The stylus input and handwriting recognition is a much easier and more elegantly executed input method than the software keyboard. The handwriting recognition due to the accuracy of the touch input is, thankfully, very good. The Eee Slate stylus comes with a plastic nib at the end (and extras for when users wear it out), and it provides an accurate pointing and writing device. For a demonstration of the handwriting input, see the video above.
The Eee Slate comes with a wireless keyboard (it’s a Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000 branded with an Asus logo). It’s a fine mobile keyboard that is responsive, but it has not been integrated in any way to the leather folio cover that protects the Eee Slate. So users looking to be truly productive on the go will need to carry it separately. While the keyboard is comfortable, it is slightly curved for ergonomics, and this makes it an awkward size compared to the rest of the package.