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ASUS Eee Box B202 / B204 / B206

ASUS Eee Box B202 / B204 / B206
alaScore 88

412 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 412 reviews of ASUS Eee Box B202 / B204 / B206. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and design are generally positive. The price and size also get good views.

usability, size, price, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the ASUS Eee Box B202 / B204 / B206 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for ASUS Eee Box B202 / B204 / B206

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of ASUS Eee Box B202 / B204 / B206 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price. The usability also gets good opinions.

usability, price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus EEE Box (Black)Asus EEE Box (Black)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for ASUS Eee Box B202 / B204 / B206

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 user reviews of ASUS Eee Box B202 / B204 / B206 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Opinions about the design and reliability are on the whole positive. The price and size are also appreciated.

usability, size, price, reliability, design

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS Eee Box PC (1.6 GHz Intel Atom Processor, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, XP Home) Pure BlackASUS Eee Box PC (1.6 GHz Intel Atom Processor, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, XP Home) Pure Black

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Asus Eee Box B206

 

The Asus Eee Box B206 falls between two stools — it's not powerful enough to take on other media-centre PCs and can't play back high-definition video as well as many of the cheaper media streamers on the market. That said, for undemanding users...

Appealing design, Relatively low price

Poor performance, Can't play most high-definition video formats

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Anand Lal Shimpi (anandtech.com)

ASUS Eee Box Preview & Intel's Atom Benchmarked

 

We take a quick look at the EVGA X58 Classified and provide an early BIOS guide for getting the most out of this X58 board and others.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

ASUS Eee Box

 

It seems the appeal of the Eee PC doesn't carry over to the Eee Box.

Small design may have some aesthetic appeal Integrated Draft-N Wi-Fi Pre-Windows ExpressGate OS lets you browse and do other basics seconds after turning on the power

Terrible performance and features compared with standard budget desktops, A cheap notebook will offer similar capability, space savings and portability

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: (pcworld.com)

Asus Eee Box B202 Compact PC

 

Well-designed, ultrasmall desktop serves for basic computing, but don't expect much in the way of performance.

Clever, compact design ; Low price

No optical drive ; Lackluster performance

With its white, boxy, angular design, the Eee Box recalls Apple's Airport Extreme or Nintendo's Wii. It includes a screw-on stand, as well as a VESA mount for attaching the system to the back of a monitor. And, unlike some ultracompact desktops, the...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

ASUS Eee Box PC

 

The ASUS Eee Box PC has a lot going for it: It's tiny, low wattage, quiet—and you don't need to learn Linux to use it.

Tiny. Quiet. Energy-efficient. "Express Gate" pre-Windows quick-boot mode. Windows XP Home (compatibility, software). Mountable on VESA monitor. Multithreaded processor.

Smallish hard drive. No 3D performance worth speaking of. Low benchmark test numbers. Some apps may be incompatible. 1GB of memory. No CD or DVD drive. It's Windows, so you're vulnerable to Windows malware and viruses.

The Eee Box comes with a quick-boot environment called Express Gate, which ASUSTek has previously used on motherboards for Intel CPUs. Express Gate lets you get online in a few seconds (5 to 7 seconds by my count) and surf with a version of the Firefox...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

ASUS Eee Box B202 reviewed, smiled upon

 

So, can a $299 mini desktop really find a place in your jaded heart? Based on a recent review by HotHardware, the answer is a resounding "yes." In terms of gen...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Bryan Gardiner (wired.com)

Review: Asus Eee Box PC

 

Asus has been cranking out new versions of the Eee PC faster than a Kansas twister, all thanks to the growing herd of Eee-mitators out...

Where’s the optical drive? No HDMI output, which actually doesn’t matter much because there’s also no hardware decode acceleration. By itself, the Atom processor can barely handle 720p H.264 streams, dashing our hopes of this being the ultimate home...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Asus Eee Box PC

 

I have a six-year-old "performance PC" on my desk that I use mainly for Web surfing these days. That power hog consumes upwards of 250W to 300W for nothing more than surfing. The Eee Box would be a great replacement, since it only uses 18W of energy,...

Tiny. Quiet. Energy-efficient. "Express Gate" pre-Windows quick-boot mode. Windows XP Home (compatibility, software). Mountable on VESA monitor. Multithreaded processor

Smallish hard drive. No 3D performance worth speaking of. Low benchmark test numbers. Some apps may be incompatible. 1GB of memory. No CD or DVD drive. It's Windows, so you're vulnerable to Windows malware and viruses

The ASUS Eee Box PC is just what it's billed to be: a tiny PC that runs Windows XP and is good for Web surfing and simple tasks.

Expert review by: TheGreatSatan (thebestcasescenario.com)

Asus Eee Box B202

 

Welcome to my 1st review of the new year. Today I will show you the adorable little Asus Eee Box B202. This is Asus' Mini desktop, or Nettop, since they are primarily designed for surfing the net. You will soon see that you can do a lot more with this...

Sleek white case ; No bloatware ; Nice specs for the price ; Around 20 watts of power ; Surf the net w/o an OS ; Waaay quiet

Ancient Windows XP ; Comes with IE6 ; No DVI to HDMI adapter ; Shoddy Express gate Wi-Fi setup

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Fudzilla (fudzilla.com)

Asus Eee Box B204 fails to steal Revo's mojo

 

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Jun, 2009

Product Specifications

The Eee Box HD mini desktop PC allows users to enjoy crisp and clear high definition content by means of a HD hardware decoder. Still retaining its svelte design, the Eee Box HD's portability lets you turn virtually any space into a high definition entertainment zone for maximum enjoyment. Anyone can dive straight into the action with the bundled media player - Eee Cinema and convenient remote control. Let the Eee Box HD blow your mind with a high definition experience that is simply out of this world! Enter the world of high definition entertainment in the very comfort of your own home with the Eee Box HD! Equipped with a discrete graphics card that features a high definition hardware decoder, the Eee Box HD delivers the beauty and splendor of high definition motion pictures to your home's HDTV or projector through an easily-accessible HDMI output. Is your home strewn with remote controls - one for each media player? Let the Eee Box HD simplify matters, with a single, easy-to-use remote control that works seamlessly with Eee Cinema, a full-featured media player that makes managing and playing your music, video and photographs easier than ever!

Audio

Audio system:Realtek ALC662 / Realtek ALC662 Azalia
Built-in Microphone: Yes

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Ultra small form factor
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mini desktop PC

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Ultra small form factor
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mini desktop PC

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB
Per Processor Size:512KB

Camera

Front Camera:N

Design

Chassis type: / Desktop / Low Profile (Slimline) / No / SFF / Small Desktop
Color of product:Black / Pink / White
Product type:Mini PC barebone / Netbook

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7in
Height:1.1in/1in
Weight:2.2lbs/2.4lbs/2.5lbs
Width:8.7in/8.8in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Energy Management

Power availability:36
Power supply:36 / 65
Power supply input voltage:12VDC

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:256
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 3400 / AMD Radeon HD 3450 / Intel GMA 950
Graphics:GMA 950
Graphics adapter:GMA 950
Graphics adapter memory type:DDR2
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256 / 256
On-board graphics adapter:Y

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:B202/B206
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS Eee Box

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel 945GSE Express/Mobile Intel 945GSE Express
Data Bus Speed:533MHz

Memory

Internal memory:1 / 2
Internal memory type:-, SO-DIMM / DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:160 / 2
Memory slots:

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Pink/White

Modem

Type: None

Motherboard

Chipset:Intel 945GSE Express
Motherboard chipset:Intel 945GSE Express
Supported processor frequency (max):1.6

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Cabling technology:
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:100 / 1000
Networking features:10/100/1000 Mbps / 802.11b/g/n / 802.11 b/g/n, Gigabit Ethernet / 802.11b/g/n / 802.11b/g/n / Bluetooth / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, Bluetooth
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n (draft)/802.11b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:ASUS EZOS Linux/Linux/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/No operating system

Other Features

Acoustic pressure emissions:26
Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA
Battery Type:U.P.S.
Bundled hardware:10GB
Compatible operating systems:GNU Linux
Desktop power supply with standby +5V:3
Dimensions (WxDxH):8.74 x 1.06 x 7.01 / 8.74 x 7.01 x 1.06 / 8.78 x 7.01 x 1.02
Floppy drive installed: No
Internal memory:1 / 2
Keyboard manufacturer:ASUS
Memory Type:SO-DIMM
Networking features:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11b/g / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, Bluetooth
Number of processors installed:1
Number of SATA connectors:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:12Vdc, 3A / 19Vdc, 4.74A
Power supply type:19V DC / AC
Processor system buses supported:533
TV tuner integrated: No
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

Display included: No
Handheld remote control:No / Yes
Mouse included: Yes

Performance

Audio system:Realtek ALC662 / Realtek ALC662 Azalia / Realtek ALC662 Azalia CODEC
Chipset:
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 3
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power availability:36
Power supply:36 / 65
Power supply input voltage:12VDC

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel 945GSE Express
Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Number of Processing Die Transistors:47
Number of processors installed:1
Processing die size:26
Processor:N270
Processor cache:0.5 / 0.512
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Diamondville
Processor cores:1
Processor family:Intel Atom / Intel Pentium Mobile
Processor frequency:1.6
Processor front side bus:533
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:N270
Processor Number:N270
Processor operating modes:32-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom N200 series
Processor socket:Socket F (1207)
Processor threads:2
Stepping:C0
Supported processor frequency (max):1.6
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2.5
Tjunction:90
Type:Atom

Processor special features

Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:N
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:36331
Processor code:SLB73
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

RAM

Installed Size:0MB/1GB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Compatible operating systems:Linux / Microsoft Windows XP Home (EN/FR/DE/IT/NL) / Microsoft Windows XP Home (EN/FR/DE/IT/NL)\n / Windows XP Home / Windows XP Home, Linux / Windows XP Professional, Vista Business
Operating system installed:Linux / Windows XP Home Edition

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:160 / 80
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives supported:1
Solid-state drive capacity:160
Total Storage Capacity:160

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150/Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB/160GB/80GB
Recommended Use:Home use
Type:PC barebone/Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon HD 3450/Intel GMA 950

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.06 / 7 / 7.01
Height:1 / 1.02 / 1.06 / 7.01
Weight:2 / 2.2 / 35.3
Width:8.74 / 8.78 / 9