Quick as a Flash – Eee PC 1201N Multimedia Netbook with dedicated NVIDIA ION Graphics

ASUS have announced the Eee PC 1201N netbook which is set to break
the boundaries of what is possible on the netbook platform, owed to the
dual core processor and dedicated NVIDIA ION graphics chip.

The
two technologies combine to bring the user the fastest netbook
performance currently available, and high definition media support both
at home and on the move.

Rene Haas, general manager for notebook GPUs at NVIDIA said, “The
ASUS Eee PC 1201N delivers exceptional performance for a netbook. This
ION-powered Eee PC is ideal for anyone who wants a netbook with the
ability to watch HD video, share and edit photos, play casual games,
and convert video to a portable media player. With the upcoming Flash
Player 10.1 from Adobe, it will soon handle streaming HD video as well
as a high-end desktop PC.”

The Eee PC 1201N will be available in the UK around mid January with an SRP of £399 Inc VAT.

Key Features and Benefits

  • 12.1” high definition display for stunning visual clarity
  • Intel Atom 330 Dual Core Processor
  • NVIDIA ION dedicated graphics for full HD media support
  • 750GB hybrid storage (250GB hard drive and 500GB online Eee storage – easy to save all your favourite media)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1 for seamless connectivity
  • Up to 5 hours battery life for endless entertainment
  • Built in web-cam for easy video calls to friends and family
  • HDMI port to play media on larger external HDTV screens
  • Built in card reader for easy data transfers
  • Available in black or silver
  • Windows 7 operating system
  • Priced at £399 SRP inc. VAT.      

A dual core processor makes this the fastest netbook yet:

Before now, users have had to choose between a high performance
notebook (that’s a little larger to carry) or a highly portable netbook
(that’s not quite as powerful as its bigger brothers).

As the
first netbook to integrate both the Intel Atom 330 dual core
processor and the NVIDIA ION graphics, the Eee PC 1201N shatters
previous single-core netbook constraints and delivers the best of both
worlds to users seeking mobility and multimedia performance.

Dedicated graphics bring full HD media functionality to netbooks:

The four most popular uses of the Internet are Search, Social Media,
Video and E-mail.  An increasing number of websites (such as the BBC
with their iPlayer Platform and now YouTube with 1080P HD videos) have
recognised this trend and now offer High Definition media via Adobe
Flash for increased user enjoyment.

Adobe Flash was previously
handled entirely by a device’s CPU, but Adobe and NVIDIA have developed
Flash 10.1 technology to be handled by the Graphics chip instead.  The
result is that the 1201N, with dedicated NVIDIA® ION™ graphics, can now
handle streaming HD video as proficiently as a high-end desktop PC.

Versatility for viewing HD content both away and at home:

This fantastic visual performance is boosted by the preinstalled
ArcSoft SimHD technology which takes standard definition content and
scales it up to a high definition quality – dramatically enhancing the
quality of images across a wide range of file formats.

The Eee PC
1201N gives users total flexibility for how and where they enjoy video
content. On the move, the 12.1” high definition display provides a
smooth and portable platform for viewing videos in stunning clarity,
whilst at home the HDMI output makes it a breeze to play video on a
larger HDTV screen to experience full 1080p HD video and true-fidelity
7.1 audio.

Huge 750GB hybrid storage solves the dilemma of where to save large digital media files:
A tiny size by nature means many netbooks must compromise on what
technology is included – with storage being one of the common
sacrifices.

The Eee PC 1201N eliminates the need for users to worry about whether
they will have enough room to save their HD content files. With a
whopping 250GB of HDD storage and 500GB of WebStorage, there is ample
space for all the high quality family favourite pictures, music and
movies – plenty to keep the kids quiet on long journeys (or Dad on the
12 hour business flight!).

ASUS WebStorage not only makes it easy for users to share media with
friends and family, but also offers a simple drag-and-drop interface
for downloading free content such as games, wallpapers and software.

Specifications:

Eee PC 1201N 

  • Display : 12.1"  LED-backlit WXGA  screen  (1366  x  768)
  • Operating System  : Genuine Windows 7
  • CPU  : Intel Atom 330 Dual Core processor
  • NVIDIA ION Graphics
  • Default Memory :  DDR2 SO-DIMM 2GB/3GB**
  • Storage  : 250GB  HDD/320GB  +  500GB*  ASUS
  • WebStorage : Wireless Data Network
  • 802.11b/g/n  @2.4GHz,  Bluetooth  2.1  +
  • Battery Life   : 5hrs*, 6-Cell 63Wh Li-ion Battery
  • Camera :   0.3M Pixels** (with digital zoom function)
  • Audio Codec :   Hi-Definition Audio CODEC
  • Speakers  : Stereo Speakers
  • Multimedia  : Built-in Mic  High Quality Mic
  • Interface  :
    • 1  x  VGA  Port  (D-sub  15-pin  for  external  monitor), 1 x HDMI, 3 x USB 2.0, 1 x LAN
    • RJ-45, 2 x Audio Jack (Head Phone / Mic- in), Card Reader: MMC/ SD(SDHC)
  • Dimensions : 296mm  (W)  x  208mm  (D)  x  27.3~ 33.3mm (H)
    Physical

    • Weight  1.46kg (3.22lbs)
    • Colors  Black, Silver

 

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