ASUS confirm T91 US release on July 15th

Jul 10, 2009
ASUS confirm T91 US release on July 15th

Twitter is great, but we do prefer more mainstream routes for much-anticipated news like the release date of the Eee PC T91 touchscreen netbook.  Still, after the in-stock/not-in-stock flip-flopping of retailers, we'll welcome anything concrete from ASUS themselves, even if it's a two-sentence tweet telling us that the 8.9-inch netbook will arrive in the US on July 15th.

Less reassuring is the news that it will be "limited quantity", with no indication of whether this is a temporary situation or an ongoing issue.  Considering the level of interest in the T91, it seems likely that stock will be in short-supply for some time.

The ASUS Eee PC T91 is the company's first touchscreen convertible netbook, with an 8.9-inch resistive display, Intel Atom Z520 1.33GHz processor and an unusual storage pairing of a 16GB SSD and an included 16GB SD card.  It's expected to retail at around $499 in the US, while European buyers will apparently get a choice of three models: the basic unit, one with GPS, digital TV and integrated 3G, and a final version running Windows 7 and supporting multitouch.  The T91's larger, 10-inch sibling - the ASUS Eee PC T101H - was officially detailed yesterday.

[via UMPC Portal]

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