Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Can I UseYour Screen Please?
Just when you thought that the keyboard was going to die and that touch screens were the new thing Asus have caused a stir at CeBIT with a keyboard!
Reality is that it isn’t a keyboard so much as a PC inside a keyboard. The thin case host in side of an ASUS netbook, sorry Psion we forgot, n**book. It has a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, 1GB of memory and a 16GB/32GB solid-state drive, weighs under 1kg, it's suitably light, has a built-in ultra-wideband transmitter for wireless streaming to external displays. It claims to work within a range of 15ft. However if you can’t find a screen it has a 5” touchscreen with 800x480 resolution.
It's still at the prototype stage, but expected to be fully launched later this year. So has Asus come up with the perfect answer – separate the screen from the n**book and enable users to choose how they display. Connect it to a TV, monitor, eink device a stop trying to develop an all in one solution. However one could apply the same logic to a mobile.