While a definitive end to the sale of Windows XP is fast approaching, as we have recently recalled from Microsoft, Asus is in turn (for) bottoms drawing. In an announcement for new Eee PC 1201K, the manufacturer Asus gives us an opportunity to stretch our archives as we have only too rarely.
Behind the false appearance of mini-laptop all that is more contemporary, besides adopting the aesthetic Seashell and screen art (everything is relative), this computer contains components dating back to 2004! Prehistory-wide mobile computing with low power.
The Asus Eee PC 1201K embarks actually an AMD Geode NX 1750 launched in 2004. If only the frequency of 1.4 GHz is not surprising for a low power chip, even six years later, the rest of its features in contrast is to back another time. The chip is actually based on the same architecture as the Athlon XP, and thus manufacturing process at 130 nm (against 45 nm for Atom), uses good old Socket A and merely an FSB of 266 MHz (cons 533 MHz) and 256 KB of cache (cons 512K).
This processor consists with a SiS 741GX Northbridge chipset and Southbridge SiS 964, and are launched at the same time. The former only supports DDR RAM that of first generation, in an amount of 1 GB and has a integrated graphics chip, which offers only VGA output. High-definition video was then a sweet dream and HDMI output useless.
The machine is structured around a screen and WXGA backlit LED with 12.1-inches and offers a relatively modern connection consisting of USB 2.0 ports, a memory card reader, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 N (option).
The Asus Eee PC 1201K and its components have a sweet tooth that lasts two hours with its 6-cell battery giving it a weight of 1.46 kg. Supplied with Windows XP Home Edition, it will be sold for a price and at a date not provided, no later than October 22, 2010.