Monday, February 15, 2010

ASUS' Eee PC T101MT Has A Multitouch Tablet Display and New Pine Trail Chip [NetBooks]


Eee PCs may not be as ubiquitous now as they were a year or two ago, but this T101MT model has popped up in France with its swiveling multitouch display and Windows 7 OS, looking mighty fiiiiine.

That display is a 10.1-inch LED backlit resistive multitouch with 1024 x 600 resolution. Inside is an Intel Atom N450 processor—better known as one of the new Pine Trail chips—and either 1GB or 2GB of DDRR2 RAM. Storage is listed as 160GB or 320GB (both with 500GB of ASUS WebStorage), depending on if you splurge for Windows 7 Starter or Windows 7 Home Premium.

The webcam is 0.3-megapixels, and a built-in mic is included along with three USB ports, one LAN and two audio jacks. A MMC/SD card reader polishes it off, with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Battery life is a purported 6.5 hours, which isn't that bad but we've seen better from other manufacturers. It'll go on sale in April—at least in Europe—with the price not yet known. It's a definite step-up from the early days of Eee PCs, so if you're in need of a dinky little portable machine, this one sounds like a player. [Blogeee via]