Will all the buzz surrounding ASUS' Eee PC notebooks, it's
easy to overlook other members of the family. The Eee PC range has gained
attention in recent weeks thanks to the addition of the 4G-X
model sporting Windows XP Home and the upcoming
8.9" Eee PC 900 model which is due in the coming months.
Today, however, it's time for a new ASUS family member to
shine. ASUS is now touting its Essentio CS5110 desktop which is claims is
"The world’s smallest Desktop PC equipped with a fully embedded discrete
The CS5110 measures just 7.9" x 11.4" x 3.1"
and weighs just 7.5 pounds. The CS5110 is also relatively quiet and only emits
23.9dB of noise at idle.
Despite the small dimensions, the CS5110 packs quite a
punch. The desktop features an Intel G35-based motherboard and supports Core 2
Duo, Pentium Dual Core and Celeron D processors. Up to 4GB of DDR2 memory (via
two SO-DIMM slots) is supported and the chassis can accommodate a single
3.5" SATA II HDD, and either a slot-loading DVD SuperMulti or Blu-ray
Since ASUS touts the discrete graphics capabilities of the
CS5110, it should be pointed out that the PC includes an NVIDIA GeForce 8600M
GT graphics card with 256MB of memory.
Other features of the CS5110 include 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth
2.0+EDR, GbE, six USB 2.0 ports, Firewire, an HDMI port, a VGA port and a
10-in-1 media reader.
ASUS gave no table for launch or a price for its new desktop
PC, so stay tuned for more details.