Asus Recalls Worm-Infested Eee PCs From Japan

Asus has not so surprisingly decided to recall the Eee Box B202 » 10/14/08 8:50am 10/14/08 8:50am mini PCs in Japan. The virus-y boxes are confined to the land of Gojira, since it was only on Eee PCs tailored for the Japanese market. The numbers in play are pretty sad, actually: Asus built a wimpy 4,500 boxes for Japan and only sold 300, so the…

Asus Admits That a Virus Shipped With Some Eee Box Mini PCs

Asus has admitted to its Japanese customers that some of the Eee Box B202 » 10/08/08 1:30pm 10/08/08 1:30pm mini PCs they shipped included a recycled.exe virus loaded on the D: partition. When the drive is opened, the virus (identified by Symantec as the W32/Usbalex worm) attempts to infect the C: drive and any removable drives attached to the…

Asus Eee Box B202: Our First Look, Plus Official Specs (Only $300)

The other toy Asus brought for us to look at is their upcoming Eee Box, which will launch mid-July in the US. Running on a 1.6GHz Atom processor, it comes in Windows XP and Linux versions, both of which are blissfully cheap: $269 for the base 1GB RAM, 80GB storage Linux model, $299 for XP. Memory and storage are… » 6/02/08 11:17am 6/02/08 11:17am