ASUS EeeKeyboard to launch in February for $499?

Posted on Wednesday, January 06 2010 @ 19:06 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
PC Mag heard ASUS plans to finally release its EeeKeyboard PC in February, the device is expected to retail for $499 to $599.
The EeeKeyboard PC is essentially half of a netbook, since there isn't a screen attached to it. A full size, island-style keyboard and a 5-inch touch display are the only features visible close up, but there's a lot more to this peripheral than what's visible to the naked eye.

Asus gets rid of the traditional chassis by squeezing netbook parts inside an accessory that people have beside their desktops all the time. It runs on a previous generation Intel Atom N270 (1.6 GHz) processor, located beneath the I, O, and P keys. There's a single DIMM slot, with 1 gigabyte of DDR2 memory and no accessible way to upgrade to 2 GB. (Hackers will undoubtedly find a way, though.) With storage, it's SSD all the way – a 16-GB SSD comes standard, with an option to go to 32 GB later on. Windows XP Home Edition is basically your only option, given the capacity of the SSD. It even has a built-in battery, which, according to Asus, lasts up to 4 hours.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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