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Asus Eee Keyboard is a sexy bit of kit

Asus Eee Keyboard is a sexy bit of kit

Asus' Eee Keyboard is no thicker than a standard keyboard without an entire PC inside!

CeBIT 2009: With a five inch 800 x 480 touch pad to the right, a built in N270 Atom with 16-32GB SSD, 802.11n wireless, Ethernet, VGA and HDMI into something no fatter than a normal keyboard, maybe the desktop PC is a thing of the past.

All this lacks is some decent graphics from Nvidia's GeForce 9400M, but that’s another story entirely.

The brushed aluminium keyboard looks fantastic and we’ll be sure to get one in-house to have a play. The battery inside means it’s entirely portable but the Asus rep could only elude to a rough battery life after I took a wild stab in the dark at three hours.

There’s not really much more to say other than it’s an Atom shoehorned into a keyboard! At the end of the day, how many more Atom based Eee products do we really need? We like the idea but it’s no different than a laptop without a proper display – at least this gives freedom of choice what display to us and a full size keyboard (bar number pad) to type in.

Whatever will Asus Eee-ify next? Anyone for a bit of Eee-bingo? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

Asus Eee Keyboard is a sexy bit of kit

Asus Eee Keyboard is a sexy bit of kit

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Leitchy 9th March 2009, 10:11 Quote
Whats the screen/black area on right hand side for, Touchpad?
MajorTom 9th March 2009, 10:18 Quote
So it's a whole PC? Can it be plugged into a desktop and used as a keyboard? Both?
mikeuk2004 9th March 2009, 10:22 Quote
wow, pc in a keybaord. I wonder what their design team are thinking of next, a pc in a mouse :)
The Jambo 9th March 2009, 10:31 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leitchy
Whats the screen/black area on right hand side for, Touchpad?

It's a 5 inch touchscreen, resolution of 800x480. Apparently it looks pretty sharp.
badders 9th March 2009, 10:51 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by MajorTom
So it's a whole PC? Can it be plugged into a desktop and used as a keyboard? Both?

I want to know this.

If I can use it as a network machine to organise shares/traffic etc,, or even to feed me RSS while I'm playing games, then I WANT ONE.

If it's only a standalone PC, then I can't be bothered with it.
DXR_13KE 9th March 2009, 11:15 Quote
interesting... it would be more interesting if this could be pluged into a standard computer and be used as a keyboard...
Tyr 9th March 2009, 11:19 Quote
Erm, that is weird, especially if you can run the thing using only the built in screen. Talk about neck ache! Imagine looking down to the right constantly!
Vode 9th March 2009, 11:36 Quote
Apparently will come in two SKUs, one with wireless HDMI and one without... Could be interesting, but I think I'd rather strap a Eeebox to the back of my TV.
Krikkit 9th March 2009, 14:29 Quote
If that's even close to being able to handle BBC iPlayer/4oD or similar, it'll be a smash with people at home. All these folks with spangly new HDTV's would love it tbh. :D
Redbeaver 9th March 2009, 21:44 Quote
ooooooooh! :D best Eee PC. period.
Cupboard 9th March 2009, 23:55 Quote
It would be quite cool if you could put a numpad on the touchscreen...
Xir 11th March 2009, 13:52 Quote
HDMI (or any other form of TV-out) has been sadly lacking from the EEE-netbooks...maybe they're learnig
Helldiver18 13th March 2009, 18:39 Quote
If it could be hooked to my LCD TV it would be nice! internet on the fly!

But I still would prefer a all glass tablet (sort of iTouch A4 format)
MSHunter 20th May 2009, 16:20 Quote
I second the ITouch in A4 format. It would be the perfect: Netbook, E-reader, media player, TabletPC ect. Of course it would have to be an OLED screen other wise the glare would be horrendous, because of the angle of use.
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