The Asus Eee T91 is a touchscreen netbook from the Asus Eee PC range. It is similar in specification to other netbooks, but features an ” rotatable. Since similar tablets cost at least twice the price, what makes the new ASUS Eee PC T91 so special? I spent a week putting the T91 through its. В Eee PC T91 впервые используется поворотный сенсорный экран с диагональю 8,9 дюйма, а набор прилагаемого программного обеспечения.

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ASUS Eee PC T91 Tablet Review

Sluggish performance; No accelerometer or palm rejection; Tiny keyboard; Limited storage space; Battery not user replaceable. This tablet netbook sets itself apart with an attractive touch interface, but it’s held back by slow performance, a small hard drive, and cramped keyboard.

Ever since it introduced the netbook concept two year ago, ASUS has usually been the first manufacturer to experiment with innovative designs. A compact design, thanks to the relatively small 8. However, while the touch interface itself is well designed, the 1. The result is an aggressively priced tablet that involves too much waiting around for things to happen. Lighter and slimmer than inch netbooks, it also didn’t weigh down our shoulder; alone, the netbook weighs a mere 2.

The design of the Eee PC T91 is basic. Its black glossy chassis is attractive but is a fingerprint magnet. Because of its small chassis, the Eee PC T91 has fewer ports than the typical netbook. Like the Eee PCthe tiny keys are no bigger than Chiclets, and the cramped layout takes practice to build up a decent typing speed.

ASUS Eee PC T91 Tablet – A Review of the ASUS Eee PC T91 Tablet

ASUS’ age-old keyboard slip-up is also present; the right Shift key is awkwardly placed above the right arrow key. However, the left Shift key is closer to full size. However, like the Eee PC HAthere is a single silver bar that serves as a left and right mouse button. We prefer two dedicated buttons with more tactile response.

The T91 features an 8. However, boosting the brightness to percent helped. In a side-by-side comparison with the CTL 2go Convertible Classmate PC and Gigabyte Mtwo similar convertible netbooks with the same size display, the T91 appeared brighter and offered more t911.

Horizontal viewing angles were decent, though a slight glare appeared when we played with adus tablet while sitting t991 a sunny window and when the screen was tilted back to a degree angle.

Vertical viewing angles were solid; even someone seated next to us could easily watch a streaming YouTube video.

The degree hinge that turns the screen into tablet mode felt very sturdy. While the screen didn’t wobble in either the normal laptop mode or in the tablet position, it doesn’t clip down securely to the keyboard. In a call over Skype, assus, our coworker didn’t complain of any grayness or blurriness. The standout feature of the T91 is its resistive touchscreen, which supports both stylus and finger inputs. A thin metal stylus is tucked into the right edge of the system, but much of the time we preferred using our fingers; we had no problem launching programs by just using our fingertip or the edge of our nail.


ASUS bundles the machine with its Touch Gate software overlay see below for more details on the interface. Out of the box, we had to calibrate the screen using the preloaded software to make accurate selections.

ASUS Eee PC T91 Review

Scribbling in Microsoft Paint and ASUS’ Memo and Notepad applications using the stylus didn’t require us to press down too hard, and drawing and f91 was smooth. Missing from the tablet is palm rejection software; when we rested the side of our hand on the screen while writing, adus inadvertently scribbled for us; we had to angle our hand upwards to avoid this.

Nevertheless we were able to use the SoftStylus application to input text in various areas. When we went to visit a Web page in Internet Explorer, we used SoftStylus to input the URL into the address bar, and it converted our handwritten letters into digital h91 oddly, this program doesn’t let you write out full phrases and covert them: Reorienting the screen from portrait to landscape mode requires holding down the Touch button on the bottom of the screen bezel.

Unlike the 2go Convertible, the Eee PC T91 doesn’t have an accelerometer for automatically adjusting the screen’s orientation. Instead of just navigating the all-too-familiar Windows XP with a finger or the stylus, ASUS created Touch Gate, a very attractive, full-screen alternative desktop environment.

You can launch Touch Gate by either selecting the Touch button on the bottom of the screen bezel or by selecting the Touch button on the Eee Dock from the deskop. However, opening this software took a leisurely 11 seconds.

Designed to be a three-sided cube, the three windows of the interface include the main Windows XP desktop, Touch Gate, and Widgets. Flicking a finger across the screen lets you jump from screen to screen, but once you are back to Windows XP the only way to get to the other two screens is by hitting the button on the bezel or on the dock. Customizing this list of programs is easy and also kind of neat; simply touch the circle in the bottom middle and you can spin a small carousel of icons and drag the ones you would like to appear to the list.

There is a limit of five icons that can appear on the main dock. ASUS tries to make the Web surfing experience within Touch Gate finger friendly, thanks to a touch keyboard and integrated zoom control. Ass zoom control worked well, but it would be much easier to just double tap on the display to zoom in, as opposed to using a separate utility. And while the soft keyboard was fairly easy to type on, it could certainly be larger; it takes up only about half the screen from left to right.

We like the way the FotoFun application lets you see your photos in different ways, whether its in neat rows or scattered about the desktop. And we also like how you can move photos around by dragging your finger. However, it took 8 seconds to open a single photo to asu it in full-screen mode, and another 6 seconds to go back to the group view.

ASUS provides some eye candy with its Widgets window. When launched, an animated clouded background appears, along with a azus of Yahoo’s widgets along the bottom of the screen.


Double tapping the widgets will allow you to add them to the desktop, and you can drag them around the screen. You can add everything from a weather to RSS to stock quote widgets. Instead of using the typical 1.

As we found with the Acer Aspire One AOhwhich uses the same processor, there was a major performance delta between the T91 and other netbooks. In our everyday usage, the Eee PC T91 felt slow. The system took over 15 seconds to launch the touch-friendly version of Internet Explorer that ASUS includes with its Touch Gate interface; when we opened Internet Explorer while chatting with a friend on Skype, the video dropped out for a few seconds, and again, a few seconds passed before the netbook could overlap these two windows.

This mark was a little lower than the netbook average of 97, but, unless you’re planning to play the latest 3D games, you won’t notice a difference. A p video clip played smoothly. Using Handbrake, we transcoded a 5: During testing, the keyboard and touchpad were noticeably warm.

With the netbook closed and in tablet mode, we ran our transcoding test; halfway through, we reopened the lid, and found that the screen had made the keyboard uncomfortably hot, and the temperature between the G and H keys registered degrees Fahrenheit.

Though the drive boots Windows XP in a speedy 45 seconds, it’s very sluggish when it comes to just about everything else. In addition to the drive being slow, it is small; we had to uninstall a number of programs to make room for the 4.

These scores are higher than the netbook averages of The T91 maintained a strong connection during our day-to-day Web activities; streaming music over Playlist. This is higher than the three-cell mini-notebook average of 2: Also, the battery on the T91 is integrated with the netbook, and it cannot be removed or replaced with an extended battery option. The pull-down dock provides one-click access to four categories of Eee-brandedsoftware.

Eee Sharing contains shortcuts to Data Sync for syncing files with an external driveEzMessenger for transferring files between Eee PC netbooks and Eee Storage an onlinestorage system. Eee Xperience contains Eee Splendid a tool for adjusting the colors on-screen and Voice Command which wasn’t loaded on our system, but that should let you open applications with voice prompts. Lastly, Eee Tools contains parental controls, font resizing software, and the Eee docking settings menu.

ASUS will only offer one version of the T Those interested in increasing the RAM can easily remove the small door on the back of the netbook and add a 2GB stick of RAM; the hard driveisn’t easily accessible. However, its underpowered processor results in an underwhelming experience; screens take too long to open, and the lack of palm rejection is frustrating. Yes, the T91 is worth a look, but it’s not worth the wait. Review Ever since it introduced the netbook concept two year ago, ASUS has usually been the first manufacturer to experiment with innovative designs.

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