Ports round the back
If you take a second look at the back, the VGA adapter (blue) is connected to a white adapter - suggesting that this in fact comes with an HDMI port rather than VGA.
Is this the face of Asus' diminutive desktop Eee PC? The machine, snapped at the CeBIT show earlier this month, was certainly tagged with the Eee's own slogan, "Easy to Play. Easy to Learn. Easy to Work". Asus' EP20 - the desktop Eee PC Asus' desktop Eee PC Image courtesy Matbe.com The desktop wasn't listed as an Eee but …
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From the size of the ports this does not look as tiny as it could have been. I have an eeepc and if you take away the screen and the keyboard and keep it with the same external power supply you have the possibility to have a PC which fits in a form factor similar to a box of chef's matches.
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>> If you take a second look at the back, the VGA adapter (blue) is connected to a white adapter - suggesting that this in fact comes with an HDMI port rather than VGA.
But the white adaptor has thumbscrews...
And I've not come across any HDMI chassis sockets (yet) that use thumbscrews to hold either a HDMI cable or a HDMI adaptor in place.
Might it not be a DVI<>VGA adaptor ??
Mine's the weatherproof Barbour...!
Looks more like a DVI, rather than a HDMI, to VGA adapter - might be HDCP though...
Will play DVD, CDR .. but BD or HD-DVD?
What about DivX, Xvid, MP3, MP4, Ogg, AAC, FLAC, APE, WMA, WMV?
How about DVB-T or DAB with RDS?
Any other TLA or FLA been missed?
IMO there must be, but TBH I just can't think of them ...
Mine's the one with the SLP [suede/leather patches] on the elbows and THG [thick horn-rimmed glasses] in the pocket.....
... I bet it'll be 300GBP and I could pick up something from novatech/dabs etc with better than good enough performance for that, put ubuntu on it and vroom I'm away.
OTOH if I'm being over pessimistic and we can get it for the proper price of 100-150GBP I'll put my name down now...
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Not sure how hi hi-def is in practice but my old pre-Coppermine Celeron 433 (with the crippling 66MHz FSB) running Ubuntu 7.10 can play back conventional DVDs perfectly so I'd not rule it out entirely. Linux is actually the OS where media playback works these days (DRM; what's that?) and conveniently it's also less snooty about what hardware it will run well on.
Also, I've been waiting for these for ages, and not for a home media box / general fart-around machine - I want three, as servers (one for Squid / Tor / BitTorrent and a (low traffic) webserver, one as a file server (with external USB disks; I suspect this will have a 4Gb flash drive inside) and one as a database server - again, not heavy duty). Actually I think ASUS are missing a trick here - wouldn't these make the basis for a great low-power server?
I mean, sure, with only one PSU and probably fairly cheap components you're not looking at something as stable as an IBM x346 and it's certainly got nothing like the power, but there will be virtually no (possibly no) moving parts and the power consumption will be very low. At this price you could cluster five of the buggers and at that size you could get them in less than 2U of rack space. Businesses in my experience seem to throw a ton of iron at everything when the fact is in many cases usage is so light that this would be ample - and the network is often the bottleneck anyway (as is the case for everything but the database server in my case and even there the EEE would have enough grunt (or squeak?) for my purposes...
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