June 3, 2009 at 11:05 pm
Asus has officially launched the Eee PC T91 convertible netbook at Computex this week. This is the first netbook from the company that comes with a swivelable touchscreen, but with Windows 7 on the horizon you wouldn’t bet it being the last. The Eee PC T91 comes with an 8.9-inch touchscreen that can be folded back to be used as a tablet or in a traditional netbook form factor. The product page is also now live too, giving us confirmation of the T91’s finalised specifications.
The Eee PC T91 has an extremely slim-line design, weighing just 960g and measuring 28.4mm at its thickest point. The 8.9-inch resistive touchscreen is powered by the Z520 Atom CPU and 1GB RAM. The listing for the storage is a tad confusing and reads “16GB Solid State Drive + 16GB SD Card + 30GB Portable Hard Disk Drive + 20GB Eee Storage”. Whilst the first and last points are self-explanatory, I do wonder whether Asus will be including a 16GB SD card and 30GB portable HDD in the package too.
Wireless connectivity is taken care of by Wi-Fi (draft-N) and Bluetooth 2.1. Other features include a 0.3MP webcam, digital array mic, two USB ports, 3-in-1 memory card, Ethernet and a pair of audio hacks. Optional features include a TV Tuner, 3G and GPS. The company claims that the sealed Lithium polymer battery is good for 5 hours of use.
The Eee PC T91 will also come with a suite of touch-optimized software known as the TouchSuite which includes apps such as FotoFun (flicking through and editing photos), Memos (notes that can be ‘stuck’ onto the desktop), Touch Gate (allows switching between modes) as well as an IE Toolbar.
In related news, Pocket-Lint has a review of the T91 up today. Also, What Laptop and Laptop Mag have some hands-on impressions of the software interface. The Eee PC T91 will be available in Black and White and should be released in the UK very soon for around £449.
Asus Eee PC T91 Technical Specifications:
Operating System Genuine Windows® XP Home
Display 8.9″ LED-backlit / Resistive Touch Panel
CPU Intel® Atom Z520
Chipset Intel® US15W
LAN Onboard 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet controller
Wireless Data Networking WLAN: 802.11b/g/n
Memory 1GB (DDR2)
Storage Total 82GB (16GB Solid State Drive + 16GB SD Card + 30GB Portable Hard Disk Drive* + 20GB Eee Storage)
Interface 1 x VGA port (D-sub 15-pin for external monitor)
2 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x LAN RJ-45
2 x audio jacks: Headphone / Mic-in
Camera 0.3 M Pixel
Reader 3-in-1 MMC, SD, SDHC flash card slot
Audio Hi-definition audio CODEC
Built-in high quality stereo speakers
Digital Array Mic
Battery Life Li-Polymer battery, 5hrs**
Dimensions 225mm (W) x 164mm (D) x 25.2 ~ 28.4mm (H)
Optional GPS, TV Tuner, 3G plus (HSUPA)
Casing Colors / Infusion White, Black
Miscellaneous Comes with a well-designed stylus