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Asus Eee Keyboard Taken Apart and Explored

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The Asus Eee Keyboard picked apart for the world to see.

We've been eagerly anticipating the Asus Eee Keyboard ever since we first saw it at CES earlier this year. We thought that we'd have in our hands by now, but the latest word is that it'll be hitting in August.

French tech site Blogeee managed to obtain an early sample of the Eee Keyboard and has put it through its paces, including a rather full examination of its internals.

Like most netbooks, the Asus Eee Keyboard features the rather modest Intel GMA950 graphics, which isn't capable of decoding high-definition video streams that the device promises to output. Instead, a chip from Silicon Image does the job of decoding the video and sending it out via HDMI.

Check out the images and below.

For more details, see Blogeee.net.

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    Clintonio , 9 July 2009 08:58
    I've never used the keypad for entering numbers, so this is quite an interesting thing I may have to purchase.
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    Dangerous Beans , 9 July 2009 13:27
    I'm with the Rabid Badger, I like larger keyboards with number pads. Still it is a cool idea, even if it does look like a mac keyboard.

    I wonder if you can mod it into an IBM model M keyboard?
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    PT88 , 9 July 2009 15:35
    would be nice if the vidio wasnt in french
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    ukgooey , 9 July 2009 19:25
    I don't get it. What's the advantage of this over a notebook/netbook/pineapple?
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    LePhuronn , 9 July 2009 21:30
    @ukgooey:

    1. Office workstation with near-zero footprint

    2. A gimmick for Asus to develop now that the novelty of the EeePC has worn off
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    Anonymous , 11 July 2009 00:37
    Does it run Workbench?