Asus is preparing its new Eee PC T91 tablet netbook, which is the “first major departure from the tradition Eee PC netbooks that has been shown during the CES 2009. Before the T91 is officially announced, bit-tech has got a pre-production Eee PC T91 sample to have a early look.
The Eee PC T91 is powered by an Intel Atom Z520 processor, 1GB of RAM, 32GB SSD. It features WiFi, Bluetooth, a 8.9-inch LED-back 1024×600 display and an integrated webcam. 3G module, GPS, DVB-T TV tuner options are also available.
Ultimately, the quality of Asus’ touch screen software is going to determine the fate of this device because, without great software, you’re paying for a feature that might be useful on occasion, but is likely to be a hindrance more often than not. Having not spent time using the software yet, it’s impossible to gauge the fate of the T91 – keyboard and touch pad issues aside though, the device’s build quality is a notch above most other Eee PCs and not too far from the S101. And given the amount of time between now and the expected end of April availability date, we expect the issues we encountered to be resolved. If touch is your thing, this might be worth a look.