The Asus Eee keyboard was first announced during CES 2009 and it made a big splash because of its very novel concept. It took a long time but this very unique and one-of- a-kind gizmo is finally getting its commercial launch. In fact, this product is now a new category to itself in the realm of computing. Asus engineers managed to squeezed in a fully-functional computer within the Eee Keyboard and thus, have created a new genre, Keyboard Computers!
The Asus Eee keyboard shares the same physical look and size of the typical desktop keyboard except that instead of a numpad on the right side, it sports a 5-inch touchscreen display that also functions as a touchpad. The keyboard itself is done in aluminum-finish and the keys are of regular size and are laid-out in chiclet fashion. Typing on this keyboard is easy and comfortable but its greatest achievement is its versatile functionality. Embedded within this keyboard is a complete computer that can run a full-blown operating system like Windows XP or Windows 7. Asus Eee Keyboard has a price of $599 and this model comes with the default Windows XP Home Edition. However, Asus has hinted it can run Windows 7 glitch-free.
The engineers of Asus have integrated a powerful Intel Atom 1.6Ghz N270 CPU, 1GB of DDR2 memory, and a 16GB SSD hard drive inside the Eee Keyboard chassis. It comes with the usual computer I/O ports like 3 USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.1, VGA and HDMI outputs, Gigabit Ethernet, and 802.11 b/g/n WiFi connectivity. Aside from these, it is also equipped with Ultra-Wideband Technology that can wirelessly stream HD videos to any compatible HD display. Versatility is the strength of this gadget. It serves you well while you are at the office or on the road. You can hook it up to an ordinary HDTV at home too. Watch movies or play music with it on your home theater system.
The 5-inch screen display is quite functional for doing basic tasks like browsing the web and checking on your Facebook and Myspace accounts. It can replace your laptop or netbook and be coolest guy. While millions of people own netbooks, iPads or laptops, you will be only one with a keyboard computer.
Asus Eee Keyboard Key Features and Technical Specs
- An LED-backlit keyboard PC with 5-inch multi-touch display panel
- Ultra-Wideband Technology wirelessly streams HD content to an HDMI-ready display
- Capacitive display for precise navigation at a touch
- Easy Mode gives you quick access to the Internet, photos, music, videos, Skype, and other useful apps
- Broadcom Crystal HD Technology for seamless HD video playback
- Built-in battery for up to 4 hours of unplugged use
- High-speed wireless N networking for faster wireless connectivity
- Unlimited ASUS WebStorage for a secure, convenient way to backup, share, and access your data online
- Ships with Windows XP Home