Asus Eee Keyboard is Actually a PC: Featuring Touchscreen, Wi-Fi, Wireless HDMI, Atom

Keyboard is an Input Device – Wrong! Asus has taken pledge to re-define the old-definition. After their cool line-up of Eee Netbooks, they are here to revolutionize & invade the keyboards.

Specs: This sleek device has a remarkable 5-inch touchscreen and Ultra Wideband HDMI (with receiver) to connect to your HDTV.

The Eee Keyboard’s netbook-like specs also include a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 16- or 32GB solid-state hard disk, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI, Wireless HDMI, a USB 2.0 and ofcourse battery (of unknown capacity). And of course standard stuff – Ethernet, audio, etc.

It would be priced bit on the higher side – $400-$500. And with Windows 7 debuting on October 22, hopefully the Eee Keyboard will ditch XP altogether or may be Linux to cut costs ont hat front.

A PC in a Keyboard?

The idea is new and will prevail for a new segment in the market. A segment which would go mainly with the multimedia and Internet freeks. Playing a HD movie wireless from your keyboard(oops PC) to HDTV, streaming online content, browsing the web would be a new experience altogether.

The built in screen is good, features full 16bit colors, though resolution is still unknown. It shouldn’t be less than that of iPhone (320×480). Though you can’t do much over the 5″ touch display, Asus has still smartly added a Cellphone like interface which runs apps like Doc, Facebook, browser just like your iPhone. I’m not sure how much will that be of utility, since it’s not a phone-like gadget. But still, it will primarily serve as Info and Media controller.

Fair deal. The only thing that remains in question is How far will battery’s juice last when you are streaming HD movies to your TV? If Asus does well over this, we are sure, they got it all.

The October launch is set for U.S and Europe. Meanwhile, get the feel by watching this Hands-on Video (via netbooknews.com)

Let us know what you think.

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  • Tom

    > A PC in a Keyboard? The idea is new and will prevail for a new segment in the market.

    Ah come on. That’s just outright lying. This is where the home PC started! TRS-80, C64, Amstrad CPC-464, Sinclair Spectrum…need I go on?! And no, it does not count that they haven’t been around in a while or that they may not have been running x86 :[

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  • Observer

    “A PC in a Keyboard?

    The idea is new and will prevail for a new segment in the market”

    NEW? You must have missed the whole pre 80286, Commodore PC, Sinclair Z80 spectrum era …

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  • Blake

    Great idea, crappy design.

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  • Unclear what advantage this has over a note/net book.

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  • thats like putting a car in a big giant tire kinda like the race rtacks … it would be cool but useless.. is this made for sleestacks?

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  • Sleestacks are Scarryy.. 🙁

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