Ahh, that's more like it. Early reports of British pricing had us worried that the ASUS T91 convertible tablet would sell for nearly $US700; now, online retailers are listing the 8.9-inch touchscreen Eee at a much more reasonable $US500.
Now bear in mind this is the single-touch, XP-based model that was shown back at CES, not the multitouch version that's been buzzed about as of late. In other words, it's a touchscreen netbook with a versatile hinge. The specs, according to BuyDig, include an Atom Z520 processor clocked at 1.33GHz, a 16GB SSD (plus 20GB of "Eee storage, which I assume to be an SD card), 1GB of RAM, Bluetooth and 802.11n Wi-Fi. You could do worse on a tablet, spec-wise—and really, for $US500, I'm not sure you could do better. [Portable Monkey via Slashgear]