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ASUS eyes up iMac with addition to Eee range

Will the ASUS Eee Monitor have what it takes?

| Posted: Jul 2, 2008 10:12 am

ASUS is diversifying its Eee portfolio and eyeing up the all-in-one PC market, according to news reports circulating around the Internet.


LAPTOP Magazine has revealed a plethora of images showing off the 'mere passing' resemblance, that the Eee Monitor shares with Apple's iMac.



Having had a brainstorming session with Eee PC News, both sources presume that the Eee Monitor is showered with a display size of between 19" to 20" and that, the system is perhaps powered by an Intel Atom N270 (1.6 GHz) CPU. They additionally surmise that storage duties would be taken up by either a 40 GB SSD, or traditional 80 GB HDD.



The unit features an integrated webcam, with a myriad of USB ports strategically located, together with a 4-in-1 card reader, two Ethernet ports and the usual audio port suspects.



Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed, the front of the chassis displaying a 'Denon' logo, emblazoned in the lower right hand corner. Rumours suggest that the Eee Monitor may feature an integrated Denon amplifier/speaker system, yet perhaps equally interesting, are reports that the Eee Monitor may also boast a built-in TV tuner.


With official specifications not available at the time of going to press, it will be interesting to discover how ASUS plans to introduce their Eee Monitor to consumers and just how, multifunctional it will be.


Is the ASUS Eee Monitor, a simple throwing down of the gauntlet towards rival, Apple? With an assumed price-point of roughly $500, the ensuing battle could be interesting.


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