Monday, November 30th 2009

ASUS Debuts First Ever Netbook to Go Multi-touch

ASUS today launched the Eee PC T91MT, the world's first convertible tablet netbook to feature a multi-touch screen that supports Windows 7 Multi-Touch gestures. Particularly handy for students and professionals who need to take notes and make one-to-one presentations on a frequent basis, the slim and light Eee PC T91MT—which measures one-inch thick and weighs a mere 0.96kg—reproduces handwriting beautifully and allows users to perform tasks fluidly and intuitively with just their fingers. The Eee PC T91MT's multi-touch capabilities are further enhanced by a comprehensive suite of touch-optimized software that comes preinstalled. Designed for mobility, the Eee PC T91MT sports a shockproof 32GB Solid State Drive (SSD) and comes with an additional 500GB of online ASUS WebStorage.

The Eee PC T91MT's tablet form factor and multi-touch screen avail it to many uses. In slate form, it functions as a great e-reader, allowing users to read documents and books comfortably anywhere. In netbook mode, the Eee PC T91MT serves as an invaluable tool for discussions, as the screen can be swiveled to accommodate multiple users, as well as accept concurrent touch input from more than one source. With the Eee PC T91MT's multi-touch capabilities, free-flowing interaction between participants is now possible.

Puts Users in Touch with their Creative Sides
The Eee PC T91MT's multi-touch functionality makes interacting with the computer so intuitive and effortless, it encourages users to get creative. With its support for Windows 7 Multi-Touch gestures, virtually every task can be performed with a tap, drag, pinch or flick. Photos can be zoomed into, rotated and repositioned with the greatest of ease. Games can be controlled in a much more interactive way, and pages of documents can be flipped with fingers—just as they would be with a real book. Adding to the fun is a suite of touch-optimized applications known as TouchSuite. TouchSuite allows users to perform a myriad of tasks with their fingertips, including editing photos with FotoFun, taking notes with NotePad and scribbling handwritten reminders with Memos.

A Smooth Writing Experience
Equipped with a 256-level pressure sensor, the Eee PC T91MT's crisp and responsive 8.9" multi-touch screen reproduces handwriting beautifully and accurately, regardless of whether a finger or the bundled ergonomically-designed stylus is used. Handwriting on a computer has never felt more natural.

Made for Mobility
The Eee PC T91MT is designed to accommodate and enhance mobile lifestyles. Built to withstand the rigors of day-to-day use, it is equipped with a shockproof 32GB SSD that prevents data loss in the event of accidental drops and shocks. It also comes with an extra 500GB of online ASUS WebStorage which allows users to access, share and back up their files and media no matter where they are, through an easy-to-use drag-and-drop web-based interface.

Source: ASUS
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10 Comments on ASUS Debuts First Ever Netbook to Go Multi-touch

#1
MRCL
Gah, another thing that screams "BUY ME!", despite that I actually would have no use for it. Must... resist...
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#2
Cheeseball
Heh, a netbook and Tablet PC hybrid. I knew it was coming. :)
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#3
Fourstaff
I wonder when they are adding a phone to netbook.
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#4
mlee49
by: Fourstaff
I wonder when they are adding a phone to netbook.
Asus partnered with Garmin for the Nuvifone. It isn't a netbook by anymeans but it's Asus's first touch screen phone.
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#5
theubersmurf
Are cpu's particularly stressed by multitouch systems?
Or is it more like a second mouse...
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#6
Mussels
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by: theubersmurf
Are cpu's particularly stressed by multitouch systems?
Or is it more like a second mouse...
its a mouse for every finger you have.

as for performance, dunno. they're new enough we dont have all the details.
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#7
shevanel
i used to have an old 500mhz P2? i think touch screen pc..

i used it for playing internet poker over friends houses.

it was very responsive for what it was and the thing is like 7 years old or more.
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#8
Mussels
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by: shevanel
i used to have an old 500mhz P2? i think touch screen pc..

i used it for playing internet poker over friends houses.

it was very responsive for what it was and the thing is like 7 years old or more.
multi touch aka surface is not the same as old single touch screens. google can edumacate you.
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#9
shevanel
by: Mussels
multi touch aka surface is not the same as old single touch screens. google can edumacate you.
ohhhh multi-touch :nutkick:
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#10
MarcusTaz
Had it and returned it. Nice little book but and for me it was a big but. "The screen is resistive (meaning it does not have an active digitizer or 'smart' stylus like more expensive tablets) so there's no pressure sensitivity or palm touch protection. Whatever touches the screen (a finger, a stylus, a palm) will be registered. But since it's multitouch, there might be some palm-rejection support (I would imagine so, but not sure yet)."

Thing was for me when I rested my hand to use the stylus the screen would register my palm. Being a lefty it made it even worse and it made it very difficult to use...

Nice little book if it works for you...
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