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.