Asus Delays Eee Keyboard Again, But Adds Capacitive Touchscreen

OK Asus, what the hell? I've drooled over your entertainment-PC-in-a-keyboard with wireless HDMI for months now. You said October looked good, but now it's delayed until early next year? At least you're making the 5-inch touchscreen a capacitive panel now.

The increased responsiveness and gesture-based control better be worth the wait.

RegHardware also reports that the Wi-Fi/Ultra Wide Band aerial has been made an external dongle, because the keyboard's metallic body reduced the signal. A planned non-metallic version will integrate the wireless receiver.

At Computex, the Eee Keyboard's netbook-like specs included a 1.6GHz Atom processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 16GB or 32GB solid-state hard disk, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI and battery (no word on its capacity). Considering it's now pushed out to early 2010, hopefully they'll swap in one of those new Atom processors, too. [Reg Hardware]

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