Whist Tablet PCs - in essence, a display housing a PC - are by no means anything new, and whilst convertibles such as the recently featured Always Innovating Touch Book Netbook tend to simply discard their keyboards in order to become Tablets, the Asus Eee Keyboard PC comes from an altogether refreshing angle in, as the name suggests, offering a fully fledged PC housed within a keyboard.
Whilst a full official release from Asus concerning the Asus Eee Keyboard PC has yet to materialise, it is known that the device will, in line with its Eee roots, pack a 1.6GHz Atom CPU, 1GB RAM, built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity whilst , in terms of storage, the device will purportedly come with either a 16GB or 32GB SSD (no HDD options, to the best of our knowledge, have surfaced as yet). Additionally, and of special note, the Asus Eee Keyboard PC also boasts a 5″ onboard display - though the degree of functionality offered by said display eludes us for the time being (the above image confirms quick launch icons and we suspect that some program functionality will be offered with, for example, the calculator, clock, alarm, and notepad).
From an I/O perspective you’re looking at 2x USB, VGA and audio in/out as well as HDMI whilst, in order to connect to a display, Asus are, according to Asus chairman Jonney Shih, apparently set to offer wireless and wired monitor connectivity being offered in two distinct models with the former retailing at anything around $400-$600 and the latter retailing for around $400 (a $200 premium for wireless connectivity seems a little steep, mind).
In terms of availability, Shih confirmed that Asus are looking at a Q2 release for both the wired and wireless Asus Eee Keyboard PC and, with this in mind, we really ought not to have to wait long to see the devices features fully detailed for us to pour over.
We wait with baited breath as, for the time being, we have many unanswered questions.
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