Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Jan 2009 19:38 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Asus' success with its Eee line of netbooks might have come as a surprise, but the company is now determined to expand the Eee brand into every possible niche and form factor. Case in point: the insanely cool Eee Keyboard, which will surely bring a smile on the faces of those who remember the glory days of the home computer.
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Very interesting
by Moredhas on Wed 7th Jan 2009 21:28 UTC
Moredhas
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2008-04-10

I can see this decluttering a lot of home entertainment systems. I hope the specs will be decent, then it could declutter my desk ;)

A major selling point of the iMac is how little space it takes up, well, now they have a competitor in that field; probably a cheaper one too.

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RE: Very interesting
by darknexus on Wed 7th Jan 2009 22:36 in reply to "Very interesting"
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2008-07-15

These aren't going to have the processing power to run the home theater, but they certainly would function as nice extensions of it. You wouldn't, for example, want to build your pvr with one of these, though the form factor would be great they just don't have the power for it. But as a streaming server or client in another room of your house they'd function well.
As for it competing with the iMac, for a good number of people it probably will. However, the iMac is quite a bit more powerful than these, and if you need that power and want something that saves space the iMac may still be the best option. A great majority of people, however, don't need or want all the power of the iMac (or even higher-powered desktops), and will never use it. For them, this eee keyboard might be just what they're after.

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