The Asus Eee PC T91 netbook, set to launch in June 2009, is Asus’s first successful plunge into the world of touch screen netbooks.
The first Asus touch screen netbook
The Asus Eee PC T91 is actually a convertible netbook and tablet PC in one. The screen can swivel around and cover the netbook’s keyboard to transform into a touch screen tablet quickly and simply. The touch screen comes with a specialized stylus, but will work with just the touch of a finger.
Respectable performance for such a small netbook
With regards to the electronic specs, the Asus Eee PC T91 runs on Windows XP Home Edition. It also has an Intel Atom processor and 1GB of RAM. The processor is the low powered Z520 operating at 1.33 GHz, which means the Asus Eee PCT91 is kept cool and will not overheat. Although this seems to slow down the netbook, the Asus Eee PC T91 also comes with a powerful US15W chipset that helps improve the speed of the computer. The netbook also comes with a 32GB solid state hard drive, and the netbook’s touch screen offers a 1,024 x 600 resolution, which is average for netbooks.
As for its dimensions, the Asus Eee PC T91 features a rather petite 8.9 inch screen. The machine weights just 2 pounds and is roughly 1 inch thick. This makes it quite a bit smaller than many other netbooks on the market today. The exterior casing comes with a glossy finish, which may attract fingerprints quite easily, and is due to come out in a few colors beyond the typical black. The battery on the Asus Eee PC T91 is not removable like those on other netbooks. However, the battery does last roughly five hours on a single charge.
More than just a normal netbook: TV Tuner and GPS come as standard
There are also many extra features that can enhance users’ experience with the Asus Eee PC T91. For example, users can enjoy the use of an FM receiver, a TV tuner, and portable GPS capacity. There are also two USB slots to add additional hardware tools as well as two slots for media cards. These are compatible with SD, SDHC, and MMC cards.
Asus Eee T91 Video Review
A hefty price tag that is worth paying!
The Asus Eee PC T91 is great for almost any mobile operation. It can be a portable media player, a web browser, a word processor, and so much more. Ultimately, the Asus Eee PC T91 is looking at a retail price somewhere around $700. This puts it near the upper end of netbook pricing, but considering the extra features, it seems well worth the cost.