Asus unveils Eee PC 1201N Ion based netbook

Eee PC brand remains strong as Asus launches its first Nvidia Ion based netbook, boasting 1080p streaming.

1201N

Asus has unveiled its first Eee PC based on Nvidia's Ion platform, which it said will greatly raise the media capabilities of its netbooks.

As well as Nvidia Ion based graphics, the Eee PC 1201N features a dual core Intel Atom 330 processor and will offer either 2GB or 3GB of memory - again increasing its performance potential, and helping to keep Windows 7 running smoothly.

Asus said that the machine will be able to stream 1080p video smoothly on its larger than average 12.1in display and will take advantage of Adobe Flash 10.1, which offloads processing from the CPU to the GPU.

black

The intention is to cross the boundary between the portability of a netbook with the power of a conventional laptop, according to the company.

Asus is also touting 750GB of hybrid' storage, though this refers to an internal 250GB hard disk drive in combination with 500GB of online storage for uploading and backing up content.

The Eee PC 1201N features 802.11n Wireless and Bluetooth 2.1 and, in keeping with the media focus, features an HDMI port for outputting images for full size screens.

Asus is promising five hours of battery life from the six-cell battery, which is middling for a netbook, but it is clearly hoping the more powerful features will help offset this.

The Eee PC 1201N will be available in black or silver and will weigh in a 1.46Kg. Asus said it will be available mid-January 2010 and will carry a suggested retail price of 399.

Click here for our buyer's guide to netbooks.

Featured Resources

The ultimate law enforcement agency guide to going mobile

Best practices for implementing a mobile device program

Free download

The business value of Red Hat OpenShift

Platform cost savings, ROI, and the challenges and opportunities of Red Hat OpenShift

Free download

Managing security and risk across the IT supply chain: A practical approach

Best practices for IT supply chain security

Free download

Digital remote monitoring and dispatch services’ impact on edge computing and data centres

Seven trends redefining remote monitoring and field service dispatch service requirements

Free download

Most Popular

Best Linux distros 2021
operating systems

Best Linux distros 2021

11 Oct 2021
Windows 11 has problems with Oracle VirtualBox
Microsoft Windows

Windows 11 has problems with Oracle VirtualBox

5 Oct 2021
What is cyber warfare?
Security

What is cyber warfare?

15 Oct 2021