ASUS’ EeeKeyboard Finally Available For Pre-Order at $599

It was beginning to look like vaporware of the meanest kind, but finally ASUS' EeeKeyboard has been given a pre-order price on Amazon with shipping expected by end of next week.

While the specs and form have changed since we first spied it at CES-was it two CES shows ago?-but the final specs appear to include a 1.6GHz Atom N270 chip, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 16GB SSD, with the 5-inch LED-backlit multitouch display being in an adequate 800 x 480 resolution. The whole thing runs Windows XP Home, and in terms of connections, there's three USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet port, HDMI out, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and an UWB receiver, which certainly sounds intriguing.

$599 though-not sure I'd be happy forking that out for a glorified keyboard. [Amazon via Netbooked via TechRadar]