Feather me timbers!  Asus has gone computer bonkers.  First they’ve had massive success with the Eee PC and now they’ve unveiled a Macbook Air killer, the S101, which sports an Intel Atom processor under the hood.  It’s .7-inches at its thickest point, weighs 2.2lbs, rocks a 10.2-inch LED backlit LCD (1024×768),  and includes 20GB of online storage + 4-in-1 media card reader.  Much like the Air, you’ll be limited to a non-removable 5-hour battery and you’ll have to tolerate the fixed 1GB of RAM.  Wireless is had through 802.11n and Bluetooth 2.0.  Fear not, it comes in Champagne and Graphite in addition to the pictured Brown (or is that Champagne?). Ports?  3x USB2.0, 1 Ethernet and 2 audio outs.

There’s 3 versions available: 16GB SSD with 16GB SD card, 32GB SSD and 64GB SSD.  Cost?  $699 for the first two and $799 for the latter.

Official spec sheet after the ‘leap’


Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."