ASUS, creators of the Eee PC, yesterday announced the newest addition to the Eee Family, the touchscreen-enabled Eee Top.

The Eee Top ET1602 is an all-in-one device that boasts the full functionality of a desktop PC, whilst maintaining simplicity with its touchscreen abilities.

Equipped with a 15.6 inch LCD and five-wired resistive touch panels, the Eee Top enhances interactivity and the simplicity of performing daily computing tasks by applying direct pressure with just a fingertip.

“Adding a touch of class to the home, the Eee Top provides countless communication possibilities convenient for the whole family,” commented ASUS in a statement.

“With a comprehensive suite of touch-optimised applications, the Eee Top enables users to do virtually anything, easily.”

For enhanced accessibility, the Eee Top displays large icons and tabs, plus it provides easy access to applications such as Eee Manager, Microsoft Works and Star Office. It also offers handwriting recognition software with Soft Stylus, Eee memo sticky notes, YouCam for video chat, Eee Cinema media centre and web surfing that supports drag and drop functions.

The Eee Top, which can be used as both a LCD monitor and home entertainment centre, offers a 15.6 inch widescreen LCD screen, Wi-Fi 802.11n connectivity speed for reliable internet access, built-in high fidelity speakers and an integrated 1.3 mega pixel camera and microphone.

ASUS claim that the Eee Top is also very simple to set up, “just plug in the power cord and its ready to use.”

The Eee Top ET1602 will be available in Australia from February 2009 at Harvey Norman for a RRP of $1,299.