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    ASUS Eee Keyboard PC Officially Launched

    ASUS’s latest Eee Keyboard PC is finally here, and gives people yet another portable web-enabled multimedia entertainment center or stylish boardroom presentation solution.  It’s the first of its kind, and its potential could carve a path into a new dimension of computer and computer accessories.

    ASUS Eee Keyboard PC Officially Launched

    The Eee Keyboard PC will be powered by an Intel Atom N270 processor supported by 1GB of DDR2 memory. Lightweight at just 2.4 pounds and finished in aluminum with a durable UV-coated underside, ASUS has announced that in response to user input, the EK1542’s LED-backlit keys are precisely calibrated to ensure consistency in mechanical responsiveness, latency, and actuation pressure.

    The ultra-wideband display kit will now be included with initial purchase, allowing users to stream HD 720p visuals to a designated display device within a 5-meter range. The 5-inch 800 x 480 multi-touch panel to the right of main keying area can (at its most basic level) be set to control onscreen activity, or can be set to display quick launch keys and shortcuts to enable users to easily access programs and web content. It can also display the media player’s interface, allowing users to browse, select, and play songs with a tap of a finger.

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    Surprisingly, it will run on Windows XP Home, and not Vista or Windows 7. Interfacing with the Eee Keyboard PC is taken care of by the inclusion of three USB 2.0 ports for adding external storage to complement its 16GB/32GB SSD drive, or to facilitate wired printing options and so on.  There is also an HDMI and a VGA port for connection to a HD television or monitor, as well as headphone and microphone jacks.

    Amazon has posted a pre-release listing for $599.  We should see it shipping in the next 2-4 weeks.

    Published on May 5, 2010

    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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