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Asus Releases Eee Keyboard Promo Video

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 31 comments

Asus has made a promo video. That's means the product is getting closer to release, we hope.

Where is the Asus Eee Keyboard? The Taiwanese computer company still says that it is on its way, despite almost a year's worth of delays.

Last month we heard that the new date given to the innovative PC-in-a-keyboard product is April, which would be the month that we're currently cruising through. Asus now only has three weeks to make good on that promise, but we're feeling optimistic this time.

Asus Launches Eee Keyboard Promo Video

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    Anonymous , April 10, 2010 1:57 AM
    This is waaay cooler than the iPad.
    Just get it out before Apple makes one.
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    cruiseoveride , April 10, 2010 7:14 AM
    Without an Apple logo, no one will pay more than $200 for it.
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    Anonymous , April 10, 2010 1:57 AM
    This is waaay cooler than the iPad.
    Just get it out before Apple makes one.
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    shin0bi272 , April 10, 2010 2:40 AM
    its sort of like an inverse ipad isnt it? lol thats kinda cool
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    babybeluga , April 10, 2010 2:40 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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    RazberyBandit , April 10, 2010 2:52 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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    ChaobSiroc , April 10, 2010 3:00 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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    gsacks , April 10, 2010 4:27 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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    Abrahm , April 10, 2010 4:57 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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    deividast , April 10, 2010 6:34 AM
    want one NOW.......!!!!!! give me one NOW!!!!!!
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    cruiseoveride , April 10, 2010 7:14 AM
    Without an Apple logo, no one will pay more than $200 for it.
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    apoq , April 10, 2010 7:58 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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    Ryun , April 10, 2010 1:06 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 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-pc/
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    sintekk , April 10, 2010 2:11 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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    nforce4max , April 10, 2010 2:44 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 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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    Von Death , April 10, 2010 8:25 PM
    Eee eh? I see more use from this than an iPad, especially as IPTV grows in popularity.
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    drutort , April 10, 2010 9:44 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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    azetec , April 11, 2010 2:55 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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    Zinosys , April 11, 2010 4:51 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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    tayb , April 11, 2010 5:19 AM
    No wireless HDMI standard = No buy.
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