In a brief snippet of a rumor, DigiTimes
is reporting that ASUS is planning an Ion-based Eee Box
B1006 for Q3 of 2009. Ion's a good start, but if they shackle it to an Intel Atom 230
processor and once again bludgeon our dreams of a low-cost home theater PC capable of handling full-screen Flash video, well, somebody's going to get hurt. Ion-based Eee PC netbooks are coming too, but those don't have a production schedule yet according to the Taiwanese tattle-rag.