Having trouble deciding between a netbook or jumping on the tablet bandwagon? If you can wait a few weeks, you can snag an Asus Eee PC T101MT and have the best of both worlds.
After first showing off the T101MT at CES earlier this year, Asus is getting ready to ship the upcoming Eee PC netbook/tablet in early April for $499. That's the same price as Apple's iPad, and in this case, you'd be getting sort of a hybrid. The 10.1-inch capacitive resistive touchscreen display with support for multitouch gestures folds down over the keyboard so you can use the device as a tablet. It runs Windows 7 Home Premium and includes the AsusTouchGate software suite.
You can also use it as a traditional netbook. Either way, underneath the hood you'll find an Intel Atom N450 processor, GMA 3150 graphics, 2GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 0.3MP webcam, 3 USB ports, and an SDHC card reader.
There's also going to be tamer version that cuts the RAM and hard drive in half and drops the OS down to Windows 7 Starter Edition, though it's unclear which one will ship for $499.
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