Asus Might be Joining the Home Server Market

Justin Kerr

It still hasn’t been formally announced yet, but if these Chinese shaky cam photos are to be believed, Asus might soon be following Acer into the Windows home server market.

The new Asus Mini TS is about 600 MHz faster than the Acer easyStore unveiled back in May, but the trade off is two fewer internal SATA slots. This drawback might not be as bad as it sounds however because it cuts down on the bulk of the device, and the 6 USB 2.0 slots, and 2 eSATA ports might actually make it a better option for some.

So far Asus hasn’t confirmed the authenticity of the photos which leads us to believe if these pictures are legit, it’s likely still in the prototype phase meaning it won’t hit store shelves until 2010. If you’re looking for a portable home server option in the future however, this might be one to watch.

Here is a full breakdown comparison between the Acer and Asus offerings.

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