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Report: Asus to Ship T91 Next Week

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Rumor has it Asus’ tablet netbook, the T91, will start shipping to the US this week.

We first got a good look at the T91 when it was on display at Asus’ booth at CeBit following a very brieft glimpse of the device at CES in January. Today Electronista reports claims from an EeeUser.com forum member who says the tablet-netbook will ship this week.

Like we reported back in March, the T91 is Atom-based (1.33 GHz) and features 1 GB of RAM as standard (upgradable to 2 GB), an 8.9-inch (1024 x 600) touch screen and a 180 degree rotating lid. It measures in at 225 x 164 x 25.2-28.4mm, and weighs less than 1 kg.

Unfortunately there’s still no information on pricing and with a device like this, a reasonable price point will be the make or break point. How much would you be willing to fork out for the device?

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    maaksel , June 16, 2009 5:03 PM
    free!
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    jerreece , June 16, 2009 5:07 PM
    I'm just gonna guess. But since similar netbooks go for around $300, this sucker will probably go for $400 simply because the screen swivels. But who cares? You have to sit directly in front of the keyboard to use it effectively anyhow, and as small as it is why can't you turn the whole thing around to show the screen to someone else?
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    jerther , June 16, 2009 5:07 PM
    weeee! free netbooks for everyone!
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    tipmen , June 16, 2009 5:10 PM
    A nice $300 or sub $300 price tag would be good however that won't happen too many fools with too much money.
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    pbrigido , June 16, 2009 5:30 PM
    I bet it goes for around $550...give or take $50. It isn't your typical netbook with features like the rotating touchscreen LCD. This to me is a netbook that is near perfection...if only it had NVidia's Ion inside, it would attain that status.
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    tayb , June 16, 2009 5:30 PM
    jerreeceI'm just gonna guess. But since similar netbooks go for around $300, this sucker will probably go for $400 simply because the screen swivels. But who cares? You have to sit directly in front of the keyboard to use it effectively anyhow, and as small as it is why can't you turn the whole thing around to show the screen to someone else?


    I guess you are confused as to what a "tablet" is. The point of the swiveling screen is that you swivel it all the way around, lay it flat against the keyboard, and write directly on the screen. There are many things that can be useful to write on the screen and if this came at the right price point it would sell very very well. Editing documents on the go, signing forms and emailing them that might otherwise have to be faxed, etc. A lot of potential in a device like this if they can keep the price under $500.
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    doeboy , June 16, 2009 6:25 PM
    I think it could sell very well also. This would be great for people out in the field since it has the tablet features in it.
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    jacobdrj , June 16, 2009 6:52 PM
    A) Battery User Replaceable?
    B) Battery Life?
    C) XP Tablet Edition?
    D) PRICE!!!???!!!

    If its price is over 500... I simply can't justify it. But I would love to move to this from my TX2500Z...
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    mcnuggetofdeath , June 16, 2009 6:59 PM
    Id drop up to $450 on it, but would love to see it retail for $300. At that price, retailers would have trouble keeping it in stock.
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    laptopfreak , June 16, 2009 7:19 PM
    $400 and it would be a good toy :) 
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    falchard , June 16, 2009 8:53 PM
    My Toshiba M200 beats that specs wise and can be found under $400. I am interested in the reasoning behind an expensive Tablet netbook.
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    Anonymous , June 16, 2009 11:54 PM
    Don't forget it's equipped with the lower priced 1,3Ghz Atom, instead of the N270.
    It'll have to compete with Gygabite's swivel screen laptop too.
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    zodiacfml , June 17, 2009 1:42 AM
    the device is pretty pointless to me. an ordinary netbook would suffice for what this thing does.
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    dpmobile , June 17, 2009 3:23 AM
    For those of you questioning the reasoning behind the price...just think of what this device could potentially substitute: GPS device, "convenient" portable media player (movies, music, etc.), pda/phone, and the list can go on depending on how techy you are. Above all, remember all of those times you "wish" you had access to your computer and what that cost you at the time? Factor that in too, since you can probably tag this T91 along with you just about everywhere. Seriously, think about that and the time you could save...especially if "time is money" applies to you.
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    Anonymous , June 17, 2009 1:35 PM
    I think that everyone who has so far given a price estimate is going to be disappointed. The UK price has already been set at around 445 pounds, which is about $730 USD. I imagine it's going to be somewhere around this price.
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    chaohsiangchen , June 17, 2009 5:09 PM
    http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/06/16/asus-t91-tablet-netbook-to-hit-us-retailers-soon/

    Judging from UK price, the launch price for this thing will be around $680 to $720.
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    pbrigido , July 9, 2009 5:31 PM
    I called it!

    http://gizmodo.com/5310791/asus-t91-eee-tablet-hits-online-stores-for-500