Asus Unleashes EEE PC-In-A-Keyboard With Wireless HDMI

Asus has managed to cram a whole EEE PC computer into a super slim keyboard that seems to have been dreamt by Apple's design team and it includes a killer feature; Wireless HDMI.

The EEE PC Keyboard can connect to any device that can be connected either to a HDMI server or even wireless to a computer (using an application like Maxivista or Synergy).

The 950g device runs on Windows XP Home, carries a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, sports 1GB memory and comes either with 16GB or 32GB Solid State storage.

Connectivity is impressive and incldues WiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.0, UltraWideband HD multimedia interface, USB 2.0 ports, VGA ports, HDMI ports (plus a card reader it seems and a pair of mini speakers) and a slew of audio connectors.

On top of that, the keyboard - which has protruding keys and an aluminium finish - has a 5-inch colour screen on the right of the keypad to display a host of information.

There's no optical drive and the battery life only stands at 90 minutes; but the item is set to be released in September 2009; bear in mind that Asus could possibly remove the touchscreen (replacing it by, say a docking station) and improve the battery technology substantially plus Windows 7 will certainly be here.

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Our Comments

No price or exact availability dates has been given by Asus. But we don't really care. The fact that Asus has demoed a working model of this computer will bring back fond memories of Commodore C64 and Amiga 500 all-in-one computers. Hopefully other manufacturers (Acer, MSI) will come up with similar products in a not so distant future.

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