Tim Smalley at bit-tech.net has published a review of the Asus T91 Tablet and he has covered all the bases. Intriguingly the touch interface wasn’t available for him to review (you can check it out on this video from Sascha at netbooknews.de that we linked to a few days ago.
This 8.9 inch touch screen Tablet is attracting a lot of attention and interest, but I’m still puzzled by the timing here. With Windows 7 poised to unleash multi-touch on the world the fact that we aren’t seeing (yet) a digitizer that takes advantage of that is curious. Notice the ““yetÃ¢â‚¬Â in the sentence above. I will be sorely disappointed if Asus doesn’t have a multi-touch version around the Windows 7 launch.
On the price front Asus isn’t getting specific yet, but Tim says he’s hearing that we’re looking at somewhere in the $500 range.
A few other items of note.
- The battery is not user replaceable.
- Asus will go to the chiclet style keyboard rather than the one that we’ve been seeing on other Eee’s
- Asus will be using the Atom Z520 Silverthorne processor which offers better thermal design as well as a number of other features, and a lower clock speed.
- Asus will be offering 3G enabled versions through carriers who at the moment are not specified.
- There will also be optional GPS and a Digital TV Tune