The highly-anticipated Asus Eee PC tablet, the Eee PC T101MT, is finally coming out this April! The amazing thing about the Eee PC T101MT is that you can fold the screen down over the keyboard so you can use it in tablet mode.
Speaking of the display, it is a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel capacitive resistive touchscreen display with support for multitouch gestures. It also comes with Windows 7 Home Premium, which is optimized for touch input. If that’s not enough, the Eee PC T101MT also has the Asus TouchGate software suite, which provides quite a few touch-friendly applications to help you get started.
Asus is finally getting ready to ship the T101MT in April.
Eee PC.it notes that it will be available in Italy next month for 499 Euros. And I’ve been told that it will be available in the US in early April for around $499 US — which puts the Eee PC T101MT in a pretty good position to compete with the Apple iPad, which also has a $499 price tag, but no physical keyboard or ability to run desktop apps.
The Italian version of the Eee PC T101MT has a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, GMA 3150 graphics, 2GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, and a 0.3MP webcam.Asus says the battery should be good for about 6 hours, and the netbook has VGA, mic, and headphone jacks as well as 3 USB ports and an SDHC card reader.
The specs seem to be too much for something that goes for $499. I mean, that’s the price that’s going head-on with the iPad! What do you think?