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Asus Eee Box EB1033

Asus Eee Box EB1033
alaScore 85

45 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Asus Eee Box EB1033. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Views about the design and price are overall positive. The reliability and size are also mentioned favorably.

usability, size, reliability, price, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Asus Eee Box EB1033 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus Eee Box EB1033

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Asus Eee Box EB1033 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the products: Asus EB1033-B0230 Eee Box PC (Intel Atom D2550 1.8GHz Processor, 320GB HDD, 2GB DDR3, Wi-Fi, HDMI, USB 3.0, 4-In-1 Card Reader, Nvidia GeForce 610M)Asus EB1033-B0230 Eee Box PC (Intel Atom D2550 1.8GHz Processor, 320GB HDD, 2GB DDR3, Wi-Fi, HDMI, USB 3.0, 4-In-1 Card Reader, Nvidia GeForce 610M)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus Eee Box EB1033

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Asus Eee Box EB1033 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and price. The reliability and size also get good opinions.

usability, size, reliability, price, design

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS EB1033 EB1033-B001E DesktopASUS EB1033 EB1033-B001E Desktop

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Bennett Ring (cnet.com.au)

Asus EeeBox EB1033

 

The EeeBox is a versatile, if slightly underpowered, HTPC solution on a very tight budget.

Can be mounted behind your TV ; More powerful than a network media player ; Up to 500GB capacity ; Very affordable

No TV tuner ; No optical drive ; Weak performance compared to other HTPCs ; Lack of A/V outputs

Despite the lack of added multimedia functionality, the EeeBox still makes for a respectable HTPC in a set of very specific circumstances. Designed for those who want their HTPC to be tucked away behind the monitor or TV, it's aimed at those who digest...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: DOA in SLC (newegg.com)

Two DOA's before moving on to a different mini

 

Not worth the return hassle no matter how easy Newegg makes it.

It is small and light

Both refurbished units arrived DOA. Powers up but no video output (tested on multiple monitors with both HDMI and VGA) or other sign that the unit is actually working

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: joe (newegg.com)

ASUS EB1033-B0100

 

price ; built in WiFi ; compact

when playing videos it was very shuttery. it was due to the different codecs different media players use. I fixed this by playing .mp4 on windows media player .avi .mov on vlc player ; used an ocz ssd but the case did not close when I installed it so I...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: TFLS (newegg.com)

Updating BIOS

 

Solid performer with WIN 7 X64. Asus supplied drivers are solid. NVIDIA Graphics with the Quad Core Atom performs well for a low end machine. Used a 500g Seagate drive with 4m G.Skill DDR3-1333 So-Dimm

I would have given 5 eggs, but after being on Asus support for over an hour with a rookie reading off a prompter, I did a search and found my own answer why my bios wouldn't update. POOR TECH SUPPORT ; Asus motherboard BIOS update error: CAP file not...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Ruralmandan (newegg.com)

Powerfull Powersaver

 

There is no LED for HDD activity, not really a con as most who would use this as an HTPC would not really want that flashing at them all the time anyway, but sometimes it is nice to be able to tell if there is actually activity on the HDD. There has...

Small form can be mounted nearly anyplace, Great mounting device that can turn to allow connections to be made without crawling around under a desk/shelf. Still a fan of the Intel ATOM especially these newer dual cores, you cannot beat the...

I do wish that two of the USB 2.0 ports were on the rear, along with the Audio and Mic jacks... it would save having cables wrapped around to the front all the time

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Dean Wiley (newegg.com)

Very Nice Tiny Computer

 

Would have preferred 4GB RAM installed or 'Order exactly this' instructions/documentation. Otherwise, extremely impressed with these computers.

Small, Quiet, Low Power Consumption, everything in one box (except monitor), good price, windows 7. Needed Windows 7 Pro computers for a medical practice that uses software that is not tested nor supported on Windows 8. Very few computers are still...

Very slow 1st run(s). OOBE for a computer professional before the system is "useful but not yet updated" - 1+ Hour. On 2/3 the WLAN (Atheros) driver did not install during OOBE/Setup - had to download from asus and manually install in device manager....

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: mPhoenix (newegg.com)

Great little PC

 

Nice size! I was able to mount it on the back of a monitor. Runs very quite and pretty cool. I was able to use an extra HD and RAM that I had sitting around from a laptop upgrade. I installed LinuxMint on it for my Dad to do email and Web. Video runs well

The Linux install took an extra step because of the Nvidia card. I had to boot in compatibility mode and install the Nvidia drivers. Smooth sailing after that. It is slower than an i5 or i7, but it's also MUCH cheaper

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Open Case

 

Small form factor, super low power consumption, USB 3.0, etc etc etc. I'm going to be using this device to test some thin client options with Xenapp at the hospital I work at. I'll update with conclusion :)

No instructions on getting into case makes it a little annoying when its barebone lol. But I found these instructions and wanted to share http://goo.gl/B0saF (main reason for posting a review

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Enjoying life (newegg.com)

Great little computer

 

Drop in some ram and an SSD and you have a really efficient computer with a tiny footprint.

Once you figure out how to get it open, it's all pretty easy to set up and get working

Doesn't support XP. Asus hardware is great, but their customer support isn't

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

How to open

 

6 screws on back need removed then the bottom plate slides back about 1/4 inch and then you tip out from connections. The wireless antennae must be removed and a slight bend of the plastic to get around that connector.

Easy Install. Small device. Very quiet

None yet

Aug, 2012
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Product Specifications

Design

Chassis type:1L sized PC / Nettop / SFF
Color of product:Black

Energy Management

Power supply:65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:512
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 610M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 / Nvidia GeForce GT 610M
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:640
On-board graphics adapter model:Integrated

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Cooling type:Passive
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA
HDMI: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Number of hard drives supported:1
Processor Manufacturer:Intel

Packaging Content

Display included: No
Drivers included: Yes
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes

Performance

Chipset:Intel NM10
Motherboard chipset:Intel NM10
Product type:Mini PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: Yes
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:65

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
L2 cache:1
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:4
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):6.4
Memory channels supported by processor:Single
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
Processor:D2550 / D2700
Processor cache:1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Cedarview
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Atom / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.86 / 2.13
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:D2550 / D2700
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom D2500 series / Intel Atom D2700 series
Processor socket:BGA559
Processor threads:4
Stepping:B2 / B3
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10
Tjunction:100 / 100 C

Processor special features

Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Execute Disable Bit:No / Yes
Intel 64:Y
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: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response 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® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:59683 / 65470
Processor code:SR0D9 / SR0VY
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA II
Host interface:Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.77
Height:1.14
Weight:24.3
Width:8.62