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Asus 1201N – Ion Powered Eee PC

Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 9:54 am

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Asus Eee PC 1201NIf you remember back to the end of last month, you might recall seeing the Asus 1201N on Asus’s leaked Eee PC roadmap.

The Asus Eee PC 1201N was the most interesting and exciting new netbook to be announced. The Asus 1201 will be their very first netbook to feature Nvidia Ion graphics, giving it 1080p HD playback and much improved gaming performance.

When the roadmap was leaked, the Asus 1201N was just a small line of text on the roadmap, with some specifications and a release date of October.

Very recently the Asus Eee PC 1201N has shown up on a store in Hong Kong, confirming it’s existence.

Update: Amazon are now selling and shipping the very special Asus 1201N for $484 With $15 off!

Asus 1201N

Asus Eee PC 1201N

The specification have been confirmed as having a 12.1-inch 1366 x 768 display, running an Intel Atom N330 dual core CPU, GeForce 9400M (ION Graphics), 3GB of DDR2 RAM, 320GB hard drive. It also have 802.11n WiFi, webcam, and a high capacity 6-cell 5200mAh battery, which should last for upto 8 hours.

The Asus 1201N is also the first Eee PC to feature Ion graphics, and Windows 7 Home Premium.

Updated: Correct specifications have been added. Such as the Dual Core Atom and increased RAM and HDD space.

  • Display: 12.1 inch, 1366 x 768 pixels
  • CPU: 1.6GHz Intel Atom N330 dual core
  • Graphics & chipset: NVIDIA ION (GeForce 9400M)
  • OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Memory: 2GB DDR2 (upto 3GB)
  • Storage: 250 / 320GB HDD + 500GB web-based storage
  • Connectivity: 802.11b/g/n WiFI, Bluetooth, Ethernet
  • I/O: HDMI, VGA, 3 USB 2.0 ports, SD card slot, mic, headphones
  • Webcam: 0.3MP
  • Touchpad: Supports multitouch gestures
  • Battery: 6 cells, 8 hours
  • Colors: Black, or silver.
  • Dimensions: 11.7″ x 8.2″ x 1.3″
  • Weight: 3.1 pounds

Update: Great news! The massively anticipated Asus 1201N can now be ordered from Amazon for $484! (Save $15) It has also been confirmed that it is currently shipping out to customers. Both the black and silver models are available to order!

It is also available in the UK from Amazon UK for £395!

Update: View the Asus 1201N hands on, and the Asus Eee PC 1201N review!