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EeeKeyboard PC finally available?
Asus launched an innovative concept with the first Eee PC. Since then, all manufacturers have developed entire netbook ranges, with varying prices in spite of strong similarities in spec.
A year ago, Asus presented an original concept at CES: a keyboard into which a screen is built, the equivalent of an Eee PC. We haven’t seen much more of it but it seems as if the EeeKeyboard PC will be on view at CES 2010.
It’ll come in the form of a keyboard at the heart of which there’ll be an Atom N270, 1 gigabyte of DDR2 (cannot be extended) and a 16 or 32 GB SSD. The right side of the keyboard will house a 5-inch touch screen at a resolution of 800x480. The display will be handled by a very standard GMA 950.
The keyboard has a VGA out and an HDMI for the connection of an external screen on which you’ll be able to watch HD video. Asus has added a Broadcom chip for this as the GMA 950 can’t read 720 or 1080p video. NB: Windows XP can only be launched when an external screen is connected. Without an external screen, the built-in touch screen will display widgets (weather, rss flows, Facebook, Twitter etc.), just like an iPhone.
The Asus EeeKeyboard PC will be available for $499 or $599 (depending on the size of the SSD).
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