Rival Eee Keyboard Spotted, Powered by XP
Great Wall has created an Eee Keyboard rival that sports Nvidia's Ion GPU and Windows XP.
Looks as though the Asus Eee keyboard won't be the only PC-in-a-keyboard in town. In fact, while Asus kept delaying the Eee's release, Chinese cloner Great Wall decided to up the ante with its new Cross PC U510 and throw in Nvidia's 1.6 Ghz Ion GPU with an HDMI port that supposedly cranks out HD content.
According to Chinese website zol.com.cn, the keyboard includes 2 GB of RAM, a 250 GB SATA HDD, and Wi-Fi connectivity. The 5-inch TFT touchscreen, mounted to the right, features handwriting recognition, 3D graphics, and is powered by Windows XP.
But unlike the Asus Eee, the device does not have a built-in battery, requiring an external power source. The device also doesn't support dual-displays, and will turn off the touchscreen when connected to an HDTV or other display.
Website Cloned in China reports that the Cross PC U510 is slated to have a price point of 3888 Yuan (around $570 USD), however it's currently unknown if the device will even leave China.