Asus Eee Keyboard appears on Amazon for $600 preorder

By on April 21, 2010, 1:10 PM
You haven't forgotten about Asus' Eee Keyboard, right? First appearing at CES 2009, the oft-delayed, netbook-infused keyboard has popped up on the radar once again -- and this time you can actually whip out your MasterCard.

Amazon is now accepting preorders for the device, which is priced at $600. That said, no launch information is given, only "You may pre-order it now and we will deliver it to you when it arrives." Considering the Eee Keyboard's near-vaporware status, we would be a little weary about forking over cash at this point -- at least not until it's officially being shipped.

According to Amazon's product page, the system packs an Intel Atom N270 (last-gen), 1GB of DDR2 RAM, a 16GB SSD, Ultra Wide Band built-in transmitter and external receiver, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, VGA, and three USB 2.0 ports. Alongside the keyboard is a 5-inch 800x480 LED multitouch display, and Windows XP Home is preinstalled.

Asus reportedly plans to release the Eee Keyboard sometime this month, but the end is drawing near and we've heard the same song and dance many times since January 2009.

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DarkCobra DarkCobra said:

An interesting product. However, at this price I would expect Windows 7 and not XP. Also, it's been nothing but vaporware since 2009 and I'll believe it when I see it. It's one of those things you don't want to be the first on the block trying.

Guest said:

That thing looks disgusting.

gwailo247, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

I guess we're getting closer and closer to that really boss Ono Sendai deck.

Xclusiveitalian Xclusiveitalian said:

That thing isn't worth $600! $200-300 sounds more realistic, but even then this just doesn't seem worth it.

ET3D, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Regarding forking cash, I think that if you want it, it's not bad to order it now. The credit card won't be charged until it ships, and Amazon's policy is that if the price goes up, you still pay only $600, and if it goes down, you pay the new price. Of course it's possible that another store will have it cheaper when it arrives.

Regarding the device, yet, it's more expensive than I'd hoped. The specs are pretty old, and I'd have expected something better. I still think it's a cool idea. Hopefully it will turn out to have better specs.

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