Asus priming 8.9'' touch-screen Eee PC for Win7 launch

— 10:29 AM on October 19, 2009

With major PC makers prepping full-sized, touch-enabled laptops for Windows 7's October 22 launch, it's only fitting that netbook makers would follow suit. As DigiTimes reports, Asus may do just that with an Eee PC nettablet tweaked for the new operating system.

The Eee PC T91MT will arrive "around the timeframe of the Microsoft Windows 7 launch," says DigiTimes, quoting its sources in the distribution channel. As its name implies, the system is said to be an "upgraded version" of the Eee PC T91 tablet. You can expect the T91MT to feature Windows 7, a multi-touch display, and 32GB of solid-state storage.

DigiTimes doesn't quote other specifications, but if the T91MT otherwise mirrors the original T91, then it may also include an Atom Z500-series processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a five-hour battery. The plain T91 weighs in at 2.11 lbs and has a thickness of 0.99-1.12".

Aside from the new Win7 touch goodness, Asus will reportedly throw in "several new software applications in the new netbook targeting younger (under 18) users," as well. Hey, what kid wouldn't want his own little multi-touch laptop?

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