Asus Intros Eee PC Keyboard with Screen

picture-7TechwareLabs is reporting that Asus has introduced their new Eee PC keyboard with an integrated screen.   The keyboard itself apparently features the guts of a typical netbook and integrates some type of built-in navigation screen.   No word on whether the integrated screen is removable or touch sensitive.   Official specs are unclear other than it’s running the Intel Atom processor and the keyboard is Aluminum.     Think netbook trapped in a keyboard.   It would be neat to have a removable, mobile device built into the keyboard, but that seems unlikely.

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Via TechwareLabs.   Stay tuned as GBM’s CES 2009 coverage continues.

4 Comments

  1. turn.self.off

    01/07/2009 at 4:15 am

    *groan* that keyboard design looks like its ripped right out of a recent macbook…

    come on people, have some real creativity…

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  2. Sumocat

    01/07/2009 at 6:59 am

    Gizmodo is reporting the integrated screen is a touchscreen. The icons and layout would seem to corroborate that.

    Also, Asus is a major Apple manufacturer, so it’s no coincidence the stuff they build resembles Apple designs.

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  3. Dodot

    01/07/2009 at 9:38 am

    This sort of reminds me of the AlphaSmart mobile devices – the ones with a keyboard form factor with an integrated display. Of course the AlphaSmart were meant to be used independent of another computer. This keyboard seems like it’s meant to be used as an accessory.

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  4. sipp11

    01/07/2009 at 9:44 am

    Just wonder why Apple can make almost everyone think of this keyboard’s design is what Apple invented. While Apple did the same as everybody else–ripped the whole design from SONY!!!

    People should have way to advertise like Apple to make them good, huh?

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