I’m at the Asus pre-CES press event in Las Vegas, and Asus CEO Jonney Shih just pulled out a slide with some details about the new Asus S121 notebook. It’s not exactly a netbook, but it’s pretty darn sexy. As previously noted the S121 looks like an Asus Eee PC S101 clone, but it features a 12.2 inch display which makes it a bit big to be a netbook. And now that we’ve had a glimpse of some of the other specs, I feel pretty confident in saying that the S101 will cost a lot more than most netbooks.

We’re talking a 512GB SSD (Asus says it’s the world’s first), 8 hours of battery life, and well… you can read the rest in the slide above.

More details, hopefully including the price, coming soon.

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8 replies on “Asus announces S121 details”

  1. “It’s not exactly a netbook”? I think it’s very clear from the slide that it’s a MINI-NOTEBOOK, hence a netbook (only PSION is b****** about the use of the term netbook)

    1. Over the past year or so, I and many other people have been using the
      term netbook to mean computers that are both small and cheap. I’m
      generally reluctant to call notebooks with 12 inch displays netbooks
      because they’ve been around for ages. And I’m even more reluctant to
      call a notebook with a $700 or higher price tag a netbook.

      But yeah, in the end it’s all just semantics for a made up word.

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