Asus Eeebox PC EB1033 was simply too much of a good deal to ignore, at least on paper. This machine is now a bargain given that the operating system itself costs more than two-thirds of the price tag.
Specs & Functionality
This PC comes with a 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium, useful as you can get up to 4GB of RAM on it as such you should be able to upgrade to Windows 10 almost immediately. Things turn sour though as you turn on the computer and discover that it is powered by an Intel Atom D2550, a three-year-old CPU that, in spite offering two cores clocked at 1.86GHz, is still hampered by its Cedarview origin and its 1MB L2 cache.
Being power thrifty nevertheless does not predict well when it comes to functionality and the ugly truth became apparent during the bench-marking process the Asus EeeBox EB1033 is one of the slowest PCs we have tested for the last four years but that should not come as a surprise.
The EeeBox EB1033 somehow manages to keep its calm consuming only 18-W when idle and 27-W when under load.
Asus has also bundled a number of applications including its own energy monitoring software as well as Adobe Acrobat Reader, Asus Vibe Fun Center, Trend Micro’s Titanium Internet Security and a few other more or less useful applications.
A thickness of just under 3cm and weighing 700g, it’s great for those looking to save space on an already crammed desk. It comes with a stand as well as a rotatable VESA mount kit should you want to hide the EeeBox PC behind a monitor.
The front of the EB1033 houses, from top to bottom, an SD card reader, a power button, four USB ports and two audio sockets. The EB1033 is just as well suited for a business environment thanks to a plenty of specialties.
If you plan to use the EB1033 as a media player or an office machine, then it is likely to be a great addition to your home or business setup.