Asus Eee Keyboard ready for pre-ordering; starts at $599

Originally, Asus was going to release the much-awaited Eee Keyboard back in February. The wait won't be much longer now as the Asus keyboard is now available for pre-order. Get your credit cards ready.

Originally, Asus was going to release the much-awaited Eee Keyboard back in February. The wait won't be much longer now as the Asus keyboard is now available for pre-order. Get your credit cards ready.

Again, it's only available for pre-order right now - no definite word on when it will actually be shipped and ready to use with your computer. It's been awhile since this bad boy keyboard was announced way back at CES 2010 in January, so here's a quick refresher course on what one can expect:

  • 5-inch LED multi-touch display (800 x 480 resolution)
  • Windows XP Home
  • Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 16GB of SSD space
  • UWB receiver
  • WLAN 802.11 b/g/n
  • 10/100/1000 LAN
  • Bluetooth V2.1
  • Connectivity: Three USB 2.0 ports, HDMI and VGA out

Yes, that's all found in a keyboard - not a netbook, laptop, whatever. But this fancy accessory won't be cheap, and unfortunately, there seems to have been a hike in the price since it was first announced. It was expected to sell around $499, but Amazon has stuck a $599 tag on it. But hey, you get Free Super Saver Shipping!