Official Specs for the Asus Eee Keyboard Revealed

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:


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Model Name EK1542
Operating SystemWindows® XP Home
Display5", 800x480 Multi-touch Panel
CPUIntel® Atom™ N270
Chipset945GSE / ICH7-M
Default MemoryDDR2 1GB on-board memory
Hybrid Storage16GB/32GB SSD
Wireless Video TransferUltra-wideband Technology
Wireless Data Network802.11b/g/n @2.4GHz
LAN10/100/1000 Mbps
Battery LifeInternal battery (up to 4 hr)**
Multi-mediaVideo decoderBroadcom 70010/70012 Solution
SpeakerSpeaker x2
Built-in MicSingle Mic
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
Receiver Interface˙ HDMI out x 1
Power Supply12Vdc, 3A, 36W EeeKeyboard PC Power Adaptor5Vdc, 2.4A, 12W Ultra-wideband Power Adaptor
PhysicalDimension(mm)145mm(L) x 425mm(H) x (10mm front ~ 24.4mm back)(H)
Weight1.1 kg (2.4 lb)
AccessoriesUltra-wideband Receiver (with Adapter)Quick Start GuideUser ManualWarranty CardRecovery/Support DVDPower Adapter (36W)
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  • what the hell.............
  • rpmrush
    I guess useful if there are spare monitors to hook to everywhere u go. Can't imagine the 5inch screen being useful.
  • thejerk
    I'd like dual-core for that price, please.
  • Bolbi
    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...
  • orionantares
    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.
  • proxy711
    As much as i love Asus products i just don't see much of a use for this...
  • Shadow703793
    Operating System Windows® XP Home
    And 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.

    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.
  • babachoo
    Sorry, that was a typo. It's a G73 not a G71, not that it matters. Really wish you could edit these posts. :(
  • babachoo
    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.

    Sorry Asus, as a G71 laptop and P6X58D Premium desktop owner, I really do love your products, but this one is just pathetic.