Asus is calling the Asus Eee PC T91 a “new generation of netbooks”. The Asus T91 at first glance might seem like an ordinary netbook, but with at closer inspection you will noticed one small key difference that makes it a very different machine all together.
For lack of a better description the Asus T91 is a multi touch convertible tablet netbook. By making use of a pivoting, rotatable hinge and a touch screen display, the screen can be rotated around from it’s normal standard position, and folded down to be used as a tablet PC, or tablet netbook as it were.
The Asus Eee PC T91 uses a touch-sensitive display / resistive interface, allowing you to interact with your fingers, rather than needing a stylus. Unlike most netbooks on the market, the Asus T91 uses the ultra lower powered Intel Atom Z520, which runs at 1.33GHz and uses only 2W. But thanks to the Intel US15W chipset, which features hardware accelerated video decoding the T91 can even handle 720p HD videos without a problem.
The first to look at the Asus T91 are techradar, they gave it 4.5 out of 5 and said, Overall, we’re impressed with what Asus has done here. It’s certainly fast enough for most surfing and simple office work that netbooks are usually used for. Speaking of which the keyboard is both responsive and surprisingly comfortable to use, and should you need to use the touchpad, that works well too. The Asus Eee PC T91 genuinely moves things forward. As long Asus can keep pricing to realistic levels, it deserves to have another winner on its hands.