Asus Goes Multi-Touch With 10.1" Eee PC T101MT Netbook/Tablet

Asus Goes Multi-Touch With 10.1" Eee PC T101MT Netbook/Tablet

Touchscreen computing still has a long ways to go before it's popular in the mainstream, but if anyone can help, it's Asus. This company basically started the netbook craze that's still going on now, and they have just announced their latest in the famous Eee PC, which just so happens to feature a multi-touch panel that swivels around and becomes a tablet PC.



The Eee PC T101MT is the first Eee PC Touch device to go multi-touch, and it ships with Windows 7, a 10.1" display, PenWrite technology that enables note-taking and doodling, unique Touch software to take advantage of the screen and an additional 500GB of data storage courtesy of the Asus WebStorage feature. In many ways, the design here is just like other Eee PC units, but the screen is real showstopper.



It's a LED backlit panel with a 1024x600 resolution, and other specs include 1GB or 2GB of DDR2 RAM, Wi-Fi-, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, a 160GB or 320GB hard drive, 0.3MP webcam, stereo speakers, a microphone input, one VGA output, three USB 2.0 ports, an ethernet jack, a card reader that supports SD, SDHC and SDXC and a battery that can last up to 6.5 hours. It weighs ust 2.86lbs. and will ship in black or white, though there's no clear indication of when it will be available and for how much. Something tells us Asus could have a hit on their hands here. It's a lot like the T91 that we reviewed last year, but Windows 7 should make for an entirely new (and better) experience.


Specifications

Operating SystemGenuine Windows® 7 Starter
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Basic
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
Display10.1" LED Backlight/ Resistive Multi-Touch Panel(1024x600)
Intel CPU & Chipset Intel® Atom™ N450
MemoryStarter: 1GB DDR2
Home Premium: 2GB DDR2
Memory door for upgrade (Up to 2GB)
Wireless Data Network802.11b/g/n @2.4GHz
Bluetooth2.1 + EDR
Hybrid Storage160GB HDD + 500GB ASUS WebStorage (Starter)
320GB HDD + 500GB ASUS WebStorage (Home Premium)

*Complimentary one-year 500GB ASUS WebStorage trial. Please visit www.webstorage.com for more details. Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
Camera 0.3M Pixels
AudioHi-Definition Audio CODEC
Stereo Speakers
High Quality Mic
Input / Output1 x VGA Port (D-sub 15-pin for external monitor)
3 x USB 2.0, 1 x LAN RJ-45
2 x Audio Jack (Head Phone / Mic-in)
Card Reader: MMC/SD supported SDHC capacity up to 32GB SDXC, in High Speed (HS) and Default Speed (DS) modes, and max. capacity up to 2TB
Battery6.5 hrs, 35Wh Slim and Eco-friendly Li-polymer Battery

*Operation lifetime subject to product model, normal usage conditions and configurations. For more information, please visit here. The estimated maximum battery life in Windows® 7 is measured with MobileMark® 2007.
Dimensions264mm(W)x181mm(D)x31mm(H)
Weight1.3 Kg (2.86lbs)
InfusionWhite, Black

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As I said yesterday something new every day this is going to be a good year :) The multi touch on a netbook platform looks like a great, if not long over due feature to me.

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This is very nice. So does this allow me to use 2 fingers at the same time because it doesn't so that only the pen and the hand on it at the same time...

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This is my kind of ebook reader (among other thing) that I can markup on in adobe etc - nice!

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Seeing all the technology piece by piece become more functional is very cool to say the least.

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