ASUS Eee PC T101MT Multitouch Netvertible gets Dual Core N570 (update: pre-order available)

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2 Apr, 2011 5:37 pm


Update: The Atom N570 version of the ASUS Eee PC T101MT convertible netbook is now up for pre-order priced at $469 at This model comes with a 250GB HDD and 1GB of RAM. A higher end Pro model gets you a 320GB HDD, 2GB of RAM and Windows 7 Professional for $599 (see Pro model). No ETAs for either.

It’s been a long time since we’ve talked about the ASUS Eee PC T101MT Convertible netbook. It seems its back in vogue as it is among the first wave of netbooks to get the new Intel Atom N570 Dual Core CPU. Externally, the system remains the same but the new CPU is expected to provide a strong increase in performance.

The ASUS Eee PC T101MT was running the Intel Atom N450 at 1.66 GHz with integrated Intel GMA3150 graphics. The clock speed remains the same with the N570, but it does come with an extra core. We’re also going to be seeing the use of DDR3 memory which is another small performance increase.

The unit has 1 GB of RAM (expandable to 2GB) and a 320-gigabyte hard drive. We’ve also got WLAN, Bluetooth, three USB 2.0 ports, Ethernet and VGA connector and a 0.3-megapixel webcam. It is a kilogram in weight and a thickness of 31 millimeters. The ASUS Eee PC T101MT has a 4-cell battery, with the new CPU should probably allow for about 5 hours of running time. The display has a resolution of 1024 × 600 pixels, and the touch screen supports 256 pressure levels. As the MT is apart of the product name multi-touch support should be a given.

No word on pricing or availability.
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  • Anonymous

    this would be better with an AMD Fusion C-50, or an E-350.

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  • Anonymous

    Tablets generally deal with less free space than other designs and this causes increased problems dealing with excess heat generation. Convertibles especially have a issue while in tablet mode as that covers the keyboard and helps trap heat.

    While more powerful systems in turn require more cooling considerations in the system design. You won’t even see a Zacate in a system smaller than 11.6″ for example, let alone in a tablet.

    Even the C-50 has a specially slipstreamed version for tablets, and aside from the obvious GPU advantage the N570 still holds its own against the C-50 for just CPU performance and will still give better run times.

    Remember weight and run times are generally more important for tablet systems than they are even for regular netbooks. It’s one of the reasons why even high end tablets haven’t been given discrete graphic options.

    Besides this is just an update to an existing Intel based system, which isn’t too bad considering the old version used the single core N450/N455 and Asus didn’t really have to redesign anything.

    I’m sure though that once these companies get a better handle on designing systems around AMD Fusion that then we should see more products based upon them…

  • Anonymous

    Well the C-50 based system would be more ideal since you get a nice 5w TDP which will give the best run times. The N570 has an 8.5 with NO GRAPHICS OPTIONS.

  • Anonymous

    As I said before the version of C-50 for tablets, like the one used in the Acer Iconia, is slipstreamed! Meaning it has fewer supported features like fewer USB ports, fewer video port options, simpler memory controller with limited number of frequencies and terminations, etc.

    All of which is fine for a full tablet, as you don’t need as much for a tablet but the T101MT still functions as a full netbook as well.

    While run times on a C-50 can range from several hours down to just about 2 hours while gaming. So the superior graphics has its cost but if you aren’t gaming or watching full HD videos then the Intel solution will give you more run time. And aside from the GPU the N570 is still a good offering.

    While the normal C-50 TDP is 9W, never mind TDP isn’t the whole story as to how energy efficient a system will be, like it doesn’t indicate minimal load, and doesn’t tell you the maximum load the system can draw under heavy use.

    So when they make these systems they have to do more than just drop in a new chipset and that means more investment cost as they design the system around the given chipset. Especially as they get a feel for the tolerance levels of the given components. Meaning it’ll be awhile before you see more systems using a AMD solution, since it just came out and why many are just updating existing models for now.

    AMD Fusion mainly is intended to compete in the low end notebook market, covering netbooks to CULV range notebooks. While they’ll a more serious push into the more mobile end of the market later.

    Regardless which you go with you have to minimize idle load and getting rid of bloatware that comes with the system is one of the first things you should do to maximize run time.

  • radpilot

    Even the old LG C1 is faster than the t101mt , and it had a very good screen too.
    I think that the brazos platform and a higher res screen would make the t101mt a very good convertible.

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