Feeds

Asus Eee keyboard opens CES

Keyboard, display, PC, kitchen sink

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

CES Asus has kicked off this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with a sneak preview of the upcoming Eee keyboard-cum-PC, which features an integrated display.

Asus_Eee_Keyboard_03

Asus' Eee keyboard was spied at CES

Images courtesy of Gizmodo

Described as a fully functional PC with inset Qwerty key arrangement, the keyboard has a 5in touch screen that displays a suite of bespoke media controls or a Windows desktop, according to a report by Stuff.

The keyboard is powered by Intel’s Atom processor and incorporates a selection of USB and video ports around the back. it has solid state storage and, of course, Wi-Fi connectivity.

Asus_Eee_Keyboard_01

Ports-a-plenty

The device also features an Ultra-Wideband Wireless HDMI port, which could, theoretically, be used for streaming films from the keyboard to your HD TV.

Asus_Eee_Keyboard_02

The keyboard features a 5in touchscreen

An optical drive hasn’t been crammed into the keyboard, but Asus told press at the company's pre-CES conference that a range of themed peripherals will be launched following the keyboard’s official release.

The keyboard is still a prototype and so its battery only lasts for around 90 minutes, but Asus expects the keyboard to run for about three hours when it hits the shops.

And when can you expect to be able to buy this funky Asus Eee keyboard? September, apparently. A price hasn’t been confirmed yet. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
End of buttons? Apple looks to patent animating iPhone sidewalls
Filing suggests handset with display strips
Samsung Gear S: Quick, LAUNCH IT – before Apple straps on iWatch
Full specs for wrist-mounted device here ... but who'll buy it?
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
Apple's iWatch? They cannae do it ... they don't have the POWER
Analyst predicts fanbois will have to wait until next year
Reg man looks through a Glass, darkly: Google's toy ploy or killer tech specs?
Tip: Put the shades on and you'll look less of a spanner
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
prev story

Whitepapers

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup
Learn why inSync received the highest overall rating from Druva and is the top choice for the mobile workforce.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.