests an Eee Box pamphlet with updated details. Of course, I also gathered more details as I spoke to ASUS’ product specialist, Michael Ku.

ASUS Eee Box Launch (Malaysia)

I hope you can see the specs.

So you must be thinking, is the system upgradeable? Yes. You could replace the 80GB 2.5″ hard disk should you need bigger space. It also comes with 2x DDR slots, and supporting up to 2GB. ๐Ÿ™‚

ASUS Eee Box Launch (Malaysia)

No bundled optical drive or floppy disk drive, you could use external versions of such devices should you ever need them.

The Launch

The event started at around 6.30pm with a few speakers and their speech, introducing both ASUS and their latest product – the Eee Box.

ASUS Eee Box Launch (Malaysia)

Sean the Emcee, Jacky Lim (in white) Account Manager of ASUSTek Computer Malaysia and Micheal Ku (in stripes) Channel Specialist of ASUStek computer Malaysia, speaking to the attentive crowd.

After that, a short and entertaining presentation of how Eee Box could affect lifestyle.

ASUS Eee Box Launch (Malaysia)

This was then followed by a photo session.

ASUS Eee Box Launch (Malaysia)

Jacky Lim (far right) Pauline Yap (lady in black) ASUSTek Computer Marketing Manager and Michael Ku (striped shirt) in a photosession with the presentation crew.
ASUS Eee Box Launch (Malaysia)

Emcee and the lovely ASUS ladies.

And of course, part of the crowd were still having hands-on session with the Eee Box(es) that were on display. It’s not exactly light weight though, I felt that the Eee PC was lighter, probably because the Eee PC uses SSD while the Eee Box uses a 2.5″ hard disk, and perhaps a copper heat-sink too. Besides that, I think the weight is just right for the Eee Box. The weight made it decently sturdy while still being lighter than most laptops.

ASUS Eee Box Launch (Malaysia)

OK, Bye Bye

We didn’t left the place empty-handed. Besides the door-gift from ASUS, our stomachs were not left unattended as dinner was served buffet style.

ASUS Eee Box Launch (Malaysia)

Thanks ASUS!

My Thoughts On The Eee Box

I like it very much. I’m actually considering acquiring a unit to replace my file and print server.

And if I have the budget, I’ll probably get another Eee Box to pair with an Acer X153W LCD monitor. ๐Ÿ™‚ After that, I’ll just need to figure out which part of the house could use a PC. ๐Ÿ˜› Probably the kitchen.

I also think that it’s great for office work PC. With only around 20 watt power consumption, small and having more than enough RAM, storage space and processing power for anyone to surf the Internet and mess with office productivity applications.

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  1. I didn’t know you were there. Long time no see you lah..hehehe

    I was supposed to go but then I had to attend another launch. My editor was there and he is in one of the pictures…hehe…

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    I thought going to see you there. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Actually I saw him, he seem familiar but I can’t remember where I saw him before.

    After I got home then I realize – that guy is Justin’s colleague laaaaa. Yeah he’s in on of the pic, lower left corner. ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Hahaha…Yeah, that’s Ken.

    Anyway, I think there is a Nokia event coming up next week, will you be there? Maybe we can go get some makan after that. hehe.

    P.S. I am not sure if the event is for media or media and bloggers. Nokia rarely have events for both parties like the N96 one that you missed…heheh..

  4. Hi, I found your blog on this new directory of WordPress Blogs at I dont know how your blog came up, must have been a typo, i duno. Anyways, I just clicked it and here I am. Your blog looks good. Have a nice day. James.

  5. hm…
    the price is without the monitor right…
    i wonder the system will be all right if i on it 24-7…
    so small so compact… afterward everything inside there got overheated and burnt! Haha
    and the colours… too bad no pic of other colours!

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    @james, thanks!

    @joshua, that’s the thing here. Note the processor. Note the power consumption. ๐Ÿ™‚ It is a cost-saving unit, heat is not a problem, 24-7 is not a problem.

  7. I like it too. Then I saw the cheaper alternative which is to build one yourself.

    RM230 for the board alone.

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    Yeah well setting up yourself could be cheap but what I always put into consideration are

    1. the time to hunt the parts
    2. the time to assemble
    3. the time to troubleshoot (if there be any, *touch wood*)
    4. the time to install the OS and every other thing else.

  9. The thing is compact. I love it. I have MANY combinations for this thing:

    1.) Kitchen. Making skype calls, watch TV and Martha’s cooking show, check emails and stuff like that. Even better, cookbooks. (Make sure he/she doesn’t burn the lunch/dinner also la!)

    2.) Kids use. Well, it’s almost endless. Put an education software, let him/her mess around it. Total enjoyment for them too. And besides, it looks like those computers for the kiddies.

    3.) Office use. General type-writer and casual internet machine.

    4.) Personal use. Make it to become hi-fi set, make it to become a print server, make it to become whatever. ๐Ÿ™‚

    It’s so small and cute I love to go and buy it but… I already have the EEEPc. I’ll recoommend it to people who need it though. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. i recently bought a white Asus Eee PC and i am very surprised about the size of this machine. it is very small and lightweight compared to my Toshiba laptop.

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