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ASUS EK1542 EeeKeyboard PC

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Keyboard on the Outside, Smart PC Inside

ASUS introduced the EeeKeyboard PC–a fully-functional PC concealed within a svelte and stylish keyboard. First unveiled to a tremendous reception at CES 2009 and subsequently garnering 1st place at the CeBIT-PreView 2009 Awards, the portable 1kg EeeKeyboard PC works with any HDTV*, monitor*, or projector* to turn itself into a full-fledged PC. It provides users with a wireless computing platform, with Ultra-wideband (UWB) Wireless Display connectivity enabling it to stream HD 720p videos up to a 5-meter range (maximum 10-meter range for non-video transfers). Its built-in 5″ multi-touch panel provides users with an interactive and intuitive means of directing the on-screen cursor to launch programs, send instant messages, and control its media player.

The Complete Compact PC for Mobile and Versatile Indoor Computing
The lightweight, space-saving EeeKeyboard PC lends itself perfectly to a myriad of uses at home and in the office. The high-speed wireless multimedia and communication capabilities of the EeeKeyboard PC can be enjoyed with any HDTV, monitor or projector*. Connect the EeeKeyboard PC to a HDTV in the living room to turn it into the family multimedia entertainment center; hook it up with a monitor in the study or office and use it as a normal PC; or pair it with a projector in a conference room for presentations.

The EeeKeyboard PC comes with a durable and shock-proof solid state drive to ensure all stored data is kept safe during transit, while built-in conveniences such as the microphone and high quality stereo speakers allow users to enjoy all of the EeeKeyboard PC’s features without requiring additional accessories.

Ultra-wideband (UWB) Wireless Display Connectivity
The EeeKeyboard PC features Ultra-wideband (UWB) Wireless Display connectivity and is able to stream HD 720p visuals to a designated display device within a 5 meter range. UWB Wireless Display connectivity also brings with it higher data transfer rates, and ensures a reliable link during data transfers.

5″ Multi-touch Panel for an Intuitive and Interactive User Experience
The EeeKeyboard PC has another ingenious feature–an interactive 5″ multi-touch panel designed to enhance the user experience by adapting its functions to suit the task at hand. At its most basic level, it serves as a touchpad for controlling the main display cursor. It can be set to display quick launch keys and shortcuts to enable users to easily access programs and web content. It can also display the media player’s interface, allowing users to browse, select, and play songs with a tap of a finger.

ASUS has taken user feedback into account and ensured that the EeeKeyboard PC’s LED-backlit keys are precisely calibrated to ensure consistency in mechanical responsiveness, latency, and actuation pressure. The EeeKeyboard PC is engineered for both quality and durability, with its aluminum cover and UV-coated underside ensuring it looks brand new even after years of use.

Specifications

Model Name EK1542
Price $599 (check price)
Operating System Windows XP Home
Display 5″, 800×480 Multi-touch Panel
CPU Intel Atom™ N270
Chipset 945GSE / ICH7-M
Default Memory DDR2 1GB on-board memory
Hybrid Storage 16GB/32GB SSD
Wireless Video Transfer Ultra-wideband Technology
Wireless Data Network 802.11b/g/n @2.4GHz
LAN 10/100/1000 Mbps
Bluetooth V2.1
Battery Life Internal battery (up to 4 hr)**
Video decoder Broadcom 70010/70012 Solution
Speaker Speaker x2
Built-in Mic Single Mic
Interface (Rear IO Port) USB 2.0 x 3
HDMI out x 1
VGA x 1
Antenna (WAN + Ultra-wideband) x 1
Giga Lan RJ-45 x 1
Headphone-out jack x 1
MIC x 1
Receiver Interface HDMI out x 1
Power Supply 12Vdc, 3A, 36W EeeKeyboard PC Power Adaptor
5Vdc, 2.4A, 12W Ultra-wideband Power Adaptor
Dimension(mm) 145mm(L) x 425mm(H) x (10mm front ~ 24.4mm back)(H)
Weight 1.1 kg (2.4 lb)
Color Sliver
Accessories Ultra-wideband Receiver (with Adapter)
Quick Start Guide
User Manual
Warranty Card
Recovery/Support DVD
Power Adapter (36W)

* The EeeKeyboard PC establishes a direct connection to HDMI or VGA display devices or a wireless connection to HDMI display devices via a receiver.
** Actual battery life may vary based on product settings, usage patterns, and environmental conditions.

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