Netbooks will be an important part of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and Asus is getting ready to showcase some of its new and upcoming goodies, including Eee PC touch tablets and a rather atypical yet interesting product called the Eee Keyboard.
The upcoming 8.9-inch Eee PC T91 and the 10-inch Eee PC T101H are the company’s first netbooks with a swivel screen. Both have Windows XP Home SP3 installed on them, use a customized Asus interface for touch screen functionality, and will reportedly be available with built-in GPS functionality, a TV tuner, and an FM transmitter as options. Asus didn’t share details regarding price or launch dates, though.
In addition to its multi touch-capable tablets, the company also showed off the Eee Keyboard, a compact keyboard with a 5-inch touchpad on the right side of the device and a fully functional PC inside. The Eee Keyboard apparently runs Microsoft Windows XP Home and comes with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom microprocessor, 1GB of DDR2 DRAM and an onboard 16GB or 32GB SSD to store data.
Interestingly, it will also come complete with wireless HDMI capability, enabling any compatible HD television to be used as a monitor for your computing activity. Asus is clearly not afraid to break out of the mold when it comes to netbooks, whether or not this new product succeeds is another question but it is certainly a cool concept for a home theater PC. Check out some more pictures over at Gizmodo.