Asus Eee Keyboard Launching Late June

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.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • afrobacon
    Beyond the touchscreen the design looks a little outdated, and it could use a little more HD space. Other then that I want one!
  • 08nwsula
    I don't know how many times I have spilled something into my keyboad, or had someone trip over the cord while sitting at my couch, or had my wireless knocked off of my coffee table. I hope this thing is really durable.
  • Summer Leigh Castle
    Why not use the 330 (dual core atom) instead?
  • scook9
    although neat. This will never replace a htpc. It is just too limited. Kind of looks like a keyboard with an ipod touch built in. I prefer what i have, a ipod touch, a dinovo edge, and a htpc with blu ray and ALOT more than 32 gb of storage.
  • leafblower29
    Looks like the mac keyboard
  • Tindytim
    and wireless HDMI out.
  • 7amood
    yes... that's a big WHAT???
  • IronRyan21
    Back in Janury

  • war2k9
    Forgot to turn spell checker
  • Tindytim
    7amoodyes... that's a big WHAT???Well,