Asus EB1035, EB1505 Review

The family of miniPC ASUS expands, thanks to entry into the lineup of two new specimens, models EeeBox EB1035 and EB1505 , two devices that are candidates to the role of home multimedia center, thanks to the presence of the new operating system Windows 8 and a platform hardware powerful enough for the use to which they are intended. Aesthetically, the two models are different, although both treated and elegant, as usual Taiwanese company.

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ASUS EeeBox EB1035 has an aesthetic more traditional, with square lines and sober, a black and ports and controls grouped on both sides thinner, while EeeBox EB1505 has a more refined look, with softer lines and current and with a color scheme which sees the combination of silver inserts on the sides which house the door to a black color for the rest of the body. The first measure 219 x 172.5 x 29 mm with a weight of 690 g , while the latter is more compact, since measuring 193 x 193 x 39 mm with a weight of 1.2 Kg , contains also an optical drive Super Multi DVD-RW or Blu-ray combo drive , a choice of slot-in type.

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The hardware configuration is however almost the same for both miniPC, both equipped with a processor Intel Celeron 847 with a clock rate of 1.1 GHz, supported by a maximum of 1066 MHz DDR3 RAM is 4GB. Storage include both traditional hard drives with 5400 RPM with a capacity of 320 or 500 GB, but the EB1035 will also combine an SSD of 32 GB.

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The standard equipment includes both ports 4 USB 2.0 instead flanked by two more in the most recent standard 3.0, audio jacks for headphones and microphone, HDMI and VGA video outputs, digital audio output of electrical S / PDIF, a plug for the connection to wired networks, and a card reader type 4-in-1 (SD / SDHC / SDXC / MMC), in which the model EB1505 also having an eSATA connection and the hole for the security lock Kensington-type.

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