ASUS announced the launch of its 10.1-inch Eee PC X101 slim Atom netbook or “the World’s Thinnest and Lightest Netbook” (as advertised by ASUS).
The ASUS Eee PC X101 netbook (announced earlier this year at Computex) features the latest Intel Atom N435 processor with 1GB of DDR3 RAM, 2x USB 2.0, MicroSD Card reader, built-in webcam and 8GB of SSD storage. It has a super thin 17.6mm profile and weighs just 920g.
ASUS Super Hybrid Engine (SHE) technology is also built-in to conserve battery life. The X101 is available with a seamless chiclet keyboard, comfortable large touchpad and in various colors including white, black, brown and red. Its battery life is about 4 hours (depending on use).
This is the perfect netbook as a first computer for kids, teens, as well as students, which comes preloaded with the new MeeGo OS and Google’s Chromium browser. Also a variety of cloud-based services like asus@vibe, the asus appstore and the popular Dropbox (online file storage).
While the X101 is a great computer to stay connected, it is also a great tool to learn the world’s international language – English. Over 300 pieces of material was developed by English Language Training (ELT) leaders and the British Council, with the application designed by Intel’s award winning Performance Learning Solutions. The British English Language Learning application comes in the form of a content bundle of interactive games, videos and mp3s (pre-installed on the X101).
ASUS Eee PC X101 specs
- OS MeeGo
- Display 10.1-inch (1024×600) LED Backlight WSVGA screen
- CPU Intel Atom N435/N455 Processor
- Memory 1GB DDR3, 1 x slot ( Maximum 2GB )
- Storage 8GB SSD 2.5-inch SATA (2GB Dropbox Web Storage)
- Wireless WLAN 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth V3.0
- Camera 0.3M WebCamera
- Ports 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x Audio Jack (Headphone/Headset), 1 x Card Reader (Micro SD)
- Battery 3-cells, 28W/h (4hrs battery life)
- Dimensions 262 x 180 x 17.6 mm (WxDxH)
- Weight 0.92 Kgs (w/ 3cell battery)
- Color Texture Black, Red, White, Brown
The Eee PC X101 netbook is also offered with a choice of Windows 7 Starter and a 250GB HDD (Eee PC X101H).
The Eee PC X101 (with MeeGo OS) is priced at $199 USD, while the X101H (Windows 7 Starter), is available at US$299 (according to Digitimes).