With Computex 2011 underway we have already seen plenty of notebook unveiled including the impressive ASUS UX21, now we have an ASUS netbook to tell you about, this is the Asus Eee PC X101.
Let’s start with a breakdown of technical specifications, we do not have a full list but we can confirm that the X101 features an Intel Atom N435 (1.33GHz) processor, WiFi b/g/n, a 10.1-inch display which supports a resolution of 1024 x 600 and a 2600mAh battery. Engadget‘s video (embedded at the end of this post) also shows that there are 2 x USB ports and a microSD memory card slot, we also get to look at the well-spaced QWERTY keyboard and large trackpad.
In terms of software there are two versions to choose from, you can either choose MeeGo or Windows 7, however as Microsoft’s OS requires a license it will be more expensive than the $200 MeeGo variant. The Windows 7 option has a slightly different model number (X101H) and comes with a hybrid hard drive.
The video below shows us a good-look at its physical design, you immediately see just how thin it is for a netbook, also we are informed that it is available in different colors. It is not as thin as the 11-inch MacBook Air but weighs less (950g) and costs significantly less, that said you cannot really compare the devices in terms of performance.
Sadly the video did not show us too much about the MeeGo operating system, usually the software determines whether a device will be a success or not, therefore we will have to keep you posted when we get to see a more in-depth look at the OS.
Will you buy the ASUS Eee PC X101?