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Video: Asus Eee PC T91 at CES 2009

At CES 2009, Asus unveiled the new Eee PC T91. The latest Eee model is powered by the Intel Atom processor and has a touch-sensitive, rotating display that you can spin 180 degrees and fold down, much like a tablet PC.

At CES 2009, Asus unveiled the new Eee PC T91. The latest Eee model has a touch-sensitive, rotating display that you can spin 180 degrees and fold down, much like a tablet PC. The 8.9-inch display is also touch sensitive and works with a stylus or finger. The 2.1-pound T91 is powered by an Intel Z520 Atom processor and comes with a built-in TV tuner and GPS. The new Eee PC will be available around March 2009, and although pricing hasn't been confirmed the unit will likely to be around $399. For individuals and business considering netbooks, the Eee PC T91 is one to watch.

I haven't had a chance to really put the T91 through its paces, but it certainly offers a lot of features for a nice price. For me, the keyboard size and screen resolution are the big questions. If the keyboard is a comfortable size and the screen supports a standard resolution, the Eee PC T91 become my new traveling machine.

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20 comments
dlmohn
dlmohn

What, you didn't learn how to round up in grade school??? => $400!

Joe.schulman
Joe.schulman

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JelMin
JelMin

You'll probbably find it's incompatible with Win7 by the time MS have consulted with all their supporters.

rtang
rtang

It is set at a great price point, but like every thing else, I bet this is priced for a base model... add $1000 for leather seats:)

l_creech
l_creech

Done right this unit could get me to purchase a netbook. It definitely needs to have Linux drivers and full Windows 7 support before I dive in though. And the TV tuner has to be at least ATSC, preferably with ClearQAM.

danyohene
danyohene

mm, my name is ohene from ghana,africa.this new model pc is very nice and powerful. can i have one for free? danyohene@yahoo.com

worldnick
worldnick

I've had an idea floating around my head for a while. Why don't these little laptops transform more. For instance a telescoping screen and fold open keyboard. Maybe you don't need a fold open keyboard, but certainly the telescoping screen like the way radio antennas work could get that screen up and save our necks. You know what put it on a regular laptop too!

kyle.nichols
kyle.nichols

If I encourage the telescoping screen will you cut me in on the profits? I think it's a great idea.

Narg
Narg

Very nice. Might be super nice with Windows 7 and it's touch screen technology. But, unless it's a real resolution of at least 1280x768, then forget it. I won't buy. Period. 1024x600 sucks!

adelacuesta
adelacuesta

... is really better. Coupled it with the GPS, Garmin better watch out at $399 price level.

Htalk
Htalk

There are many times I'd like my MBP's screen to have those capabilities.

jodavila
jodavila

Mmm... Linux tablet pc for a few bucks...

bblackmoor
bblackmoor

This looks like it would make a great Linux laptop.

buddyfarr
buddyfarr

just hope that Asus has drivers written for Linux. That would be great!

ericswain
ericswain

I wonder what OS this Net-Tablet is going to come loaded with? I know there is rumors of Windows 7 going on netbooks in the 4th Quarter of 09' is there a tablet edition going on these EeePC's?

Bill Detwiler
Bill Detwiler

According to Asus, the first Eee PC T91s will ship with Windows XP Home. I didn't see any evidence of the T91 running ink-aware applications, so I assume the hardware drivers handle the touch-sensitive display.

deb
deb

I like the looks of it, but I'll wait for the Win7 model. I already rushed in too fast once and bought the very first model of EeePC. I later regretted it, when subsequent models had much better specs. I'm glad they're doing a tablet/touchscreen model, but XP Home won't cut it for me.

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