Asus demos touchscreen Eee
Swivelling screen for tablet use
CES Asus has treated CES attendees to a preview of its upcoming touchscreen Eee PC.
Asus' touchscreen Eee T91
The T91’s screen measures 8.9in and can swivel to turn the machine into a tablet PC. It weighs in at roughly 2lbs, but is only 1in thick.
Many of the machine’s specifications have been kept secret for the time being. But, we do know that the T91’s powered by Intel’s Z520 Atom processor.
The model shown off at CES only sported a 1GB memory, according to online reports.
On-board GPS and an integrated TV tuner will be available as optional extras.
A launch date and price hasn’t been confirmed.
Worth waiting for?
Looks remarkably similar to the vapourware Gigabyte M912. I spent half of last year waiting for that damn thing to materialise, before finally giving in and buying an Acer Aspire One.
If this thing actually appears any time soon, isn't too much more expensive than other netbooks, and features built-in 3G, this is my next machine for sure.
Don't get me wrong, I have had the 701 with an upgraded SSD for over a year now. I love it. However Asus has been sorely testing my patience by slapping the Eee moniker on everything that moves, without improving the build quality or the value much. The 701 was really a huge step forward but since then...?
I want one ...
What I really want is a cheap 6=8" ipod touch to surf the web (will a full featured browser) and read ebooks, and email and internet on the go ... that is never going to happen.
But I will settle for an Asus tablet netbook as long as the price is right.
finally, i can replace my psion 5
When I got my first laptop, I was so used to using my psion 5 (the glory days eh?) that I left finger prints all over the screen from trying to move windows and failing to press "ok" buttons...
As soon as one of these lands i'm gonna buy one. Tablet my arse - just need something to fill that psion-5-shaped hole!
My psion would follow me everywhere. I used to write fiction whilst sat in the pub waiting for the missus to finish work. Was rather funny that the modem i had was twice as big as the psion itself. Well, to some people.
Finally the design curve has come full circle, sod those big hulking laptops that pretend they're useful, just gimme the ability to a bit of email and to was my lyrical buds over some more science-fiction/fantrasy stories about rabbits whenever i'm stuck somewhere for half an hour.
In before this costs more than £500 and has no linux option.