It is the time when Tablet PCs are making full swing in the market, with their super-portability and rich features. Such tablets based on Android and iOS platforms, coming in different and easily affordable price ranges, have penetrated into the market share of netbooks quite effectively. For such reasons and other, PC makers are busy devising ways to model their netbook products to provide minimal expectations of a notebook and yet match up with the functionality and mobility of tablets.
ASUS recently released its ASUS Eee PC X101 to redefine the concept of netbooks in a similar fashion. Its rich features, ultra sleek design, and frugal pricing of $199 would simply draw the attention of consumers.
ASUS Eee PC X101 is as thin as 0.68-inches (17.6 mm) and weighs just 2 lbs (920 grams). This ensures easy mobility. The advantage that this machine has over other tablets is its extended support for peripherals and the ease of working on it. Either you have to create a document or write e-mails at length, its tablet like feel would provide the comfort of a notebook to work with.
The netbook comes with a pre-installed MeeGo operating system based on Linux platform. It makes ASUS Eee PC X101 a cost-efficient product by eliminating licensing fees. The MeeGo operating system features calendar, tasks, appointments, recently used files, and real-time social network updates on the home screen itself. There is a built-in Google Chrome browser for fast web surfing. Users can further access ASUS App Store to download various entertainment and productivity applications. ASUS@Vibe feature gives cloud-computing access to users. The Dropline online storage feature lets you synchronize and share files across multiple platforms, such as desktop, netbook, and smartphone.
ASUS Eee PC X101 comes with ASUS Super Hybrid Engine and Intel Atom N435 processor for a power-packed performance. It has Solid State Drive (SSD) for faster booting. It also helps consume lesser power. There is 802.11 b/g/n wireless card and a 0.3 megapixel camera.
Other specifications for ASUS Eee PC X101 include:
• 10.1-inches WSVGA LCD screen
• 1024 x 600 dpi resolution
• 1 GB DDR3 RAM
• Intel UMA graphics
• 2 x 2.0 USB ports
• Chiclet keyboard and large touchpad
• 28 W battery that runs up to four hours
The EPA energy star compliant ASUS Eee PC X101 comes in two colors, black and white. If you are looking for something between a tablet and a notebook, ASUS Eee PC X101 is a good consideration.