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Asus EeeBox PC EB1012P Atom D510 Dual Core 1.66GHz/ DDR2/ A&V&GbE/ 65W PC Barebone System(Black)
No Hard Drive (Accepts 2.5" Serial ATA-300)
No Memory (Accepts DDR2 SDRAM 800 MHz SO DIMM 200-pin - Max 4GB)
No Operating System
CPU: Intel Atom Processor D510 Dual Core
Chipset: Intel NM10
Graphics: Next-Generation NVIDIA ION(GT218-ION)
LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless: WLAN 802.11b/g/n at 2.4GHz
Card Reader: SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC
Front I/O port: Card Reader x 1 (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC); USB2.0 x2; USB3.0 x1; Headphone-out jack x 1; MIC x 1
Rear I/O port: Built-in Wi-Fi antenna x1; USB 2.0 x 2; HDMI out x1; Lan RJ-45 x1; D-Sub x1; Audio jack (S/PDIF out) x1
Side IO port: USB 3.0 x1; e-SATA x 1
Power Supply: 19Vdc, 3.42A, 65W Power adapter
Dimension (L"xW"xH"): 8.78 x 7 x 1.06
Accessories: Quick Start Guide, Power adapter Power Cord, Stylish Stand, VESA Mount Kit, S/PDIF adapter, Warranty Card
Weight: 5.21 lb; Color: Black;
Warranty Information : 1 Year
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16 of 16 found the following review helpful:
Works GreatDec 10, 2011
By C. Dowden
Plug in a drive, add memory, and an operating system and go. I was running in minutes.
Be advised there is little or nothing in the way of useful information with the bare bones package. You get a computer, power brick, and a stand in a box. There's a disk that may or may not have useful stuff on it. And some small screws. Also a plate that evidently allows attaching the computer to the back of an Asus monitor.
You need to know that the two flat-head screws on the grille with a small metal bail are for the drive slot. And the other two screws hold the side cover, same side as the screws are on, in place. It's a snap-fit cover, but go easy. A tongue depressor or a pallet knife helps here. Inside is a metal plate with a single screw over the memory compartment. Two slots.
Running Ubuntu Linux 10.04. The long term support release. A useful alternative to Windows anything. The fine points of which are another place and another time.
I've had it a day. No disappointments and no surprises so far.
7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Does not stream internet video well, Silverlight or FlashApr 05, 2012
By Travis Kale
I wish I could give this item a good review but I can't. It played HD video files from my local and network storage flawlessly; however, when attempting to stream SD & HD content from Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, etc.., the video was jerky, like frames were being dropped. I tested this both wireless and using a network cable, no difference. I tested my internet bandwidth using speedtest.net, I was getting 20Mbps down, more than enough to stream HD let alone SD. I tried using all drivers included on the supplied CD ROM, no go. I updated the machine with all the latest drivers through windows update, no go. I tried updating the drivers for the most likely culprits, the video card and network card, from the vendor websites, no go.
I tried both the CCCP codecs and the core AVC codecs. No go.
I tried both turning off hardware acceleration and enabling hardware acceleration in Silverlight & Flash. Neither had an effect. No go.
For the curious, I installed 4GB DDR2 800 RAM, and a 5400 RPM drive, same hardware as the full featured eeeBoxes. I tried both Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit and 64 bit.
ASUS support was absolutely no help, terrible in fact. When I wrote to them they replied back that I should ensure I had a strong wireless signal after I had just told them the same information I supplied above. Clearly their technicians have no idea what they are doing or just supply canned responses. On the same note it took them over 7 days to respond. In the response email they asked me to fill out a survey where an option was available to have them call me. I used this option over a week ago and I am still waiting for that phone call.
So if you plan to never stream internet videos; this little machine would be great, but who falls into that category this day and age?
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Not as advertisedJun 12, 2012
By The G Man
The listing clearly states that this item has 2 USB 3.0 ports, one on the front and one on the side.
As another reviewer pointed out, this computer does NOT contain any USB 3.0 ports.
Here is the lspci output:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation N10 Family DMI Bridge (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation NM10 Family LPC Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 02)
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [ION] (rev a2)
02:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
03:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 06)
Notice that there isn't a single USB 3.0 controller listed.
Unfortunately, I can't find anything near this price-point with USB 3.0 (other than a ZBox with reports of intermittent USB 3 functionality), so I'm not exactly sure if I'm going to return this yet or just deal with USB 2.0 for now since 480mbps USB 2.0 is still faster than the Internet connection I'll be using to get data onto this.
If USB 3.0 support is important to you, do not buy this computer.
As for everything else, the form factor is great. The noise is non-existent. It's a very nice computer for the price, otherwise. I'm not running a GUI on it, so it's plenty fast for my needs.
But I really hate being lied to on the specs.
UPDATE (6/25/2012): I decided to return the PC since I really did want USB 3.0 and the Asus rep that replied to this original post confirmed that this unit is not supposed to have USB 3.0 ports. I bought the Foxconn NTA350-0H0W-B-A-NA (say that 10 times fast) instead. I did alert Amazon to the issue with the listing and they said they would get the listing updated, but that was over a week ago and I can see they still have not updated the listing.
I've updated my review to 4 stars (previously 2) since, with the knowledge that it's only supposed to have USB 2.0 ports, this computer is actually a very fine piece of machinery with a solid build.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Good and cheap option!May 31, 2012
By Tiago Bernal
Add a memory Ram, a HD and a Operational system and Go! You will have, maybe the cheapest solution to a media center.
I put 4MB of RAM, 500GB of HD (7.200 RPM) and the XBMCbuntu as OS and ran very well. I don't know if it needed this kind of configuration, but works very well for me.
My unique complaint is about a complete absence of the manual to install the memory, the HD and the OS. Maybe you will need the help for some expert or look for some help in the internet. I got the second option and it worked.
Sweet Box, but no USB 3.0Jun 29, 2012
The two principal reasons that I bought this product was the support for USB 3.0 and WakeOnLan. Unfortunately, as pointed out below, there is no USB 3.0 support. If I would have known this earlier I'm not sure if I would have settled for this device, but now I did and I must say that everything else is pretty sweet. I really like the form factor and the fact that it is running rather cool without using any fans. The WOL is also working as intended and I now have a server that I can power on from anywhere over the Internet.
I would also like to point out that even though "lspci" shows only 5 USB ports (4 of which are listed as 1.1), all 6 of them work fine and they all have a USB 2.0 interface. You can determine this by connecting a USB 2.0 device to a port and then run "dmesg | tail -n 40 | grep usb" which will say that you are connected via ehci_hcd, the USB 2.0 connection (1.1 = uhci, 3.0 = xhci). So overall, I am disappointed with the lack of USB 3.0, but still happy with my purchase =)
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