ASUS Launches the EeeKeyboard PC

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Trooper_One

My neck is sore just by thinking of looking at the screen on the right of my keyboard.  maybe they should've split the keyboard and centre the screen in the middle of it.

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Trooper_One

My neck is sore just by thinking of looking at the screen on the right of my keyboard.  maybe they should've split the keyboard and centre the screen in the middle of it.

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Muerte

The largest TV remote ever!!!

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Taz0

I can't accurately estimate the size of this thing from a drawn hand, but this may be the first "netbook" to actually have a half-decent keyboard. But I guess we'll still have to wait for the first netbook to have half-decent performance.

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orangecrate

o were the comadore vic 20 is here again

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B10H4Z4RD

Ok, if someone can mod this into a tower moniter [C [orG] PU temp/clockspeed,  music player etc] then I would go for it. till then...have fun w/ your media

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EricX2

I've always been confused by this thing. Is it a PC in a keyboard in the sense that it is a one piece device that requires no other equipment? Like a tiny notebook with a PDA screen and external monitor connector?

Or is it a keyboard that plugs into one computer that has a built in secondary computer in it that can provide information unrelated to the computer the keyboard is connected to?

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aviaggio

The former.

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compro01

Does this remind anyone else of the Commodore VIC-20?

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aviaggio

Yes. Probably performs about as well too.

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PawBear

" Concept" it is, barely functional 'till they up the specs.  Love the idea though.

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RtDK

When are they going to shrink down the components of the PC (mobo, CPU, GPU, HDD, DVD drive etc.) into plugin-sized chips so that we can design our own all-in-one PC's or laptops?

I mean, really. With the rate tech is progressing, shouldn't it be that simple by now? Think about it. Just choose a shell-casing (laptop-shell, keyboard-shell, monitor-shell, etc.) choose your individual components to plug in, assemble, and go.

What's keeping us from making that big step forward?

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Taz0

  • "When are they going to shrink down the components of the PC (mobo, CPU, GPU, HDD, DVD drive etc.) into plugin-sized chips"

They're called cell phones.

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aviaggio

Are we still oooing and ahhhing over Atom processors? Let's face it, they are ridiculously slow and simply do not provide the extended battery life they promised. Why anyone would want a device with one of these overhyped turds is beyond me.

Ditto to ION. 

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B10H4Z4RD

AGREED! i must say I love my EEEPC however the underpoweredness of it is.... disappointing. 

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On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero. Chuck Palahniuk, FIght Club.

 Intel Q6600@3.2

ASUS P5N-D

Evga GTX 275 896

 

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dethdeks

"but the fact that it is limited to 720p with a 5-meter range definitely
restricts some of its usefulness" if your sitting more then 5 meters from your tv and using this then your not even gonna notice the difference of 720p or even 1080p for that matter so why even bother complaining about something so stupid like this

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Justin.Kerr

Range and resolution are two different issues, both of which are a bit of a buzz kill depending on how you plan on using this. You can be 2cm away and still not be able to use 1080p.
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aviaggio

The further away from a monitor you sit the harder it becomes for the eye to perceive resolution. At 15 feet you'd need a REALLY big TV to distinguish between 720p and 1080p.

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hades_2100

Yes, like my 94" projection screen where I sit 10meters away.

hades

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dethdeks

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