CeBIT 2011 | Asus Eee Box line receives AMD Fusion Processor
In the fight to make the most powerful and smallest computer known to man, Asus is showing off two new nettops at the CeBIT conference in Germany. Both the Eee Box EB1020 and the Eee Box EB1021 have been outfitted with AMD's hybrid Fusion processors that feature integrated graphics processing; however, one will come with a higher-end chip than the other.
Starting things off is the lower-end EB1020 nettop. It should come with an AMD dual-core C-50 1GHz processor that comes with an integrated AMD HD 6250 GPU. The nettop will also have 1GB of DDR3 RAM, a 250GB HDD, and USB 2.0.
As for the higher-end EB1021, Asus is going with another dual-core chip. This time it’s the Zacata E-350 1.6GHz APU that comes with an onboard AMD HD 6310. Other than that, the EB1021 comes with 2GB of DDR3 RAM, a 250GB HDD, and USB 3.0. Last but not least, both nettops will be available in White and Black.
With the addition of the Fusion processors to these Eee Boxes, we could see some interesting benchmarks coming from a tiny desktop PC. Unfortunately, Asus has yet to offer a release date nor pricing for the nettops, but we can bet on the EB1020 being cheaper than the more powerful EB1021.