Asus Eee PC T101H

Sure, Asus played up the Eee PC T91 netbook with the 8.9 inch convertible touchscreen during the company’s presentation this afternoon. But when all the talking was done, you know what I discovered? An Asus Eee PC T101H hanging out on the stage. It’s basically the same machine as the T91, except it has a 10 inch display and a shiny new keyboard with the shift key located to the left of the up arrow!

The keys are also flat and MacBook-like, rather than the concave keys you find on most existing Eee PC mini-laptops. I personally prefer the concave keys, but I know a lot of folks have been waiting forever and a day for Asus to change the location of that shift key. And for thos people, I have some more good news: The Asus S121 also has a nice large shift key to the left of the up arrow.

In fact, Asus reps I spoke with said that pretty much every new Eee PC will feature the new keyboard layout with a larger shift key on the left side of the up arrow. The one exception is the Eee PC T91, which seems to use the same keyboard as the Eee PC 900/901 series.

The pricing on the Eee PC T91, T101H, and Asus S121 haven’t yet been finalized, but I think it’s fair to say that the S121 with its 512GB SSD is going to cost quite a bit more than your typical netbook. The goal is to keep the price for the Eee PC branded tablets comparable to other Eee PC netbooks. 

The tablets on display at CES weren’t quite 100% functional, but Asus expects to have them on the market early this year, possibly within the next few months.

You can find a few more photos of all three machines after the break.


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23 replies on “Asus unveils Eee PC T101H touchscreen netbook too”

  1. Any idea when this will be released in the UK. I’m hearing a lot of rumours and not liking it 🙁

  2. About time they came out with a tablet for the masses. I was planning on buying a tablet but the good ones were way out of price range. Finally, the most of a netbook’s potential. I could pick on the missing stuff but I want one still.

    Apple, where’s your tablet now?

    1. Don’t hold your breath –
      It took them a year to figure out the shift key placement.

  3. yes yes yes
    please be multitouch
    please be multitouch
    please be multitouch

  4. Agreed on the hopeful support for multi-touch. This little beauty is starting to look awfully close to the “ideal” tablet-style netbook of my dreams! I’m happy enough with my little Aspire One that I can hold out for just the right thing. Come on Asus, let’s see some multi-touch!

  5. >”pretty much every new Eee PC will feature the new keyboard layout with a larger shift key on the left side of the up arrow”

    Welcome news. I hope they will soon come out with a 1000H-like update with this keyboard, and maybe a shade lighter and trimmer, but with good 6-cell battery.

  6. The question is will this support multi-touch. With Windows 7 coming out sporting it, I don’t think I could buy a tablet oriented PC that didn’t have that capability.

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