We’ve seen the Asus Eee keyboard a number of times already at various tradeshows. It debuted and impressed us at CES. We saw it again at CeBit. But when will it actually hit the real world? Supposedly June, according to Engadget Chinese.
Back in Janury Asus described it as "fully functional PC," basically amounting to a full netbook built into a keyboard. What further set it apart, however, is the 5-inch touch panel and wireless HDMI out.
Specs are as follows: 1.6 GHz Atom processor (rumor says it’s the Z520), 1 GB of DDR2, the option for either a 16 GB or 32 GB SSD, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, the wireless HDMI we told you about before. Ports wise you’re looking at HDMI, three USB, VGA and audio I/O – all in a package weighing 900 g.
Reports say that the touchscreen can be used as a multi-function multimedia remote, a browser, a media player and a calculator. Pricing hasn’t been announced, but the wired HDMI version is said to come in at around $400, while the fancy wireless HDMI model could float at $600.
We should get another hands-on at Computex next month, hopefully with some official confirmation of pricing and availability.