While we were taking the wraps off the Eee Box 206 last week, Asus was already prepping its next release, which has been confirmed as the Eee Box B208, coming with a 1.6GHz dual-core Atom 330 processor, along with 1GB of RAM, a memory card reader, WiFi b/g/n connection, ATI Radeon HD 4350 graphics card, a bundled remote control and HDMI output, to let you watch any HD content on your LCD TV. Different from previous versions, the new B208 will house Windows Vista in each of the optional storage capacities, starting from 160GB inside the basic package and up to 320GB at the top. Other than that, you get an integrated battery, to be used as a UPS device in case of a power outage and the already known Eee Cinema software to handle your multimedia files. Unfortunately, there are no available details about price or availability, but be sure we’ll share this info as soon as it lands in.
Update1: This is weird, but Asus has just removed the B208 from its website, after a very short appearance, and we have no idea why or when this new nettop machine is about to make a comeback. Until then, you’ll have to settle with the aforementioned specs that we’ve managed to pull out while it was up. In any case, no pricing details to share at this point but we promise to update soon.
Update2: Latest reports indicate the Eee Box B208 might show up again, this time on the European side of the world, somewhere around June – fingers crossed.