If you own a Windows-based Asus S101 Eee PC and are running out of storage space, there's now another choice of upgrade.
Super Talent Technology (STT) announced Wednesday that it now offers a new solid-state drive (SSD) for the Netbook with capacities up to 64GB.
While 64GB doesn't sound a lot compared to hundreds of gigabytes found in new laptops or desktops, that's a lot for a Netbook. The Windows model of the S101 originally comes with only 16GB.
According to STT, the new SSD features a SATA Mini PCIe interface and delivers up to 90 MB/… Read more
We recently got a chance to test and review a novel take on the Netbook category, with the Asus Eee PC S101. We're used to Netbooks being made of plastic and filled with low-end parts, but that's just part of their sub-$500 charm. But the Eee PC S101 replaces the chunky plastic body with a thin metallic one, while keeping the same basic Intel-Atom-based components.
Our takeaway was that this was a very nice reworking of the Netbook concept, and at $699, it wasn't even radically more expensive than a comparable plastic version. However, one thing … Read more
Our friends at Crave UK got to play around with Asus' premium Eee PC S101, and they can't stop raving. Here's a taste of what they had to say:
We've just got our greasy palms on the brand-new Eee PC S101 and it is--hands down--the best Eee PC ever ever ever. Yes, we know we keep saying that with every new Netbook, but we really mean it this time. It's that awesome.
Our first impression was that it's extremely well-built, and way more stylish than Asus' standard Eee range. In fact, it's the most … Read more
Asus has big plans for its Eee PC S101. Details on the premium ($699 and up) Netbook were leaked on Monday, and Wednesday Asus officially unveiled its slimmest, sleekest Netbook yet at an odd event in Taiwan (see "wedding" photos here).
According to DigiTimes, Asus expects the S101 to account for 10 percent of Eee PCs it ships by the end of the year. That would seem to be an impressive number, given that the S101 costs double that of the original Eee PC and that Asus seems to introduce a new Eee PC model every other week. … Read more
We first caught a glimpse of this model last week as part of a slide show on 23 new Eee PC models from Asus. Now the high-end Eee PC S101 has been spotted in real life, under the arm of Asus CEO Jerry Shen.
It's got a 10.2-inch screen, but the basic components are the same as those found in the current 9- and 10-inch versions of the Eee PC--the 1.6GHz Atom N270 processor and 945GME chipset, paired with a solid-state hard drive.
What makes this different from previous editions of the popular Netbook is its thin … Read more