by Thomas Ricker,
Our brothers in gadgetry over at Engadget Chinese are at ASUS’ Eee Top unveiling in Taipei. They’ve already been hands-on with the 15.6-inch all-in-one touchscreen PC and consider the build quality to be “ok,” consistent with the traditional (read: non-S101) Eee PC netbooks. And while it includes an “Easy Mode” UI that runs on top of XP, launch anything other than an ASUS-built application and you’re right back into XP’s less finger-friendly interface. That’s where the included stylus (hidden in the keyboard) comes into play. We also have a price: 18,900 Taiwanese dollars which is a tax inclusive price of about $580 in the US. It’s available today in ASUS’ home of Taiwan — everyone else will have to wait for their local announcements. ‘Till then, pics, plenty of pics.
Update: Today’s announcement is only for model ET1602. The ET1603 with better graphics and battery (whose existence is in dispute based on contradictory press reports and product specs) is still not available.
Update 2: Added ASUS promotional video after the break — only thing it’s missing is Bruce Lee. [Thanks, Sascha]
Gallery: ASUS Eee Top