|Screen Size||8.9 inches|
|Processor||1.33 GHz Intel Atom Z520|
|Hard Drive||32 GB|
ASUS Eee PC T91MT-PU17-WT Tablet White Netbook - 5 Hour Battery Life (Windows 7 Home Premium)
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- 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z520 Processor
- 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 1 Slot, 2GB Max
- 32GB Solid State Drive + 500GB Free Eee Storage
- 8.9-Inch Touch LED LCD Display; Multi-Touch Functionality; Bluetooth;
- Windows 7 Home Premium (32 bit) Operating System; 5 Hour Battery Life
Top Customer Reviews
Initially I was disappointed with the touch features due to lack of response, but after over a week I've started to like it. Don't get me wrong, the T91MT uses a resistive screen so it is never as responsive as the IPhone Capacitive screen but once you get used to the amount of pressure you need to apply, the T91MT response pretty well to touch commands. The main culprit of lag and unresponsiveness is the low powered CPU. I've notice while it is tablet mode, the processing power is restricted to only 800mhz. You will only get the full performance of 1.33ghz in netbook mode, this may be purposely implied to lower the system temperature in tablet. The difference in performance is very noticeable while watching online videos.
Multitouch zooming is not highly inaccurate, instead of making small smooth changes; it makes leaps that zoom from 100% to 125% or 100% to 75%, depending on the program. Some program has smooth animation between zoom to give the illusion that the zoom is more fluid. The biggest problem here is still processing power. If you are running zoom while low in processing resources you will likely to make inaccurate zoom, going over the desired zoom level due to lag.
There is a official demo video floating around on YouTube of the T91MT, this is the same video that is installed onto the netbook that shows every time you startup.Read more ›
The build quality feels surprisingly solid; the rotating hinge mechanism clicks reassuringly into place. The decision to include a permanent battery concerned me, but the choice allowed ASUS to distribute the weight around the chassis, making it more comfortable to hold in tablet form. As with any 8.9" netbook, the keyboard is a challenge to use, but that's where the tablet really comes in handy. Win 7's onscreen keyboard works just as well for me as any netbook keyboard.
I've had the machine for a week and am very pleased with the form factor so far. Windows 7 provides very nice touch features, making Asus' own TouchGate overlay completely unnecessary. With a little tweaking (taskbar on the right, full-screen browsing, etc.), the small screen does what I need. Outlook is a little cramped, but browsing in tablet form is truly a joy.
The screen has a soft matte surface with minimal reflection issues even on low-power settings. Sensitivity is excellent and I am able to consistently hit my mark even with my grown man fingers. I have not had a chance to use OneNote on this machine in a real life setting, so I can't say how well it works for inking notes in a meeting or class. Just playing around, I know the digitizer on the HP tablet seems to make inking a smoother process. There is a setting to allow for palm rejection when using the pen, which will be very nice.Read more ›
I'm interested primarily in surfing the web and reading PDFs when on the couch or in bed. I had tried a used NEC LitePad -- a great device but older and just too underpowered; and a Dell XT -- too heavy and too short on battery life; and the Viliv X70, which is near perfect but doesn't provide enough storage (16gb ssd) in its $599 version and has a 7" screen at 1.75 lbs as opposed to the t91mt's 9" screen at 2 lbs. What I've been looking for is the following:
1. Something light enough to hold in one hand lying in bed (2 lbs and under), a form factor in between an iphone and a regular tablet
2. Something powerful enough to run Microsoft Word and Adobe Professional (so that I can easily read and annotate PDFs); and decent enough power that I'm not frustrated in general -- good enough online video playback.
3. The ability to touch using my fingers (I have no interest in inking with a stylus) -- with something approaching the feel of an iphone: light touch, the ability to scroll down using the thumb directly on the page, etc.; multitouch with windows 7 a bonus.
The t91mt does all of these things quite well. I was a little worried when I first started using it and installing software: I had Dropbox (I use this for online file backup/sync with other computers) running in the background and during its first sync of a large number of files it uses a lot of CPU. Adobe Professional and Word took a long time to install. So during all this the t91mt was sluggish, and surfing the web was frustrating. Also, the Asus calibration tool isn't very good -- so I wasn't getting the accuracy I liked with touching.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this review is posted well after the laptop stopped working, yet I loved that gadget over the 3 years I used it. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Justin Time
I consider this is a large version of UMPC. The best is it runs Windows 7 so I can install whatever software I want. Another best is it is small, and light. Read morePublished on March 23, 2010 by L. Hou
I was looking for a netbook that would allow me to read e-books like a kindle without the annoying DRM/must purchase books as I already had a library of e-books on file. Read morePublished on February 8, 2010 by K-Bac
Straight out of the box, the build quality is extremely solid and well built. The hinge is sturdy enough to (against ASUS recommendations) lift the whole netbook and support... Read morePublished on December 25, 2009 by Brian Fortenberry
The t91mt was purchased to serve as a portable computer/note taking tool. I much prefer to use a truly open source (OS) operating system, not Android. Read morePublished on December 24, 2009 by Yigal P. Weinstein
As a preface to this review: I've owned the computer for about 2 months. I use it everyday for college (notes in particular), work, and just for play. Read morePublished on December 15, 2009 by I. Prehn
Excellent 2nd entry in the touch enabled Netbook market - both from Asus. This one is quite, easy to use, and has a great battery life. Read morePublished on December 14, 2009 by J. Wallis
Well, I got the unit back a second time from ASUS repair center. What a great little machine. I can't go up on the stars until it continues to work, so every 3 months that it runs,... Read morePublished on December 14, 2009 by Ron & Socorro Zebal
Work as advertise. I do alot of reading and installing Kindle for PC on this thing really turns it into an ebook reader/computer. Read morePublished on December 10, 2009 by P. Liu