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Asus Eee Keyboard Taken Apart and Explored

We've been eagerly anticipating the Asus Eee Keyboard ever since we first saw it at CES earlier this year. We thought that we'd have in our hands by now, but the latest word is that it'll be hitting in August.

French tech site Blogeee managed to obtain an early sample of the Eee Keyboard and has put it through its paces, including a rather full examination of its internals.

Like most netbooks, the Asus Eee Keyboard features the rather modest Intel GMA950 graphics, which isn't capable of decoding high-definition video streams that the device promises to output. Instead, a chip from Silicon Image does the job of decoding the video and sending it out via HDMI.

Check out the images and below.

For more details, see Blogeee.net.

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.
  • 08nwsula
    I still say they need to make that thing waterproof.
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  • dzeric
    The device would be cool if the little screen popped out and was usable as a ipod-touch like device, and would dock to the keyboard. Unfortunately it looks like a neck cramp and eyestrain nightmare.
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  • jacobdrj
    It is so cool. =1 on the waterproof comment.

    But I want the uber cool t91 more...
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  • mdillenbeck
    Maybe not HD streams - but I wonder how this would work with a wall-mounted monitor in a kitchen. Get recipes online, stream online radios or music from a server, and jump onto sites like Hulu or (if you have Windows on it) Netflix for watch instantly movies. No HD streaming? Oh well, as long as it can still handle non-HD streaming.
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  • joseph85
    as long as this isn't insanely expensive it may be good for some consumers.
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  • Greg_77
    Cute, but I don't see its advantage over a netbook. Is it the bigger keyboard? I don't see why that would be such an advantage, you won't type on a home theater pc that much anyways. I rather control my home theater through a wireless HDMI netbook.
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  • Regulas
    I wonder if it will work with other computers and OS's?
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  • Will it run Crysis?
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  • afrobacon
    howardli@hotmailcomWill it run Crysis?No
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  • apache_lives
    exactly why would i buy and use one of these?
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