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Asus ships Eee Box with virus


Oops. Looks like the new Asus Eee Box mini desktop PC is shipping with a virus on the hard drive which Symantec identifies as the W32/Usbalex worm.

Asus isn’t hiding from the issue and admits that the Eee Box as in fact shipped with a virus but only models sold in Japan.

No word yet on how the virus may have gotten there to begin with.

[Via PC Advisor]


Asus Eee Box B202 tiny desktop PC now available


The latest addition to Asus’ Eee line of computers is beginning to hit stores, but time it’s a desktop computer and not an ultra-portable notebook.

While it looks more like an Apple router than a computer, the Asus Eee Box B202 is actually a full computer (less an optical drive) that can either sit on your desk or be mounted onto the back of an LCD monitor using a VESA mount.

Specs of the B202 include:

  • Microsoft Windows XP Home (later models will also be available with Linux)
  • Intel 1.6GHz Atom processor
  • Intel GMA 950 graphics with DVI connector
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 80GB 5400RPM SATA hard drive
  • 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Four USB ports
  • Available in white or black

One of the coolest features of the B202 is it’s “Express Gate” instant-on feature, allowing you to boot the computer to a basic shell and access your “web browser, IM chat, photo manager or Skype in only 7 seconds”.

J&R and NewEgg each have it right now for $349.99 and some other retailers should be getting it soon.

For more info check out the product page here.

[Via Electronista]