Today eMachines took the wraps off of their new Atom-powered all-in-one nettop, the EZ1601-01. The new computer partners Intel’s ubiquitous low-powered processor with an 18.5-inch 1366×768 and DVD burner for a compact media solution.
- Processor: Intel Atom N270 @ 1.6GHz (512KB L2 cache)
- Memory: 1GB DDR2 SDRAM
- Hard drive: 160GB SATA
- Optical drive: 8X DVD+/-RW SuperMulti drive
- Sound: Integrated HD audio with built-in stereo speakers
- Video card: Intel GMA950 integrated graphics
- Wireless networking: 802.11b/g
- Operating system: Windows XP Home
- Built-in memory card readers
- Inputs: 5 USB2.0 (2 side, 3 back), audio in/out
- Keyboard and mouse
It’s interesting that Acer decided to go with an Atom processor traditionally reserved to netbooks in this new eMachines-branded desktop instead of something typically found in the desktop space like the Atom 230. The N270 does feature additional power savings over the 230, consuming a mere 2.5W of electricity instead of 4. The EZ1601-01 is definitely an interesting product, and with its DVD drive could easily become an affordable media-centric PC in dorm rooms, kitchens or other auxiliary computing areas.