ASUS Eee PC T101MT Convertible Struggles in Hands-On Preview

When we previewed the Asus Eee PC T101MT convertible netbook/tablet earlier this month, it was just on paper. The plucky little netbook looked promising, for an Eee PC, but this latest string of hands-on previews is just plain ugly.

The 10.1-inch touchscreen tablet portion, for example, struggles with basic tasks, touch recognition and responsiveness. The previewer rated the T101MT "poor" in these areas. Calibrating the device improved responsiveness slightly, but there were still areas of the screen, like the top, where the software struggled to keep up with the user's input.

Then there's the video:

Now, keep in mind this is all pre-production hardware we're seeing, and could improve before launch. Maybe. [Touchscreen Tablet via Engadget]