A clone of the Eee keyboard
Written by Benoit Lamamy
Published on January 25, 2010
We recently told you about the Asus Eee Keyboard, an original concept seemingly nicely produced. Just like for the original Eee PCs, it hasn’t taken the competition long to announce its reaction.
You’ll soon be able to obtain, in China, the “Cross PC U510”, a keyboard with a touch screen that runs Windows XP. It comes with a 5-inch screen but we don’t yet have any information on resolution. With an Atom 1.6 GHz CPU (probably an N260 or N270), there are also 2 GB of RAM, a 250 GB hard drive and an NVIDA ION chipset.
In terms of performances, the copy seems to outdo the original, but with some other differences also. While the Eee Keyboard works perfectly with a dual-screen set-up (required for using Windows XP), the U510 cannot support this. Also, where the Asus offers the option of a secondary OS adapted to the size of the touch screen, the U510 is powered only by Windows. Asus also offers wireless HD support to read content on an external screen, the U510 doesn’t.
The Cross PC U510 is likely to cost $569 and be available in black or grey. No information has yet been given with respect to international availability.
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