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During CES 2009 ASUS presented a prototype for their Eee Keyboard, a complete computer – including a 5” touch-screen display – housed inside a keyboard running Windows XP. So don’t be fooled by its name: Eee Keyboard is a complete functional computer that you can use to write texts, surf the web, check e-mails, use Skype, etc. The idea is to connect it to a video monitor or HDTV wirelessly. We took a look at this innovative product.

Please notice that what we saw was just a prototype. The final product – if it really reaches the market – can be different.

ASUS Eee KeyboardFigure 1: ASUS Eee Keyboard.

On the pictures below you can see the concept behind this product as presented by ASUS during their CES 2009 press conference.

ASUS Eee KeyboardFigure 2: Concept.

ASUS Eee KeyboardFigure 3: Concept.

ASUS Eee KeyboardFigure 4: Concept.

Let’s now talk about the specs and show you some more pictures.

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The basic specs for Eee Keyboard you can see in Figure 5 and includes Atom N270 or N330 CPU, 1 GB DDR2, wireless network 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth, Ethernet port, built-in microphone and speakers, VGA output, HDMI output, 4-in-1 memory card reader, USB 2.0 ports, 5” LCD display with touch-screen capability (800 x 480 native resolution), 16 GB or 32 GB solid state drive (SSD) and weighting less than 2 pounds (1 Kg).

ASUS Eee KeyboardFigure 5: Specs.

You can see more pictures from the Eee Keyboard prototype below.

ASUS Eee KeyboardFigure 6: The keyboard.

ASUS Eee KeyboardFigure 7: The touch-screen LCD display.

ASUS Eee KeyboardFigure 8: Connectivity.