Asus has added a new addition to their product line, and for a refreshing change it does not fit in the Eee family. The newest addition is the Essentio CS5110 desktop PC, in which Asus is claiming that it is “the world’s smallest Desktop PC equipped with a fully embedded discrete graphic card,” which is an NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics card with 256MB of memory.
With the graphics aside, the CS5110 seems to be a decent offering, and one that would work equally well for a home PC or a media-centric PC in the living room thanks to the low 23.9dB sound output when idling. The CS5110 also has an S/PIDF out which offers up 7.1 audio as well as HDMI support.
Otherwise the CS5110 features an Intel G35-based motherboard, which can support a Core 2 Duo, Pentium Dual Core or Celeron D processor, up to 4GB of RAM and has room for one 3.5-inch hard drive and a slot loading DVD burner with an optional Blu-ray drive. The CS5110 also has Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, VGA port, built-in card reader, six USB 2.0 ports and a Firewire port.
Sadly with all the information that Asus released, they neglected to mention any pricing or availability.