ASUS said its all-in-one touch screen computer, the Eee Top PC, will now be shipped with pre-installed Opera Internet browser.
Opera Software develops the Opera Web browser; a multi-platform product for a wide range of platforms, operating systems and embedded Internet products including Mac, PC and Linux computers, mobile phones and PDAs, and game consoles.
ASUS is a Taiwanese IT company.
The company says its Eee Top PC has a user-friendly touch interface and is made of Netbook components and is powered by 1.6GHz Atom processor and runs on Windows XP Home platform.
Officials say that the 15-inch, 1366-by-768-resolution LCD touch screen is small by desktop standards, but is adequate for most basic tasks such as Internet, word processing, light gaming, and it helps the Eee Top fit into a range of living environments.
According to Opera, most browsers are now designed for PCs with higher resolutions and they have partnered with ASUS to build a browser compatible with the screen resolution of the Eee Top. Their Eee Top browser will optimize the Web experience, making it easy-to-use with a few taps of the fingers.
Along with the browser, the Opera speed dial is also customized for new ASUS touch screen computers. Eee Top PC users can also take advantage of four built-in widgets, which give home-screen access to an Opera Widgets tutorial, an analog clock, a dictionary and a calendar. The PC will also have touch screen oriented features like buttons drag and drop gestures and a virtual keyboard.
ASUS officials add that both new and advanced users will get easily accustomed to the portability and user friendliness of the Eee Top PC. And in order to enhance this flexibility they had integrated the Opera browser, a compatible software solution optimized for touch screen computing. Opera Software (News - Alert) has extensive expertise in tweaking its tools for unique devices and now they have provided an interactive Web-surfing session where the human touch is the ultimate navigation tool.
The Eee Top PC will be available in the US market through ASUS-authorized dealers in North America on March 9, 2009.Nathesh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Tim Gray