Asus Eee PC 1101HA shipping in Europe this month, T91 coming soon?
The Asus Eee PC 1101HA is the first notebook in the Asus Eee PC family to have an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display. The company first demoed the laptop at Computex in Taiwan this month. Now Netbook Italia reports that the 1101HA could be available in Europe for about 399 Euros before the end of June.
That’s about $550 US, but that doesn’t mean the notebook will cost that much if and when Asus releases it in the US. Computers tend to carry higher price tags in Europe than the US.
The Eee PC 1101HA will have a 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z520 CPU, integrated GMA 500 graphics, 160GB hard drive, 1GB of RAM, 802.11b/gn WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, and a 6 cell battery. It weighs about 3 pounds and 11.3″ x 7.7″ x 1.3″.
In related news, there’s a rumor going around that Asus could begin shipping the long-awaited Eee PC T91 convertible touchscreen tablet as early as today. I’m going to file this one in the rumor category for now, because I’ve been hearing that the T91 won’t be available for a little while longer. But if anyone happens to see one shipping from any store in the US, Europe, or elsewhere today, let us know in the comments!
Update: I just received confirmation from Asus, the Eee PC T91 won’t be available in the US until the end of July. That’s not to say that Asus won’t roll this netbook out in other parts of the globe before then. It has been known to happen that way. But if you were hoping to snag a T91 in the US today, you’re likely to be disappointed.
Update 2: Lending credibility to the claim that the Eee PC 1101HA will be available soon, though, is the fact that Asus has posted drivers for the laptop on its support page.