Asus has been showing off an Eee Keyboard since CES in January. But at the CeBIT trade show in Germany earlier this month, the company actually had working units, and Chippy from UMPC Portal and Sascha from Netbook News.de got a chance to check one out.
Not only is the machine a full sized keyboard with an integrated computer, touchscreen display, Intel Atom CPU, and solid state disk. But it’s also got a battery. In other words, while the Eee Keyboard is designed for users who want to sit in front of their television set and stream video from a PC or the web onto their TV, you could theoretically take the machine out of the house and use it like a laptop. I can’t imagine anyone would actually want to do this. It’s too big and clunky to be a portable computer, and the screen is laid out in an awkward position for anything but media browsing. But you know, I write about laptops and I guess I’m just looking for an excuse to talk about this fascinating product.
Anyway, you can check out Steve and Sascha’s hands on video after the break.