This is novel—Nokia may not have released any MeeGo phones in the end, but Asus' Eee PC X101 dualboots both Nokia and Intel's beleaguered MeeGo OS, or Windows 7. No ubiquitous Android or Linux here, folks.
When does a netbook cease being a netbook? When it measures over 10-inches? Has a dual-core CPU? Laptop has reviewed ASUS' 1215N, and deemed it the best netbook yet, thanks to the sheer speed of Nvidia's Optimus graphics-switching tech. [Laptop]
Asus' Eee Tablet sounds incredible at first—from the company that invented the netbook, a tablet with a specially designed LCD that rivals the convenience of E-Ink tech without the lag. But are you still impressed after this clip?
Normally we'd be running to the hills in fright of clocking a stylus within 50-feet of a tablet, but in ASUS' case they're claiming that "the humble notepad is in line for a digital makeover."
They weren't joking when ASUS said they had some tablets in store for us this year. The Eee Pad runs Windows 7, and comes in two sizes: 10 and 12-inches.
You'd expect a portable keyboard with a 5-inch LCD thrown in to have a better battery life than the average low-end netbook, but ASUS has revealed the full, final specs of the EeeKeyboard, which will sell for $599.
EeePad is go, according to ASUS' Chairman Jerry Shen, who will be showing it off this June at Computex as planned. However, a launch date has also been mentioned by the Taiwanese—an early-sounding late July.
It was beginning to look like vaporware of the meanest kind, but finally ASUS' EeeKeyboard has been given a pre-order price on Amazon with shipping expected by end of next week.
Forbes is reporting in an interview with ASUS' Chairman Jonney Shih that they're preparing their "own iPad rivals," two models which will launch "in the coming months" and run on Google Chrome (or Android) and Windows.
Three of ASUS' CeBIT-bound Eee PCs have been revealed early, and they couldn't be further from the plastic Fisher Price-look of their original models if they tried. A brushed metal finish, wide touchpad and comfortable-looking keyboard all seem present. UPDATE
Eee PCs may not be as ubiquitous now as they were a year or two ago, but this T101MT model has popped up in France with its swiveling multitouch display and Windows 7 OS, looking mighty fiiiiine.
That Eee Pad we heard about earlier in the month has just been given another rinse through the gossip washing machine, with details about a multitouch, Tegra chipped 4 - 7-inch model breaking cover in March.
According to DigiTimes, Asus is building a "4- to 7-inch panel...which will offer a combination of tablet PC and MID functions." And given Asus' experience in cheap portables (inventing netbooks, remember?), the plan could be a perfect fit. [DigiTimes]