Conclusion: The Asus T91 MT leaves a very mixed impression . On the one hand you have its practical and reliable tablet functionality , relatively accurate multi-touch capability , and strong handwriting recognition , all of which make the notebook a pleasure to use. The smart design , compact size , low weight and intuitive software will also put you at your ease.
Pros: Smart design, Inaudible at all times, Pleasantly cool when not under heavy use, Simple use of the tablet and multi-touch functionality, Good handwriting recognition and touch-sensitivity, Light and compact, Low energy consumption, Good battery life, The notebook is exceptionally intuitive and easy to use, thanks to its practical tablet functionality and touch-sensitivity. Its handwriting recognition is reliable and inputting information by touch works very accurately.
Cons: Limited range of ports (no HDMI), Very small keys, Dim and grainy screen, Low-performance hardware, Slow working speed, Lots of pre-installed bloatware, Sound quality somewhat tinny, Small hard drive
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: The Eee PC T91's touchscreen is more tempting to prod than a wall with a wet paint sign: we can easily see it becoming as standard in netbooks as USB ports. The rotating screen meanwhile will survive any amount of hula twisting and it's great to use in tablet mode for doodling. And don't be put off by the specs: it performs as well as any other lil' laptop in day-to-day use.
Cons: We've been getting used to battery lives on Eee PCs as long as a shopping list for an MP's second home, but the Eee PC T91 takes us back a bit in a bad way at just over three hours of heavy usage per charge. The deal breaker though is size: at nine inches, it's too small to use comfortably for most, especially when the screen doesn't respond to your digits, or even the pop out stylus, at the edges. Try before you buy.
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.
Conclusion: Basic tasks were handled with relative ease (with hardly any lag when multi-tasking thanks to the SSD), though gaming and high-def multimedia is a no-go. Asus' Eee PC T91 is a solid addition to the expanding Eee PC line. It'll surely appeal to a certain niche looking for a Tablet PC mixed with a netbook form factor. But unless you can think of a specific reason for needing the touchscreen, we'd argue that there are much nicer (and cheaper) netbooks to select.
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: 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
Summary: Tablet PCs came out of the closet in record numbers at the recently concluded CES 2010, but Asus had one out for a while. The Asus Eee PC T91 doubles up as a netbook and low-cost tablet PC with touch input support on its 9-inch screen.