Previously we mentioned about Cybernet ZPC-GX31 PC system embedded into a keyboard like casing, now seems that consumers will be able to get their first hand on a similar product being showcased by Asus, the famous Taiwanese PC manufacturer at CES 2009 held in Las Vegas, as an added product model on top of its famous Asus Eee family.
The device is powered by ultra small form factor Intel famous Atom processor clocking at 1.6GHz. Its thermally power efficiency allows the whole motherboard to be installed into a keyboard-like thin casing without the need of additional heatsink or active fan that helps to ease up power management design and reduce the overall form factor. Besides, it is embedded with a secondary 5-inches display that can be used on top of conventional external LCD. Surprisingly, the system doesn’t compromise with less powerful interfaces due to smaller foot print. Instead, it adopts advanced wireless technology such as 802.11b/g/n as well as wireless HDMI connectivity to stream high definition contents for great visual experience in digital home. Other hardware specifications include 1GB DDR2 RAM, up to 32GB SSD (Solid States Device), USB 2.0 and external VGA output and etc.
Currently the product is still in prototype but is claimed to be close to mass production stage and almost ready for end users. No price and firm availability date yet, the product is expected to reach commercial market by September 2009.
Update: Asus EeeKeyboard PC is been released.