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Eee Monitor is in the works

Eee Monitor is in the works

The Eee PC monitor is expected to retail for around $500

Something dropped in our inbox this morning that raised an eyebrow - there is an Eee PC monitor due in the near future.

If there wasn't enough Eee launches and sub-notebook mania occuring lately, get ready for some more.

If our Chinese translation is correct, it might have DVI and VGA inputs, but the emailer wasn't sure - saying that it all depended on Asus' choice of selling it "as a monitor first, with a PC second".

The Eee PC-esque internals - we are assuming something Atom based, but the email doesn't specify this - provide an RJ45 Ethernet, RJ11 modem, webcam, four USB 2.0 ports (in the back, six in total), microphone, line-in and stereo speaker output but Denon quality speakers included in the monitor itself.

From the looks at least it is widescreen and a decent size, although there was no indication yet of what sizes will be available.

What we do know is that it will be available in both white and black, and is quoted as retailing for $500. Let us know if you'd be interested in it by hopping into the forums.

Eee Monitor is in the works

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Daniel114 3rd July 2008, 12:24 Quote
I'd be really tempted if it didn't look like it was designed by Fisher Price
Bauul 3rd July 2008, 12:43 Quote
Now if that was a touch screen...
Risky 3rd July 2008, 12:57 Quote
Actually I can see that as being usefull for, say a kitchen PC where you just want a tidy terminal for the web or similar and maybe music/radio.
DXR_13KE 3rd July 2008, 13:05 Quote
remembers me a mac....
badders 3rd July 2008, 13:06 Quote
Is that an RJ11?
WTF is that for? I know what it's for I just want to know what it's doing on there...

Unless it's for an optional telephone attachment, so you can use the Thing as an IPphone terminal.
_DTM2000_ 3rd July 2008, 13:31 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by badders
Is that an RJ11?
WTF is that for? I know what it's for I just want to know what it's doing on there...

Unless it's for an optional telephone attachment, so you can use the Thing as an IPphone terminal.


My guess is it's nothing more exciting than a modem connection. I guess some people still use dial-up, for some strange reason only known to them.
liratheal 3rd July 2008, 13:40 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by _DTM2000_
My guess is it's nothing more exciting than a modem connection. I guess some people still use dial-up, for some strange reason only known to them.

They can't find the broadband train. Too busy waiting for google to load, y'see.

I agree with the Fisher Price sentiment.. Seriously, 'My first computer' is being screamed by that, er, thing.
Timmy_the_tortoise 3rd July 2008, 13:41 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Risky
Actually I can see that as being usefull for, say a kitchen PC where you just want a tidy terminal for the web or similar and maybe music/radio.

Yeah, good thinking, just a PC for general web browsing or watching videos/listening to music.

A touch screen would make it perfect for this though..
liratheal 3rd July 2008, 13:42 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Timmy_the_tortoise
Yeah, good thinking, just a PC for general web browsing or watching videos/listening to music.

A touch screen would make it perfect for this though..

Since some smart-ass shoe-horned a touch screen into the laptop, I'd be very surprised if one wasn't shoe-horned in here either by Asus or a third party.
Nexxo 3rd July 2008, 13:49 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Risky
Actually I can see that as being usefull for, say a kitchen PC where you just want a tidy terminal for the web or similar and maybe music/radio.
+1
Quote:
Originally Posted by liratheal
I agree with the Fisher Price sentiment.. Seriously, 'My first computer' is being screamed by that, er, thing.
Are you man or a mouse?!? If you don't like the look, mod it!

Seriously, it's functional and cheap enough to mod to within an inch of its life. You could put it in a nice oak picture frame. You could mount it behind a one-way mirror. You could drop it in a coffee table. You could build one in the bottom of a breakfast tray: have breakfast in bed and surf the net. The possibilities are endless.
liratheal 3rd July 2008, 13:55 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nexxo
Are you man or a mouse?!? If you don't like the look, mod it!

Seriously, it's functional and cheap enough to mod to within an inch of its life. You could put it in a nice oak picture frame. You could mount it behind a one-way mirror. You could drop it in a coffee table. You could build one in the bottom of a breakfast tray: have breakfast in bed and surf the net. The possibilities are endless.

I'm lazy :p I have one mod a month in me >.>

I'd be more interested if it gave me multi-touch control for RTS games, though.
proxess 3rd July 2008, 14:40 Quote
everyone's gone crazeee
scarrmrcc 3rd July 2008, 15:03 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by badders
Is that an RJ11?
WTF is that for? I know what it's for I just want to know what it's doing on there...

Unless it's for an optional telephone attachment, so you can use the Thing as an IPphone terminal.

there are many places where you can't braodband (unless you want to pay out the nose)

my parents for instance, have dial up, becaseu they live far enough out in the boonies, that it would cost $1200 just to get a cable line run out there.....and satellite is just crazy expensive, for how little they use the internet.

Asus is not trying to sell this to hardcore gamers, or even thinking it could be fast or powerful.
it is cheap, simple, and inexpensive. perfect for retired, fixed income people, or casual web surfers. people that it would be a waste to spend the money on even DSL.

you don't have to use the dial-up, but it is nice to have the option (i mean really, it probably added...what? a buck to the total price?)
wuyanxu 3rd July 2008, 20:17 Quote
i hope they won't be sued by Apple.
ch424 3rd July 2008, 21:13 Quote
All you people talking about the modem - it may have ADSL built in? Asus do make routers too...
1ad7 3rd July 2008, 23:03 Quote
this is an awesome idea, the only other small form factor( this small that is) is only in the mac flavor and Im sure this would be powerful enough for the people who will buy it. Would be great for airports etc who currently use lots of lcd's replace them with this and you could do alot more. It is kinda ugly though.... but so are most of its competition
Veles 3rd July 2008, 23:04 Quote
Looks like a good idea to me, I know Sony do something similar but they're pretty bulky things, this one looks like it could be quite useful.
Langer 3rd July 2008, 23:15 Quote
If it's anything like the eeePC notebooks the RJ11 port is non-functional, the modem chip isn't even installed.

I installed, more soldering than installing, one onto my eeePC to allow voip (it's a Conexant 56K RD02-D110 if anyone is interested).
ParaHelix.org 4th July 2008, 02:23 Quote
If they made a touchscreen model it would be perfect for kitchens and such, for music, media, ingredients and such.
ParaHelix.org 4th July 2008, 02:24 Quote
Oh, and by the way, it would also be useful if you can plug a wireless USB donged into it, so its a "wireless" monitor?
vampalan 4th July 2008, 05:45 Quote
What size is the screen?
Neo40k 4th July 2008, 07:16 Quote
Well... i been dreaming of an idea like this for a long time. Using Via boards and what not..

But I never found a combination that allowed me to play WOW at the quality I wanted it at
SO I will buy one if it plays WOW at Mid or Higher video settings.
[USRF]Obiwan 4th July 2008, 11:51 Quote
Seems to me that "EEE" is the new magic 'hype' word.
DXR_13KE 4th July 2008, 22:14 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by [USRF]Obiwan
Seems to me that "EEE" is the new magic 'hype' word.

EEE is the new i
The_Beast 5th July 2008, 04:38 Quote
It would be a cool thing to have in the kitchen and other place that don't need the power


But it'd need to be touch screen for me to buy it
Khensu 5th July 2008, 10:34 Quote
Heh, same idea on the books here (though more, ehh, mature looking). I never got the eee-'hype', to be honest, and this won't convince me either.

Oh, and touchscreen = win. No touchscreen = I'll settle for a laptop ;)
Risky 6th July 2008, 21:34 Quote
I don't think I need the touchscreen. I'd rather they kept the cost down - You can always stick a keyboard away in a kitchen drawer.
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