January 9, 2010 at 8:01 pm
The Asus Eee PC T101MT convertible netbook was first spotted passing through the FCC a few weeks back, and it was again on show at CES. The 10-inch version of the 8.9” Eee PC T91MT has been due to launch for the best part of the year, but its appearance hopefully means we will see it hit retail shelves in 2010.
The MT stands for multi-touch, although strangely Asus has opted for a 10.1-inch (1024 x 600) resistive panel, rather than capacitive. This means you need to exert a little pressure on the screen to get pinching to work. Asus has bundled a stylus and handwriting software into the package to make the most of its tablet features.
The chiclet keyboard has good spacing and is comfortable to type rapidly. The T101MT will come with a 6.5 hour removable battery, Wi-Fi (b/g/n) and Bluetooth. Two SKUs are due to launch. The cheaper version will come with 1.66GHz N450 Atom, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD and Windows 7 Starter. A more expensive version, will get 2GB RAM, 320GB HDD and Windows 7 Home Premium. There’s no details on pricing/availability right now but we’ll keep you posted.