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Asus Releases Eee Keyboard Promo Video

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Anonymous
April 10, 2010 1:57:42 AM

This is waaay cooler than the iPad.
Just get it out before Apple makes one.
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April 10, 2010 2:40:24 AM

its sort of like an inverse ipad isnt it? lol thats kinda cool
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April 10, 2010 2:40:25 AM

Do you pronounce this "triple E" or "E-E-E" or just "eh"?

Just wondering...Personally, I think the eh keyboard makes sense for this kind of product.
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April 10, 2010 2:52:44 AM

This is a seemingly cool product. Being able to use any screen via wireless connection is a great feature. But...

I don't think it has the hardware capabilities to truly act as a media center like it's portrayed. Sure, that hardware is great for that little screen next to it, but what about that 50" 1920x1080 TV in my living room?
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April 10, 2010 3:00:45 AM

If they told you the price in that promo they would be doomed. Why should it cost more than a laptop?
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April 10, 2010 4:27:31 AM

It is a neat concept, but at the end of the day it is a gimmick. It is just a low end laptop/netbook with an undersized screen in a different form-factor.
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April 10, 2010 4:57:25 AM

gsacksIt is a neat concept, but at the end of the day it is a gimmick. It is just a low end laptop/netbook with an undersized screen in a different form-factor.

The iPad is just a gimmick too, didn't stop 300k sheep from sucking it up.

It's also interesting to note that ASUS invented the netbook, which at the time was just an underpowered laptop with a new form factor. That took off really well. We'll have to see if they can pull it off again or not.
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April 10, 2010 6:34:32 AM

want one NOW.......!!!!!! give me one NOW!!!!!!
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April 10, 2010 7:14:05 AM

Without an Apple logo, no one will pay more than $200 for it.
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April 10, 2010 7:58:31 AM

deividastwant one NOW.......!!!!!! give me one NOW!!!!!!

Seriously, what use do you have for it? I can't think of one application I could find any use for me. On the other hand, with the ipad, at least reading sounds like a winner.
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April 10, 2010 1:06:01 PM

On the surface, because I don't really know too much about this product, this is just a laptop with the screen removed to me.
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Anonymous
April 10, 2010 2:05:16 PM

This is not a new form-factor. In fact, Cybernetman has been making these since the Pentium 3 chip. I remember back in 2002 looking into purchasing one of these for my mobile recording studio:

http://www.cybernetman.com/en/products/zero-footprint-p...
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April 10, 2010 2:11:56 PM

Wow... a modern incarnation of a Commodore 64 type product. Even hooks up to your TV!!! Most early home systems had everything integrated into the keyboard and it's funny to see the industry returning to that type of low-power home computer product.
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April 10, 2010 2:44:43 PM

I can easily imagine some one running a C64 or vic20 emu on this and playing retro games on their TV to relive the good old days.
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Anonymous
April 10, 2010 3:15:20 PM

Woohoo!
the EeePc was late. 3 months to be exact, but the EeeKeyboard is VERY LATE!
After more than a year they are still playing around with the idea, and noone has ever seen one in real life!

We're 3 generations ahead of the Atom N260 and still no Eee-keyboard!

So for all those wanting one, the video tells you to hold on and wait a bit more, probably only to discontinue the product due to too expensive, and older technology.
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April 10, 2010 8:25:43 PM

Eee eh? I see more use from this than an iPad, especially as IPTV grows in popularity.
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April 10, 2010 9:44:56 PM

if it would be a foldable one into your pocket like the bluetooth keyboard that i have :p  then we are talking...
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April 11, 2010 2:55:00 AM

That's a cool product, but does it run Windows on it so I can install whatever programs I want on it ? cause if not then it's not so cool

And yeah does it run Crysis ? LOL
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April 11, 2010 4:51:27 AM

Mmm. This is a neat idea for the user that does not want a tower, but wants the performance of a nettop. I guess this will sell well in that sector.

And although it's (probably) been said many times before, this looks like a shiny, white C64. :p 
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April 11, 2010 5:19:45 AM

No wireless HDMI standard = No buy.
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April 11, 2010 5:20:55 AM

apoqSeriously, what use do you have for it? I can't think of one application I could find any use for me. On the other hand, with the ipad, at least reading sounds like a winner.


Uh oh. You just broke a tom's hardware rule. You can't say anything positive about the iPad or the cellar dwellars who troll the forums bashing Apple will denounce you immediately. Learn from your mistake.
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April 11, 2010 9:06:29 AM

Zinosys said:
And although it's (probably) been said many times before, this looks like a shiny, white C64. :p 

More like a VIC-20 then - they were white.
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Anonymous
April 11, 2010 11:27:43 AM

Flashing out an ipad on the train and doing stuff = cool;
Flashing out a ... keyboard (!?) and start typing = weirdo.
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April 11, 2010 2:51:54 PM

sintekkWow... a modern incarnation of a Commodore 64 type product. Even hooks up to your TV!!! Most early home systems had everything integrated into the keyboard and it's funny to see the industry returning to that type of low-power home computer product.

Hey!
There was nothing "low-power" about Commodore 64 when it came out .... what are you some sort of a Sinclair Spectrum fan ? ;) 

EEEKeyboard looks nice and all, but it is laaaate and the main question in what is it good for, so it better be cheap or it is going to flop. Maybe ASUS knows they can't make it extremely cheap and this is the reason for eternal delays.
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April 11, 2010 4:50:21 PM

Cool product. I would get one if it were priced reasonably.
On another note- who released this commercial with such amateurishly edited audio? That loop is just awful. Sounds like something a 12 year old does on the first try with Sony Acid Express.
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April 11, 2010 4:51:21 PM

Keyboard, how quaint! Move technology forward, not backwards!
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April 11, 2010 5:56:35 PM

People that actually use ten-key will never buy one of these.
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April 11, 2010 9:01:51 PM

Uhg that looping 20 second .wav file they used for the music really annoyed me. Thats all I could pay attention to
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April 12, 2010 1:23:01 PM

What would make this product killer to me would be the ability to plug it into my PC and use it as a standard keyboard, but also have the screen on the side to use for things like AIM chat, or even better would be steam chat.
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April 12, 2010 3:33:54 PM

This is all cool unless we see the price tag.
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Anonymous
April 13, 2010 9:23:44 PM

"Asus has made a promo video. That's means the product is getting closer to release, we hope".
BUT, if that's true then why is it just an animated "artist's impression" of the keyboard rather than a real video of the actual product???
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