Asus recently launched its first entry to the world of all-in-one PC’s, the Eee Top. All-in-one PC’s are those designed after the iMac where everything is built within the monitor.
The Asus Eee Top features a 15.6″ Wide Panel touch screen display. Running on its Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor is a Windows XP Home OS and a 160GB HDD coupled with a 1GB DDR2 RAM.
It also has a built-in 1.3 MP webcam, mic, and a Hifi speaker along with audio ports for 5.1 channel. For connectivity, it has a built-in 802.11n WiFi, LAN port and a total of 6 USB 2.0 ports (2 on the side, 4 on the back).
Unfortunately, it doesn’t have an optical drive nor an HDMI port and you can’t use it to watch TV either unlike other all-in-one’s. Basically it’s just your run-of-the-mill netbook trapped in a 15.6″ touch-screen monitor.
Its appeal is mainly for kids and senior citizens who wants a kiosk type of computer around the house. The main selling point is the ease of use courtesy of its bundled programs like the first incarnation of the Asus Eee PC where everything you can do is already on the desktop.
The Asus Eee Top is still a snazzy looking all-in-one PC (think Apple?) that has a starting price of Php32,800. It comes with an Apple-inspired keyboard and mouse as well.
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