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: The company that essentially created the netbook phenomenon has hardly been one to rest on its laurels. And Asus, knowing a cash cow when it sees it, has been busily cranking out a ridiculous variety of machines, offering larger screens and better performance while keeping prices low. Asus also has its finger on the internet’s pulse — it knows that fanboys are clamoring for a touch-enabled, ultra-cheap laptop.
Pros: To mitigate the 16-GB SSD, Asus throws in a 16-GB SD card and 20 GB of free online storage. Includes Bluetooth and Draft-N Wi-Fi. Super good looks. Superfly price.
Cons: To mitigate the 16-GB SSD, Asus is forced to throw in a 16-GB SD card and 20 GB of free online storage. Extremely slow, with very limited expandability. Only two USB ports. Difficult touchpad button 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,