ASUS Eee Keyboard hands-on & specs

As expected, ASUS brought along the latest version of their Eee Keyboard to CeBIT, and we had a quick catch-up with the innovative hardware.  Packing a nettop PC inside a QWERTY 'board, together with a 5-inch touchscreen, ASUS also confirmed the Eee Keyboard's current hardware specs.

As we heard earlier today, the Eee Keyboard uses a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, believed to be the Z520, with 1GB of DDR2 memory and a choice of 16GB or 32GB SSD storage.  There's also WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.0, together with Wireless HDMI.

In terms of hardware ports, there's an HDMI, three USB 2.0 and VGA, together with audio in/out.  The whole thing weighs around 900g.  As we saw back at CES in January, ASUS are using the touchscreen as a multi-function multimedia remote, as well as a browser, media player and calculator.  Still no word of a release date or price, at least nothing ASUS would tell us today, but it's possible they'll have more details when CeBIT opens fully on Tuesday.