EXCLUSIVE : Asus Launches Stealthy EEE Tablet Netbook

For some reasons, Asus's first Netbook Tablet PC did not make the headlines; the EEE PCT T91 is the first portable member of the EEE Family to come with a touchscreen and there's more to it.

Details are quite scant but we know that it comes with a 8.9-inch touchscreen, weighs under 1Kg and offers up to 5 hours worth of battery life. Expect it to come with an Intel Atom CPU, 1GB RAM and a 16GB SSD drive.

The 8.9-inch wonder works like a traditional laptop and can be transformed into a tablet PC simply by rotating the screen.

According to Asus' CeBIT press release, the T91 also comes with HSUPA connectivity, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth plus Built-in GPS (a 8.9-inch SatNav?) and, wait for it, a built-in TV and FM Tuner.

No wonder then that it won the second place in the CeBIT-Preview awards, behind the spectacular EEE PC keyboard.

Asus has also demoed a bigger tablet Netbook called the T101H which comes with a bigger 10-inch touchscreen. The T91H will be available in either black or white.

The T91 also comes with a collection of touch-optimised software called Touchsuite including a customised IE Toolbar, Fotofun (which allows photos to be finger-flicked and edited easily), Memos and 3Doorway.

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Our Comments

We don't have any news about the availability and the price of the T91 but if it comes with a reasonable price tag attached, it could well be a great replacement and a potent competitor for posher laptops. We really like the looks of the T91 and the only thing that currently seems out of place is the EEE PC Logo. Asus really needs to sort this one out..

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