Asus Eee Box B202 Desktop System Evaluation

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Test Methodology:  Before we jump right into the benchmark comparisons, we'd like to explain a few things about our test setup.  We tested the Asus Eee Box as it came configured out of the box.  Windows XP SP2 Home Edition was installed as shipped from the factory as well, so all we did was load up our benchmarking software, executed a disk clean-up and then defragged the hard drive, rebooted and ran our tests.  We've provided additional benchmark reference numbers in the following pages from our recent
VIA Nano L1200 articles, only as a frame of reference.

Synthetic CPU and Memory Benchmarks
SiSoft Sandra XII SP2C

We began our testing with SiSoftware's SANDRA XII, the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant. We ran three of the built-in subsystem tests that partially comprise the SANDRA XII suite with the Asus Eee Box (CPU Arithmetic, Multimedia, and Memory Bandwidth).  All of the scores reported below were taken with the system's default clock speeds of 1.6GHz, with 1GB of DDR2-400 system memory.

CPU Test
Mutlimedia Test
Memory Bandwidth Test

With a crazy low power consumption of just 2.5 watts, it's a wonder the Eee Box's Atom processor can even keep pace with the likes of the AMD Turion 64 ML-37 (35 watts) processor listed in the SANDRA reference numbers, but it's not too far off actually.  In the SANDRA Multimedia test, you can see the Eee Box and its Atom processor is actually able to outpace the AMD Sempron 2800+ (1.6GHz), the Pentium 4 at 2GHz and the Athlon XP 1600+ (1.4GHz) -- an impressive feat to be sure.  Finally, in terms of memory bandwidth, you'll note that this is not the Eee Box's strong suit but it does fall in line with a similarly configured Intel 945GMS notebook platform with PC2-4300 memory.

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Retrograde 6 years ago
I'm sold, now when is this going to be available? Newegg's got nothing and Amazon has a pre-order price of $349. I can't even find a mention of this thing on Asus's website
Dave_HH 6 years ago
Hi Retro,

Thanks for visiting HH and welcome. I'm sorry to report that $299 was in fact a typo. We've adjusted the pricing to $349, according to current MSRP.

marco c 6 years ago
Expected availability is August 11 in the US market.
nECrO1967 6 years ago

Thanks guys. I was waiting to see this. Impressive to say the least. I was surprised to see it did better in things it wasn't really meant to. I think $299 is a more realistic price point. While nothing to brag about, a low end system from a retail outlet would be just $50 more and give you a lot more upgrade options to extend life. Unless of course your primaty reasaon to buy is the power consumtion. (Or lack thereof!)

entermymatrix03 6 years ago

my parents are looking for a nice computer in the $400 range. I think your video Davo just sold this one. Thanks man for the great review!

bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

Yeah I am really loving the video! This pc would make a nice little box for a mom. I'm kinda lusting after it for a little linux box.


warlord 6 years ago

It would make a great linux box thats for sure

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