ASUS could soon be announcing a new product built on a similar Intel Atom platform that is featured across most of the company's low-end portable netbooks. Recently leaked on the Internet and claimed to be present at ASUS' booth at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Eee D200 seems to be one of the company's upcoming nettops. However, a quick look at the technical specifications may also indicate that the Eee D200 is actually meant to provide users with a new home media server.
Aside from the fact that it is equipped with an Intel Atom N270 processor, and that it packs 2GB of DDR2-533MHz memory, the specifications on this Eee D200 device are rather different from what you would normally find on some of those nettop systems. One of the main things that set the D200 apart from all the other nettops is the device's support for up to 2TB of storage space, on two 3.5-inch SATA HDDs on a RAID configuration.
The system's back panel is also featured with four USB 2.0 ports, a DVI connector, audio ports and four Ethernet LAN ports, in addition to a WAN port. Putting it all together, we have more and more reasons to believe that the Eee D200 is designed as ASUS' Eee solution for home media servers. However, that is yet to be confirmed, when the company finally decides to officially announce the product.
Additional features include the sleek looking, slot loading DVD optical drive and the built-in display that allegedly provides touchscreen capabilities. There aren't many pricing details to go on for the time being, but recent reports appear to indicate the Eee D200 could hit the market for around $600.
The nettop could potentially be launched at the upcoming CeBIT show in Hannover, Germany, due to start in March, unless the company decides to hurry with the launch and officially unveil it sometime before the 3rd of March.