The Asus Eee PC T101MT is a netbook with a 10 inch touchscreen display that you can fold down over the keyboard for use in tablet mode. The display is a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel capacitive resistive touchscreen display with support for multitouch gestures. And the netbook runs Windows 7 Home Premium, which includes optimizations for touch input (as well as the Asus TouchGate software suite, which provides a few touch-friendly applications to get you started).
After demonstrating the latest version of the 10 inch convertible tablet at CES in January, Asus is finally getting ready to ship the T101MT in April.
Eee PC.it notes that it will be available in Italy next month for 499 Euros. And I’ve been told that it will be available in the US in early April for around $499 US — which puts the Eee PC T101MT in a pretty good position to compete with the Apple iPad, which also has a $499 price tag, but no physical keyboard or ability to run desktop apps.
The Italian version of the Eee PC T101MT has a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, GMA 3150 graphics, 2GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, and a 0.3MP webcam.Asus says the battery should be good for about 6 hours, and the netbook has VGA, mic, and headphone jacks as well as 3 USB ports and an SDHC card reader.
But it looks like there will also be a version with Windows 7 Starter Edition, 1GB of RAM, and a 160GB hard drive. My guess is that’s the model you’ll get for $499 in the US.
The website https://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=xK9O0XZhFswxrTrn confirms the this in fact is a resistive screen.
I’m still in doubt… Will this be the new one for me or the Hanvon BC10C?
Perhaps I’ll just have to wait and see which one is available first. The ones in Germany and Switserland have a QWERTZ keyboard. That makes it really a no go for me!
Further I was surprised by the fact that here is mentioned it is a capacitive screen. I thought it was resistive.
How can it be available with Windows 7 Starter? From what i know, that versions doesn’t offer multi-touch support. Right?
It’s available in Germany for over a week now and for 449 Euros:
Rumored in spain few weeks ago too
Considering this is a convertible, you have a keyboard when you need it. Having every option for as much functionality as possible is a good thing.
I’m guessing it will be a little while before we actually see 2TB cards hit the streets. More: https://bit.ly/asus-t101mt-swivel-info
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