Saturday, May 15, 2010

Old is New

I owe Rogers for the news that a new (old) kind of computer is coming our way.

The ASUS EeeKeyboard PC is a full-service computer shaped like your keyboard. It packs processor, storage, connection ports and all into a small all-in-one unit with a 5-inch, 480x800-pixel capacitive touch screen (where you might expect to see a number pad).

The unit is powered by an Intel Atom N270 processor, 1 GB of RAM and a 16 GB or 32 GB solid state drive (think hard drive without moving parts).

 Writing for Rogers online UR Magazine, writer Andrew Moore-Crispin actually says this: "Think of this as a way advanced Commodore C64 with the addition of a built-in display. All the ports, all the computing power, all of the user interface is packed into this tiny 145mm x 425mm x 24.4mm AIO PC."

The Commodore 64 was iconic in its day. (I lusted after it, having only a VIC 20.)  How cool to see the spirit of 64 come back again!

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