After 16 months of first laying eyes on it, the Asus Eee Keyboard is finally an officially launched product.
Asus over the weekend launched the Eee Keyboard on its website, giving it official specifications. Now we know exactly what you're getting for your $599:
|Windows® XP Home
|5", 800x480 Multi-touch Panel
|Intel® Atom™ N270
|945GSE / ICH7-M
|DDR2 1GB on-board memory
|Wireless Video Transfer
|Wireless Data Network
|Internal battery (up to 4 hr)**
|Broadcom 70010/70012 Solution
|Interface (Rear IO Port)
|˙ USB 2.0 x3˙ HDMI out x 1˙ VGA x 1˙ Antenna (WAN + Ultra-wideband) x 1˙ Giga Lan RJ-45 x 1˙ Headphone-out jack x 1˙ MIC x 1
|˙ HDMI out x 1
|12Vdc, 3A, 36W EeeKeyboard PC Power Adaptor5Vdc, 2.4A, 12W Ultra-wideband Power Adaptor
|145mm(L) x 425mm(H) x (10mm front ~ 24.4mm back)(H)
|1.1 kg (2.4 lb)
|Ultra-wideband Receiver (with Adapter)Quick Start GuideUser ManualWarranty CardRecovery/Support DVDPower Adapter (36W)
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what the hell.............Reply
I guess useful if there are spare monitors to hook to everywhere u go. Can't imagine the 5inch screen being useful.Reply
I'd like dual-core for that price, please.Reply
thejerkI'd like dual-core for that price, please.Yah, but I guess you pay for the extreme portability and unusual form factor. Otherwise, it's just a netbook with a smaller screen and bigger keyboard...Reply
I think this design was poorly thought out. I could see a potential use for the basic concept if you could pair it with a tablet to be able to get more productivity power and a keyboard for when you need it. Aside from that I don't really see much of a use for something like this and it would need different specs to really be useful for productive purposes.Reply
As much as i love Asus products i just don't see much of a use for this...Reply
Operating System Windows® XP HomeAnd here I thought XP was dead....
Why not just use a stripped down Linux?
Wow, you guys just don't get what this product's function actually is, eh? This isn't supposed to be like a laptop or netbook. It's supposed to be more like a set-top box that sits on your living room table and let's you watch videos, browse the web, etc, on your HDTV (hence the Ultra Wide Band transmission capability). The little screen is actually an input device, not a monitor.Reply
That said... why is it XP and not MCE? Also, the price/power. Also, it does seem pretty useless, not even taking the price into consideration.
Sorry, that was a typo. It's a G73 not a G71, not that it matters. Really wish you could edit these posts. :(Reply
When I first heard about the EEE, I didn't hear much, but it piqued my interest. The general idea of the form factor and limited functionality seemed like a decent idea to compete with the (nonexistent?) tablet market. But any novelty has now worn off because for $600 I could get a pretty nice laptop. One that has 4 times as much RAM, 10 to 20 times HDD space, a screen I can actually see (do they really expect people to stop typing and hold that entire contraption up to their face just to see what they just typed?), a non-Atom processor (I'm not sure an Atom could power anything other than a cell phone with any proficiency), and with an OS much better than XP.Reply
Sorry Asus, as a G71 laptop and P6X58D Premium desktop owner, I really do love your products, but this one is just pathetic.