Asus have just announced the brand new Asus Eee PC 1225B 11.6-inch netbook to the market. We can already tell a lot just from the name, the bump in digits indicate that it’s an updated version of the 1215, and the B at the end tells us that it makes use of AMD hardware.
The Asus 1225B (Eee PC 1225B) is an 11.6-inch netbook which is powered by AMD’s new Brazos chipset.
It will be available with two CPU options, either the AMD C60 dual core 1GHz (turbo-boost to 1.2GHz), or the dual core 1.65Hz AMD E450 APU. It supports upto 4GB of DDR3 RAM, but will probably ship with 2GB. Hard drive options start at a very healthy 320GB and go up to 500GB and 750GB capacities.
Asus didn’t slack with the graphics either and the Asus Eee PC 1225B will come with ATI Radeon HD 6320/6290 (dependent on region and specific model) with DirectX 11, and HDMI output (VGA also featured). This makes the Asus 1225B easily powerful enuough for HD videos and some gaming.
The 11.6-inch display has a 1,366 x 768 resolution and integrated webcam. It also features USB 3.0 ports and USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA, Ethernet, audio in and out, and a multicard reader.
It comes with a 6-cell battery which provides unto 7 hours of runtime on a single charge.
The Asus 1225B is in direct competition of the best selling offering from Acer, the Acer Aspire AO722 (review here).
No release dates have been announced just yet, nor a price, but we expect this premium model to go for around $450 upon release. CES is only a week away now, so we’re sure we will hear more about this model and hopefully a release date.