Summary: We love where the Eee PC T91 is going, we really do. But it's not there just yet: the battery life is soooo 2008, and clawhanditis sets in on the cramped keyboard. Slap that twisty touchscreen on a ten-inch model though and we'll hand over the cash today, even for £449.
Excerpt: If Asus doesn't make a machine you like (or are at least fond of in some way), you aren't looking hard enough. As the company famous for putting the netbook (and thus, the Eee PC) on the map continues to broaden its horizons in the notebook market, it's taking a breather from shipping new "Seashell" machines to introduce a horse of a startlingly different color.
Pros: Swivel-Touch Panel, Nice Touch Input Response, Fast SSD, Quiet, Great Battery Life
Cons: Multimedia Performance, Gets Quite Warm, Small Keyboard, High $499 Price, Weak CPU & GPU
Summary: In many ways the Eee PC T91 is one of the sexiest netbooks to hit the market to date. It’s thin, light, and has a feature that few competitors can boast: a touchscreen and tablet mode. The netbook is primarily being targeted at business and educational markets at launch, which means it will go head to head with the CTL 2Go PC convertible tablet I
reviewed earlier this year
, as well as other netbooks based on the Intel Classmate PC reference design.
Summary: We give credit to ASUS for innovating; the touch features on the ASUS Eee PC T91 definitely break the netbook mold. However, its underpowered processor results in an underwhelming experience; screens take too long to open, and the lack of palm rejection is frustrating. Also, at $499, the Eee PC T91 is $100 more expensive than other netbooks that, while lacking a touchscreen, have larger 10-inch displays, and have batteries that last twice as long.
Pros: Responsive touchscreen, Attractive user interface, Compact design,
Cons: Sluggish performance, No accelerometer or palm rejection, Tiny keyboard, Limited storage space, Battery not user replaceable,