And because using a small touch screen, whether on a 9-inch Netbook or an even smaller UMPC, can be a hassle when trying to fumble around Windows XP, Asus has included a custom interface meant for finger-driven computing. After calibration everything worked fine. Most of the large icons worked well with our fingers, and our main hang-ups were that we repeatedly accidentally flipped between the three main interface screens by touching too close to the screen edges, and some of the small onscreen tools particularly the Close and Settings buttons on the Yahoo widgets really require the stylus or touch pad pointer to use. The Eee PC T91 has a rotating display that can be spun degrees and folded down, akin to what you’d see in something like the HP TouchSmart TX2 , and its screen reacts to your finger or an included nonactive stylus. Vertical viewing angles are average, with obvious color inversion when viewing from below and some over-exposed colors when viewed from above. In much the same way that the Apple OS X dock or ObjectDock from Stardock software allow you to use quick shortcuts to utilities and applications, the Eee Docking software provides an easy way to locate utilities, software and digital content. Touch Gate is an alternative desktop environment to Windows XP … essentially a new, simplified touch interface that sits on top of Windows XP.
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Seven months later, the final product is here, and it’s largely successful for a first attempt at this kind of hybrid.
Bandersnatch is here to fee a twisted You can drag different widgets–from clocks to calendars to battery life indicators–anywhere on the screen. The updated Spectre x inch convertible laptop adds terrific battery life and top-notch Don’t show this again.
We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. Performance and Benchmarks This is the section that I hate the most whenever I write a netbook review. Lenovo fine-tuned its formula for the Yoga Asis, adding a trio of useful features that From the Touch Gate screen you can press large customizable icons to activate applications, access files, or manage settings like wireless access or volume.
However, we said largely the same thing about 7-inch displays when the first 9-inch Netbooks hit the market.
Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s While any touxh of custom interface has its own quirks and requires a learning curve, the results here are largely successful, and Touch Gate gives you access to lots of useful functions. The integrated lithium polymer battery certainly helps keep thickness to a minimum, but the lack of an extended life battery option may bother some shoppers more on acreen later.
After calibration everything worked fine. Power jack, USB 2. The Good Small and light; well-done custom touch-screen interface; good battery life.
That being said, the audio output from the headphone jack is probably the best solution when paired with earphones or a good set of external speakers. The only issue I had with the 8. Still, despite the lower clock speed the real world performance of the T91 is on par with other Atom-based netbooks. The Bottom Line Asus does a good job combining a Netbook and a touch screen in the Eee PC T91, even if the system hits a couple of first-generation snags. This reimagined MacBook Air fixes almost all previous design issues, but not without adding Most interesting was FotoFun, which lets you flip through photo galleries, moving and rotating photos with your finger similar to what we’ve seen in HP’s TouchSmart systems.
Visit our network of sites: It consists of the following: Besides the custom version of Internet Explorer that includes some useful finger gesture controls although we’d much rather see a version of FirefoxAsus also includes a handful of proprietary software packages, including notepad and memo programs for handwriting notes. Overall performance with the Intel Atom platform is very reasonable for daily activities like Web browsing, email, using Microsoft Office, listening to music, and watching DVD-quality movies.
ASUS was also kind enough to include a soft slipcase to keep the glossy T91 looking like new when you toss it inside your backpack, briefcase, or purse.
The optional custom touch interface, with big, easy to grab icons, works well–even if it’s not as slick and responsive as the touch interface on, for example, an iPhone. I spent a week pcc the T91 through its paces and what I discovered was a convenient sfreen companion PC that might actually be more impressive than the specs suggest.
These days, we’re also used to larger inch displays, and the smaller screen may take a little getting used to.
Pen stylus silo, headphone jack, microphone jack, USB 2. And because using a small touch screen, whether on a 9-inch Netbook or an even smaller UMPC, can be a hassle when trying to fumble around Windows XP, Asus has included a custom interface meant for finger-driven computing. Gouch a short animation of the screen rotating, landing on the main Touch Gate interface window.
Flicking your finger near the right side of the Widget screen will take you back to the main Windows XP desktop. Build quality is quite good despite the mostly plastic construction.