At the beginning of this month, Halex showed us and presented the ASUS Eee Keyboard PC, a computer that is actually a keyboard with a touchscreen. The concept tries to revolutionize the industry as much as Apple did since the first iMac, which "hid" the computer behind the monitor.
Now, we have a video of this beauty recorded a few weeks ago, at CeBIT 2009 in operation and, frankly, it is difficult to comment on the product. I am not sure which audience it is intended for, but it is a somewhat curious idea, which can work very well or be an absolute failure, even if it is innovative.
(youtube) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r-y3HeNle0 (/ youtube)
The screen is a 5-inch touch-sensitive LCD (with a resolution of 480 × 800 pixels), which is exactly in place of the numeric keypad. Although the video shows it running a full version of Windows XP not quite right, its greatest use will be that of a remote control, since the Eee Keyboard can be connected to televisions. ASUS has already announced that it plans to launch HDMI models, both wired and wireless.
The Eee Keyboard PC hits the market starting at $ 400, including an Intel Atom processor of 1.6GHz 1GB of RAM and SSD options of 16 or 32GB. It comes with an 802.11b / g / n Wi-Fi card, Bluetooth 2.0, three USB 2.0 ports and a VGA output.