Asus looks to woo iPad shoppers with a real keyboard and convertible netbook form.
Early this month Asus announced that it would be offering a pair of tablets
to fight the iPad on the market. Neither of those pure tablet machines have turned up at this point, but Asus has unveiled a new convertible netbook. The new machine is called the Eee PC T101MT
and it is a 10.1-inch netbook with a screen that can be folded flat into a tablet.
The display has a resolution of 1024 x 640 and uses resistive multi-touch technology. It has an Intel Atom N450 CPU running at 1.66GHz. The OS used is Windows 7 and storage is to a 160GB or a 320GB HDD. The machine can be fitted with up to 2GB of RAM.
Other features for the netbook include Bluetooth 2.1, 802.11n WiFi, Ethernet port, and a memory card reader. VGA out is featured along with a webcam. The machine tips the scales at 1.3kg and the battery promises 6.5 hours of use per charge. Pricing and availability are unknown at this time. I really don't see anyone interested in the iPad being wooed by this convertible netbook that offers more of the same old specs we have had for a long time now.