It’s been a good 17 months since Asus first introduced the world to its computer-in-a-keyboard concept. But the device is finally shipping today. Amazon has the Eee Keyboard in stock for $599 and says it can offer 1-day shipping, which means the first early adopters could have the Eee Keyboard as early as tomorrow.
At $599, I’m still not sure why anyone would buy a keyboard with a 4 hour battery and a computer stuffed inside when it would be cheaper to just pick up a cheap nettop, stick it next to your HDTV, and buy a separate wireless keyboard.
But if you’re still interested, here’s what you get with the Eee Keyboard: Windows XP, Wireless HDMI, a Broadcom Crystal HD video accelerator, a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, 1G of RAM, and a 5 inch, 800 x 480 pixel touchscreen for launching applications and viewing some content on the keyboard without bringing it up on your TV.