Asus Eee Top

Can Asus' touch device give us a taste of the future of Windows?

The Eee has evolved again into a neat Apple iMac-like desktop PC, but where the £200 Eee Box offered a barebones approach, the Eee Top is a PC/monitor combo with touchscreen input.

The original Eee netbook was impressive enough, but the Eee Top trumps it technologically: it's a fully fledged and stylish desktop with a tiny footprint – perfect for the lounge or kitchen as a second PC.

We loved the system's looks and build-quality, and were pleasantly surprised by the resilience of the chassis. However, the Eee Top is all about the screen and at this affordable price point it's heartening to see that not only is it bright and clear, with an unusual resolution of 1,366 x 768, its touch capabilities are every bit as good as the best smartphones or tablet PCs around.

This is aided by Asus' excellent adaptation of Windows XP; there are some smart features that make the most of the touch medium.

Full review

MusicRadar Rating

4.5 / 5 stars
Pros

Very accurate touchscreen. Intelligent customisation of XP. Reasonably priced

Cons

Should come with wireless peripherals

Verdict

Brilliant concept, well built and hopefully will be the first of many touchscreen desktops

Features

1.3M pixel Webcam

Display resolution

1366 x 768

Display size

15.6

Display type

TFT

Drive speed

5400

HDD capacity

160

Installed RAM

1024

Memory card compatability

Memory Stick MultiMediaCard SD Card

Operating system

Windows XP Home

Speaker details

4W Hifi speaker x 2 + SRS Premium Sound System

Weight

4.3

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