It doesn't take a monster system to run Microsoft Office or surf the web, hence why we're starting to see so many small form factor (SFF) PCs as of late. One of the newest SFF rigs to emerge is the Asus Eee Box EB1037, which is a mini-desktop system that looks like a router but is a full-fledged PC build around Intel's Bay Trail platform with a Celeron J1900 quad-core processor clocked at 2GHz.
The Eee Box EB1037 also features discrete Nvidia 820M graphics with 512MB of onboard memory, up to 8GB of RAM, choice between solid state drive (64GB or 128GB) or hard drive (320GB to 1TB), 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GbE LAN port, 4-in-1 card reader, headphone and microphone ports, two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, and Windows 8.1.
We mentioned that it looks like a router -- it measures 8.6 inches by 6.8 inches by 1.15 inches and weighs around 1.5 pounds. There are no cooling fans so it runs completely silent. Asus isn't worried about overheating since the Celeron J1900 is a 10W chip that doesn't generate much heat.
The Eee Box EB1037 isn't offered in the U.S. just yet, though some overseas shops have it listed for around 270 euros (~$364 in U.S. currency).