It's taken them long enough, but ASUS' Eee PC T101MT - the 10.1-inch multitouch convertible netbook - is finally on sale and shipping in the US. Available through Amazon, the T101MT has an Intel Atom N450 processor, 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard-drive, but the most interesting aspect is the multitouch-capable 1024 x 600 resistive touchscreen.
Of course, the irony is that the version of Windows 7 ASUS preload onto this particular model of Eee PC T101MT - Windows 7 Starter Edition - doesn't actually have multitouch support baked in; for that, you'll have to upgrade to a higher-tier version. That seems unduly short-sighted on their part, and we won't even mention the recently-launched iPad lurking in the wings. For $499, we're not 100-percent convinced, especially with reviewers talking of sluggish performance.
[via Netbook Reviews]