ASUS Eee PC T91MT multitouch netbook gets reviewed

Chris Davies - Nov 12, 2009, 11:18am CST
ASUS Eee PC T91MT multitouch netbook gets reviewed

ASUS’ Eee PC T91MT multitouch-capable convertible touchscreen netbook may only just be available in the US, but that hasn’t stopped MyT91’s Kubel from scripting up a full review of the finger-friendly device.  According to his report, the T91MT not only has a great keyboard but a reasonably effective touchscreen; it can only recognize two points of contact and has neither palm-rejection nor pressure-sensitivity, but it still manages to offer more touch-control than previous versions of the T91.

Elsewhere the T91MT is reasonably cool-running, despite the absence of a fan, and that hardware decision by ASUS also makes it quiet in operation.  Runtimes from the non-user-accessible battery amounted to 5hrs 10 minutes in power saving “hybrid” mode, while more regular usage found 4+ hours a typical time.

Unfortunately the Intel Atom Z520 processor does the T91MT few favors, but the GMA 500 graphics do at least support hardware HD video decoding.  Don’t expect multimedia crunching, but for playback it should suffice.  The ASUS Eee PC T91MT is available now, priced at around $523.

[via UMPC Portal]

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9 Responses to ASUS Eee PC T91MT multitouch netbook gets reviewed

  1. I must agree, I need something thats useful NOW, originally I was going to get archos 9, but looks like I wont be, it’s still not available.

  2. I initially reported in error that it has neither palm rejection nor pressure sensitivity.

    Palm Rejection: Called “IntelliWriting”, there is partial palm rejection support, but it only works with two programs- Journal and Sticky Notes. ASUS relies on the filename and location to enable Palm Rejection for those two programs, and it has been discovered that you can enable Palm Rejection in other programs by simply renaming and relocating them to the location of JOURNAL.EXE.

    Pressure Sensitivity: This works in all programs that support it- but it must be enabled in the applications settings. It’s not pen-based, and it’s not quite as precise as a pen-based pressure sensitive tip.

    Sorry for rushing the review through. I learn something new about this netbook every day. :)

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