Wednesday, March 31, 2010
If you are reading my blog this is a hint if you want to get me something extra special on my 21st birthday :-D
This is a new convertible touch screen netbook, also known now as a netvertible, by ASUS. T stands for tablet, 101 is the screen size, 10.1" and MT means that is has multitouch. It has the new Atom N450 (or N470 in a version that I haven't seen yet, maybe shipping later), 1GB of RAM (or 2GB), a 160GB (or 320GB) 2.5" SATA HDD, and 3 point multi-touch. I've seen a couple of reviews and this looks like a very promising device. The only flaw is the GMA3150 that fails at really doing anything graphically like watching 720p videos on youtube. But if you know what you are getting into when you buy this netbook, thats not a huge deal. Plus you don't need anything too high quality on such a small screen. Plus I tend to thing that upgrading to an SSD fixes everything. Its like duct tape. Put something like this in it.
The most complete review can be found at netbooklive.net.
About a week ago it was going around the web that this netbook would be going on sale in April for a price of around $499 (does the price remind you of a certain other tablet?). But last night I found it on Amazon.com a little early for $509 which is right around the predicted price. Originally there was no picture or any real information but today a little more was added. It is shown is in stock by a site mobileadvance.com but going to their actual site doesn't yield anything. So is this an accident or are they actually shipping already? I don't have $509 to find out but if you want to buy it and see if it ships go for it. Worst comes to worst it just ships later in the month.