ASUS Eee PC T91 Convertible. The PND Netbook?

Updated on 07 January 2009 by

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Update: Building a list of the specs and news references in the product database page.

An 8.9″ 2.1lb PC it’s not exactly the type of thing I’d like to have on my car dashboard but it seems that ASUS might be thinking that way. With GPS, touchscreen and an FM transmitter it looks like they’re going for the navigation option.

LaptopMag have a short article with information from the ASUS press event that took place at CES a short while ago.

I have a similar combination of convertible with GPS on my SC3 and I can honestly say that I’ve never ever thought about using it as a PND. There are far better solutions out there. Maybe ASUS will focus on the tablet element of this one though. At 1KG, it will work well for some.

Liliputing have some more pics and are saying that the device is due for launch in the 3-6months timeframe.

Related ASUS convertible item: The T83 from CeBIT in 2007 that never saw the light of day.

Update: Looks like there’s a 10″ version of this. The T101H

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7 Comments For This Post

  1. Sean says:

    Very interesting. I have long thought that a convertible would be the way to go on a netbook. The GPS might be good for some things, like Geocaching.

  2. Nell says:

    huh? why are they going with a Z520 processor? isn’t that slower than the current 900x eee PCs?

  3. Chippy says:

    Yes but it allows for thinner designs due to much smaller die and lower heat dissipation. 1.33Ghz will be fine for a netbook. Even windows 7 runs at an acceptable speed.

  4. UMPCWatch says:

    I still think that a 7″ size, packed into a tablet, may be the best form factor for a netbook, used as a dash-board mounted GPS device.
    I have been thinking about Fujitsu’s U820, but its price is the real stopper … if there was a decent 7″ tablet, built on a dual-core processor and equipped with 2GB of RAM and an HDD (60 or 120GB), I would try to be the first in the line

  5. Nell says:

    Viliv S7 comes to mind when i think of 7″ convertible umpc… 1.8ghz cpu, upgradable ram and 60gb HD, and GPS. Any chance they have a working model at CES? Man I hope they come out with more multi touch netbooks and umpcs. I would so use it as my navigation and digital comic book reader.

  6. Venkatraman says:

    I have got few applications that runs on my mobile, would be glad to use them in a tablet/desktop profile without any rewrite. I would get it without blinking, provided it comes preloaded with Android.

  7. KevinR says:

    Hey chippy – you mentioned your SC3 again, after all this time. Has it stablised any after the initial problems? There’s activity in the forum but nothing that says – wow, now it works good!?!?!

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