CeBIT 2009 is coming up in about a month and a half, and a few journalists got a chance to take a sneak peak at some of the mobile computers that will be highlighted there. This was a chance to see some devices that the press didn’t have much access to at CES earlier this month. One of those invited was EEE-PC.de, and they got a chance to do a hands-on with the 8.9-inch Asus Eee PC T91 Touch, a touchscreen convertible (it converts between a conventional laptop form factor and a Tablet PC form factor) powered by an Intel Atom CPU.
The T91 will be one of the first widely available convertible netbooks, at least in the US. Up until now, Americans have had to import netbook convertibles such as the 8.9″ Gigabyte M912 which makes for a more expensive experience.
From the photos and videos, you can get a good idea of the size of the T91 when in Tablet PC mode, as well as the stylus.
One of the photos shows a Secure Digital (SD) / MultiMediaCard (MMC) slot with the words “Disk-Expander” stamped on the slot cover/blank. Could this be something similar to the 8.9″ Acer Aspire One where additional flash media (in the form of an SD card) is used as expanded storage?
These aren’t expected (at least in Europe) until the second quarter of this year. Hopefully they’ll make there way to the US around that time as well, as I plan on picking one up for personal use.