updated 05:20 pm EDT, Thu May 14, 2009
ASUS Eee Keyboard to ship
ASUS is set to launch its keyboard PC, the Eee Keyboard, sometime by the end of June, according to Engadget. The device offers an embedded PC driven by an Atom N270 processor, with an 800 by 480 pixel touchscreen display that doubles as a trackpad. The all-in-one runs on Windows XP and is said to include a 32GB SSD, stereo speakers, a microphone and 802.11n or Bluetooth connectivity. An HDMI output can be used to connect an external display.
When the device was previewed at CES in January, the company referenced a wireless variant that connects via ultra-wideband HDMI. Several UWB monitor prototypes were on hand at CeBIT.
More details will be available at the upcoming Computex conference in Taipei. The wired Eee Keyboard is expected to carry a $400 price tag, while the wireless option could add another $200.