Asus Reveals Their Dual Touchscreen Flipbook and Eee Keyboard At CeBit 2009

Mar 05, 2009 by John Messina weblog
Asus Dual Touchscreen Flipbook
Asus Dual Touchscreen Flipbook - Show at the CeBit 2009 running Windows 7

(PhysOrg.com) -- At CeBit 2009, Asus has revealed an array of Eee PC products, one being a touchscreen Flipbook PC. It can be used as a laptop, an e-book reader or a multimedia machine for watching movies, and listening to music.

The dual touchscreen Flipbook is in the early stages of development and was shown at the CeBit 2009 running Windows 7. The dual-panel notebook is designed to offer a more flexible and intuitive work space by incorporating a virtual touchpad and keyboard alongside with gesture control and handwriting recognition.

Eee Keyboard

Aside from the Asus Eee PC's we can expect new ranges of eco-friendly LCD monitors, gaming systems and other new products like their Eee Keyboard.

The Asus Eee keyboard features a 5-inch, 800 x 480 touchpad with an Atom N270 inside. The keyboard also houses a 16GB SSD, 1GB of RAM, WiFi and Bluetooth modules, VGA / HDMI outputs and a few USB 2.0 ports.

The keyboard has a solid-looking construction, and eye-catching two-tone keys. There are actually two versions of this keyboard, one with the wireless HDMI and one without. The pricing for each version has not been confirmed but it's been estimated it would be about $400 for the wired version and around $600 for the wireless one.

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earls
not rated yet Mar 17, 2009
Less gimmick, more utility, please.
RayCherry
not rated yet Mar 25, 2009
Gimmicks they are not. Proofs of advancing concepts based on traditional form-factors.

Remember books? Remember the Sinclair ZX Spectrum?

The twin screen folding notebook/pda/phone with apple-like interfaces and easy reading displays combined with an unobtrusive hinge down the middle would be an obvious hit.

The old home computers 'inside the keyboard' which used the TV as a computer screen had great success twenty years ago, and now we have a huge market of plasma and LCD television owners plugging in 'living room computers' with wireless keyboards and mice.

The all in one device with home (wireless) network connectivity - not to mention interaction with the cable box for TV programme selection - cannot fail to find a significant space in that market.