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ASUS Ebox and MSI Wind(box) go head to head at COMPUTEX

by Parm Mann on 2 June 2008, 16:04

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Atom-powered systems are said to be all the rage here at COMPUTEX '08, and judging by what we've seen so far, that might well be true.

Though many stands are still heavily under construction, ASUS and MSI were both today preparing their Atom-based mini-systems for display.

In the red corner, ASUS' Eee desktop machine, the Ebox, is in plentiful supply at the ASUS stand. Over the coming days, you'll be seeing this tiny system in various colours and designs (including a lovely bamboo) and you'll be hearing a lot about it.

In the blue corner, MSI's Wind Desktop, which we've dubbed the "Windbox", has literally invaded the MSI stand, it's everywhere, and comes with plenty of bright colours and graphical designs.

Both systems will feature Intel Atom processors and they'll go head to head later this year. But, there's one key factor that could sway consumers toward MSI's Wind - it has an optical drive, whereas the Ebox, sadly, doesn't. Then again, the Ebox looks a whole lot cooler (in our opinion) and is a fair amount smaller, too.

We'll be sure to get complete specifications, prices, and launch dates, when COMPUTEX officially opens tomorrow.

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The MSI one looks just like a regular, low cost desktop PC standing on its side.
I think styling was very much in the back of their minds, and i think the ASUS will beat it hands down.
Now, with their laptops, it might be the other way around…
The EBox looks ace. Wind looks crap.

That's that problem solved, then.
How come you can say crap and i can't?
Look : c**p.
I wanted to say it was c**p :(
it's the self-censoring feature of your web browser.

it removes passwords too!

see: my password is ********