Asus Eee PC 1201 Series

Asus Eee PC 1201PNProcessor: AMD Athlon Neo MV-40, Intel Atom 330, Intel Atom N270, Intel Atom N450, Intel Atom Z520
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 3200, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE), NVIDIA ION 2
Display: 12.1 inch
Weight: 1.4kg, 1.44kg, 1.45kg
Price: 399, 450, 499, 500 euro
Average Score: 78.23% - good
Average of 48 scores (from 66 reviews)
price: 68%, performance: 71%, features: 72%, display: 68%
mobility: 66%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 68%, emissions: 77%

 

Asus Eee PC 1201N

Specifications

Asus Eee PC 1201NNotebook: Asus Eee PC 1201N
Processor: Intel Atom 330
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE)
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.45kg
Price: 499 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 77.54% - good
Average of 24 scores (from 35 reviews)

 

84% Review Asus Eee PC 1201N Ion-Notebook | Notebookcheck
Ion meets Eee. As far as netbooks are concerned, Asus has always taken pride in its pioneer role in the various fields. Asus has, however, surprisingly allowed itself plenty of time as to the topic of Ion, so a powerful GeForce 9400M graphic card combined with an Intel Atom CPU, as there are already comparable competitor models on the market. But Asus wouldn't be Asus if there wasn't the one or other feature slumbering in the case.
80% Asus EeePC 1201N Netbook
Source: Tech2.in.com English
Ultra-portable or ULV laptops turn out to be expensive because of their hardware, especially the processor. On the other hand, when you find a netbook which performs as well as an ultra-portable laptop, with almost the same form factor, at a much lower price, it's very hard to resist. We'd say that at Rs 29,000, it's a good pick! But again, this does not apply to someone who's looking for a laptop , where, you'd obviously look for performance as opposed to portability. But if you're looking for a good balance of both, this one offers good value for money.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Asus Eee 1201N Review
Source: Maximum PC English
At $500, the 1201N hits the upper end of the netbook range. But that buys you Ion graphics, dual-core processing power, 2GB of RAM, a real version of Windows 7, and a screen that can display 720p video. Next-gen Ion systems will have better battery life, but will they be dual-core? We’ve gotta give Asus credit for releasing a 12-inch netbook with moxie and proving that Atom isn’t dead yet.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% Asus EeePC 1201N Netbook
Source: Tech2.in.com English
At a price of Rs. 21,490, this product commands a premium in price compared to regular netbooks, but it adds a whole new dimension in watching movies, something that a netbook user would love to do on the move, as, let’s face it, all work and no play makes.. you get the drill. Also battery is not the strongest - and CPU performance is just average, so we cannot give it flying colors, but the larger screen and decent ergonomics are tugging at our judgment from the positive end.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Asus Eee PC 1201n review
Source: PC Advisor English
At first glance, the Asus Eee PC 1201n physically resembles more conventional thin-and-light laptops based on low-voltage (CULV) mainstream CPUs. In the end, there's a lot to like with the Asus Eee PC 1201n. The better keyboard and larger display in a package that's still thin and sleek are attractive, but we'd really like to see the price drop by about £80.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% ASUS Eee PC 1201N
Source: PC World English
Would you spend almost $500 for a netbook--even a top-of-the-line one, like the Asus Eee PC 1201n? At first blush, the 1201n physically resembles more conventional thin-and-light laptops based on low-voltage (CULV) mainstream CPUs. The Eee PC 1201n offers better video performance and a bigger screen than most netbooks, but at a cringe-worthy price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 94% features: 83%
Asus Eee 1201N ION Review
Source: PC Perspective English
All in all, ION makes the Eee 1201N feel and perform more like a real PC, instead of a crippled netbook. Having HD content playback properly without stuttering or visual artifacts is well worth it. The gaming aspect is a bonus since many older games (circa 2008 or earlier) and newer titles like Torchlight are cheap and can be found for less than $20.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2010
performance: 80%
70% Asus Eee PC 1201N review
Source: Techradar English
The most powerful mini-laptop you can buy, but does it qualify as a netbook? Since Asus kickstarted the modern netbook market, it is only apt that it has now released one of the world's first dual-core mini-laptops. While the 1201N fails to redefine the netbook market as dramatically as we would have hoped, it is the most powerful mini-laptop we've seen to date. With its large screen and dual-core power, however, we question whether it really qualifies as a netbook in the first place.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Asus Eee PC 1201N review
Source: Liliputing English
The Asus Eee PC 1201N is the first notebook with an Atom processor and NVIDIA ION graphics that I’ve tested that doesn’t feel slower than a typical 10 inch Atom powered netbook at day to day tasks. Sure, the HP Mini 311 and other ION-powered systems can play modern video games and stream HD video. But they’re kind of sluggish for web browsing. That’s not true with the Asus Eee PC 1201N, which is likely due to the dual core Atom 330 CPU.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/13/2010
performance: 70%
80% Asus EeePC 1201N
Source: PC Mag English
Nvidia's ION platform, which promises 1080p video playback and light 3D gaming, is finally showing signs of life. First, HP launched with its Mini 311 and then Lenovo and Samsung followed with their own Ion netbooks. Hot on their heels is ASUS, with yet another Ion netbook. The ASUS EeePC 1201N is the fastest netbook money can buy, but its tradeoff is battery life just 4 hours of it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Eee PC 1201N Seashell review
Source: CNet English
Two trends are sweeping the netbook world of late: new Intel Atom processors, and the spread of the Nvidia Ion GPU, which finally gives tiny Atom-powered laptops some graphics muscle. Although the Asus Eee PC 1201N Seashell doesn't utilise the new 'Pine Trail' Atom N450 processor, it has a rarely used dual-core Atom at its heart instead. As one of the few netbooks with a dual-core Atom processor and Nvidia Ion graphics, the 12.1-inch Asus Eee PC 1201N Seashell offers superior performance compared with most Atom-based machines. Any higher-level ultra-low-voltage thin-and-light laptop will still do better, though.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 85%
70% Asus Eee PC Seashell 1201N (silver)
Source: CNet English
Two trends have hit the Netbook world recently: new Atom processors, and the spread of the Nvidia Ion GPU to finally give tiny Atom-powered notebooks some graphics muscle. Though the Asus EeePC 1201N doesn't use a new "Pine Trail" Atom N450 processor, it instead has a rarely used dual-core Atom at its heart. As one of the few Netbooks with a dual-core Atom processor and Nvidia Ion graphics, the 12.1-inch EeePC 1201N has superior performance compared with most Atom-based machines, but any higher-level ULV thin-and-light will still do better.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Asus Eee PC 1201N
Source: Digital Versus English
Multimedia takes centre-stage on Asus' new Eee PC 1201N netbook.  Although it might look just like the brand's other netbooks from the outside, there's some rather unusual hardware on the inside.  The combination of a dual-core Intel Atom processor and Nvidia's ION graphics chipset gives the 1201N a real boost. The Asus Eee PC 1201N performs well and introduces some faster components. Almost an ultra-portable PC rather than a netbook, we would have been happier with less use of glossy materials and a better processor (a CULV for instance). Still, it's limited to users who don't need the best possible portability and battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/25/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
50% ASUS Eee PC 1201N: Dual-Core Atom + ION FTW?
Source: AnandTech English
When you're dealing with laptops and netbooks, there's a lot more subjective opinion on the matter than if you're going out and purchasing the latest video card. If you're doing the latter, performance and price are pretty much the major metrics. With a laptop, you need to balance battery life, features, size and weight, design, and other aspects - along with price and performance. That means that one person might love a certain laptop while a bunch of others hate it, or vice versa.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 50%
ASUS Eee PC 1201N On Linux
Source: Phoronix English
At $500 USD the ASUS 1201N-PU17-BK is actually not a bad deal in comparison to other ION-equipped netbooks. Availability on this netbook is quite limited but there should be greater supplies at the various Internet retailers beginning in January. Amazon's product page expects the ASUS Eee PC 1201N to be available beginning on the 15th of January, but they are accepting pre-orders.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/22/2009
Rating: price: 80%
80% ASUS Eee PC 1201N
Source: Laptop Mag English
The ASUS Eee PC 1201N is, without a doubt, the fastest netbook we’ve ever tested. It also has a good keyboard, attractive design, and strong multimedia performance. The Ion-powered HP Mini 311 doesn’t have the overall muscle of the 1201N, but offers an additional hour of endurance and bests the Eee PC on CUDA-accelerated transcoding and wireless tests. And, if graphics performance isn’t that important to you at all, you might want to consider an 11.6-inch ultraportable notebook like the Acer Aspire 1410, which lasted 2 hours and 40 minutes longer.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus Eee PC 1201N reviewed – most potent netbook to date
Source: Netbookchoice English
Overall, HotHardware were very impressed and gave the 1201N an Editor’s Choice award. They say it is worth the investment over lower-specced models and is the model to get this Christmas. They also say that it strikes a “perfect balance of speed, battery life and size.” Combine this with top-notch build quality and you have a netbook that is likely to be a big hit for Asus.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/18/2009
Rating: mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Asus Ion-Powered Eee PC 1201N Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
We suspect the Eee PC 1201N could be one of the more highly anticipated netbooks given that the Ion-based IdeaPad S12 was delayed to the point where the buzz had died down. A dual-core CPU paired with an Ion GPU is a recipe for success, and this is easily the most potent netbook we've seen to date. You get a roomy 12.1" display, full-size keyboard, 6-cell battery (that can last 3.5 hours even under pressure), an Ion GPU and a dual-core CPU for under $500.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/17/2009
Rating: performance: 90% display: 80%
Asus Eee PC 1201N – der 12-Zoll-Kraftprotz
Source: Tech Depot Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/26/2010
Rating: mobility: 40%
90% Asus Eee PC 1201T 12,1 Zoll
Source: Com! - 7/10 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% display: 80% mobility: 40% emissions: 80%
79% Asus EeePC 1201 N
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 82% features: 85% display: 75% mobility: 76% workmanship: 78%
Kurztest: Kubuntu auf ASUS Eee PC 1201N
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/02/2010
80% Asus EeePC 1201N
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 60%
86% Die besseren Netbooks
Source: PC Praxis - 3/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 70%
Doppelkern-Netbook
Source: c't - 5/10 German
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: performance: 60% mobility: 40%
62% Asus Eee PC 1201N im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 62% price: 40% performance: 100% features: 100% mobility: 42% ergonomy: 23%
62% Asus Eee PC 1201N
Source: T-Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 62% price: 40% performance: 100% features: 100% mobility: 42% ergonomy: 23%
Asus Eee PC 1201N im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/12/2010
Rating: performance: 80% features: 70%
84% Test Asus Eee PC 1201N Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 63% display: 73% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 87%
81% Asus EeePC-1201N
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 81%
80% Asus Eee PC 1201N
Source: Kieskeurig Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 50% display: 100% emissions: 80%
85% Asus Eee PC 1201N : un netbook confort et performant
Source: Erenumerique French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 85%
67% Обзор нетбука ASUS EeePC 1201N
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 67% performance: 27% display: 43% mobility: 71% emissions: 65%
Kicsi és erős: Asus Eee 1201N
Source: Mobilport HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/28/2010
Rating: price: 70% performance: 80%
90% ASUS Eee PC 1201N
Source: NotebookTV.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
Notebook és netbook azonos méretben
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/15/2010
Rating: performance: 40% display: 50%

 

Asus Eee PC 1201HA

Specifications

Asus Eee PC 1201HANotebook: Asus Eee PC 1201HA
Processor: Intel Atom Z520
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 66.67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

70% Asus Eee PC 1201HA
Source: Techtree.com English
The Eee PC 1201HA is priced at Rs. 24,000 plus tax. Of the previous two models we tested, the NVIDIA ION based 1201NL sells for just Rs. 2,000 more. A typical 10-inch netbook with a slightly faster processor sells in the range of Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 18,000. So, that's an extra six grand that you'll pay at least for the 1201HA, to get two more inches of screen size, and slightly better ergonomics. If you look at it this way, the 1201HA's price does feel a little on the higher side.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Asus Eee PC 1201HA review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Asus Eee PC 1201HA sells for £349 inc VAT. And the choice you have to make couldn't be more simpler: if you desire good looks, modest performance, and amazing battery life, you should buy the Eee PC 1101HA. But if you desire greater RAM and storage space and the latest Windows 7 operating system on your netbook, go for the Asus Eee PC 1201HA.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
ASUS 1201HA
Source: Pc Tuner Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/25/2010
Rating: ergonomy: 80%
60% Asus Eee PC 1201HA
Source: Kieskeurig Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 40% display: 70%

 

Asus Eee PC 1201T

Specifications

Asus Eee PC 1201TNotebook: Asus Eee PC 1201T
Processor: AMD Athlon Neo MV-40
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 3200
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.45kg
Price: 399 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 85.4% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

85% Review Asus Eee PC 1201T Netbook | Notebookcheck
AMDeee. The 1201T is Asus's first Eee PC with AMD hardware; it provides an interesting alternative to the Eee PC 1201N which has the latest Intel components. Find out how the AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 processor and the ATI graphics measure up in our review.
70% Asus Eee PC 1201T
Source: Techtree.com English
The Eee PC 1201T sells for just about Rs. 21,500 (excluding taxes) but beware of the fact that it comes with no OS on-board. So you'll have to shell out more if you want to install Windows on it later. It is the first model we've tested that has broken netbook barriers in some respects. Overall, the 1201T is a good option for people who are interested in HD playback. But we really missed an HDMI port on it and we're sure many will feel the same. Also, if you're looking for a netbook with a five-hour plus battery life, then the 1201T is not for you. However, if you're looking for a big-screened netbook to watch HD movies along with internet and office productivity, then the 1201T is a decent and cheap option. Let's hope the Eee PC 1201PNL (with an Intel Atom-NVIDIA ION combination) gives us what's missing from this netbook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Asus Eee PC 1201T review
Source: PC Advisor English
The recently launched Asus Eee PC 1201T is a 12-inch netbook based on AMD's Athlon Neo MV-40 1.6GHz processor. The Asus Eee PC 1201T is a great performing 12-inch netbook. The Eee PC 1201T has a nice keyboard, good textured touchpad, and a pretty good screen. Its battery life may not be as impressive as some other netbooks in our Top 5, but buy the Eee PC 1201T if you need a better performing netbook with a large hard drive, screen and keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/23/2010
Rating: performance: 90% display: 80%
92% Notebooks für jeden Zweck
Source: SFT - 3/11 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 92%
90% Das AMD-Netbook
Source: Mobile News - 4/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Neuer Star unter den Mobilprozessoren?
Source: SFT - 9/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
ASUS Eee PC 1201T: Muschel ohne Perle
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/16/2010
performance: 80%
85% Test Asus Eee PC 1201T Netbook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 63% display: 82% mobility: 90% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 85%

 

Asus Eee PC 1201NL

Specifications

Asus Eee PC 1201NLNotebook: Asus Eee PC 1201NL
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 450 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

80% Asus Eee PC 1201NL
Source: Techtree.com English
The Eee PC 1201NL is priced around Rs. 25,990 (excluding taxes). This is a pre release product and is not available in India right now, but is expected to come by next month. Conversely, you can buy an Eee PC 1201T right now for Rs. 21,500. That's a saving of Rs. 4,500 straight away. Both are 12-inch netbooks that can play HD.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus Eee PC 1201NL
Source: Digital Versus English
A lighter version of the 1201N, the Asus Eee PC 1201NL is a slim, nicely designed netbook with an NVIDIA ION chipset. Compact and light in spite of its 12.1 inch screen, the Eee PC 1201 gives good multimedia performance and is a stylish looking machine. The ION chipset means it can handle video no problem. The Atom and 1 GB of RAM do unfortunately impose certain limitations however, holding back the chipset a good deal.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus Eee PC 1201NL et Asus Eee PC 1201PN
Source: Erenumerique French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/08/2010
Rating: price: 80% features: 50%
80% Asus Eee PC 1201NL
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus Eee PC 1201PN

Specifications

Asus Eee PC 1201PNNotebook: Asus Eee PC 1201PN
Processor: Intel Atom N450
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA ION 2 512 MB
Display: 12.1 inch, , 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.44kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 16 reviews)

 

Nvidia Next-Generation ION (ION2) in review | Notebookcheck
High DefinitION. The first version of Ion already aimed at improving the performance of netbooks and enhancing their field of application. As Nvidia could no longer offer a chipset that supports the Pineview Intel Atom CPUs, the next generation of the ION platform comes with a dedicated graphics card.
Asus Ion 2-Powered Eee PC 1201PN Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
Here's the real kicker: Asus probably should have held on releasing the 1201PN until Optimus  was ready for the Ion 2 platform. Had Optimus come on this machine, we can imagine things turning out a lot better for the 1201PN. If we could switch off the discrete GPU and use the IGP when needed, we suspect battery life figures would've been far better. And what's a little bothersome, aside from the lack of Optimus.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2010
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% emissions: 40%
62% Asus Eee PC 1201PN (silver)
Source: CNet English
Unveiled as the first Atom Netbook featuring a next-gen Nvidia Ion processor, the $499 Asus Eee PC 1201PN is an update to the very similarly named Asus Eee PC 1201N we reviewed at the beginning of 2010. As the first next-gen Nvidia Ion Netbook, the Asus Eee PC 1201PN is a bit of a misnomer--offering single-core Atom performance and no automatic graphics switching in an expensive package that underperforms its predecessor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 62% performance: 70% features: 60% mobility: 50%
70% Asus EeePC 1201PN
Source: PC Mag English
The Asus EeePC 1201PN is a little costlier than your average netbook, because you're paying a premium for more system memory and an Nvidia Ion chipset. Although graphics and battery scores improve, processor speed takes a hit with the new single-core Atom N450. Overall, the 1201PN is a very good 12-inch, oversized netbook, but I rather you wait for the dual-core version or go with the Lenovo IdeaPad S12. If you don't need the graphics horsepower or a bigger screen, go with a smaller netbook like the Editors' Choice Toshiba mini NB305-N410 or HP Mini 5102. You'll save some money, too.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Asus Eee PC 1201PN
Source: Laptop Mag English
Asus and Nvidia deserve credit for improving on on the best 12-inch multimedia netbook. For $499, the Eee PC 1201PN offers longer battery life and better graphics performance than its predecessor. However, this system's CPU often feels like a bottleneck compared to the 1201N's dual-core CPU, as we often had to wait for that Windows 7 circle to stop spinning. We also want Asus to banish its stiff touch button in favor of something more comfortable. Overall, the 1201PN is a good value, but some may prefer the $599 ThinkPad X100e, which offers better ergonomics, more processing power, and slightly longer battery life (though higher temps and no HDMI). The Acer Aspire Timeline 1810TZ offers even better endurance, but weak graphics. Still, if you're on a budget, this Eee PC is a good bet. Or wait until September, when Asus will offer a mobile dual-core version of this machine paired with Nvidia's Optimus technology (which automatically switches between integrated and discrete graphics).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
86% Asus Eee PC 1201pn
Source: Computer Shopper English
After much buzz, the first major update to Nvidia’s Ion graphics chipset is finally here. Nvidia calls it, prosaically, "Next-Generation Ion" (we'll term it "Ion 2" for short), and we got to test-drive it inside an Asus Eee PC 1201pn, a 12.1-inch netbook built around an Intel Atom N450 (Pine Trail) CPU. Equipped with Nvidia’s next-gen graphics and an Intel Pine Trail processor, this netbook offers excellent media playback and a roomy screen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 86%
Der kleine große Unterschied
Source: Mobile News - 5/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2010
88% EeePC 1201PN
Source: PC Praxis - 10/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 60%
65% Asus Eee PC 1201PN
Source: Chip.de - 1/11 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 65% performance: 52% features: 88% display: 67% mobility: 54% ergonomy: 67%
ASUS EEE 1201PN
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/23/2010
Rating: workmanship: 80% emissions: 60%
80% Test: ASUS Eee PC 1201PN (silber)
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 90%
86% Brot und Spiele
Source: Connect - 9/10 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 08/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 100% features: 78% mobility: 91% ergonomy: 78%
70% Asus Eee PC 1201PN
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
Zum Mitnehmen
Source: c't - 14/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: performance: 40% display: 40% mobility: 70% emissions: 70%
81% Asus Eee PC 1201PN
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 81%
Asus EeePC 1201PN. Nueva generación Ion
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/15/2010
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
100% Asus Eee PC 1201PN
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

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Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE): Integrated (shared Memory) graphics adapter. Built in in current MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air laptops and also used in the ION (LE) platform for netbooks. Also called GeForce 9400M G. Fastest available motherboard GPU (in 2009). Integrated PureVideo HD (VP3) video processor to decode HD videos with the GPU.

ATI Radeon HD 3200: Onboard (shared Memory) graphics chip (on RS780M chipset) based on the HD 2400 graphics core. It also features the UVD video engine to decode HD videos. Beware: Under Windows XP the HD 3200 may have no 2D accelleration because of a driver problem.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

NVIDIA ION 2: ION2 is a GT218 graphics chip for Pinetrail Atom systems (D510, D410, N450) with 8 or 16 shader cores depending on the platform (10", 12", desktop). Compared to ION 1, ION 2 is a dedicated graphics card (connected only by a PCIe 1x due to the Pinetrail limitations) based on the GeForce 305M / 310M. Supports PureVideo HD to decode HD videos.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500: Integrated (onboard) graphics chip on the UL11L, US15L, and US15W chipsets with a licensed PowerVR SGX core. DirectX 10.1 support but because of low clock rates (100-200 MHz UL11L - US15) and only 4 shaders not suited for 3D games. The integrated video decoder accelerates the playback of HD videos (MPEG2, VC-1, AVC).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).

330:

Dual Core desktop Atom CPU without most of the power saving features (only C1 state, no Speedstep for example). The performance is still only suited for less demanding tasks.

Z520:

Power efficient single core CPU with a very low performance. Offers more features (power saving, VT-x) than the N series Atoms.

N270:

Power efficient, cheap and slow Netbook single core CPU. Because of the in-order execution, the performance per MHz is worse than Core Solo or Celeron M processors.

N450:

Intel Atom CPU for Netbooks with integrated memory controller and GMA 3150 GPU. The performance of the system should be only minimally faster than the previous Atom N280 / GMA 950 combination.

AMD Athlon Neo:

MV-40: Slow single core processor for small and thin laptops. A bit faster than Atom based systems but the power consumption is also higher.


12.1: This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Most netbooks have a tinier display. The advantage is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.4 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

1.45 kg:

This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


78.23%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» MSI Wind U230-040
Athlon Neo X2 L335, 1.5 kg
» HP Pavilion tx2500z
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86, 2.1 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1201T
Athlon Neo MV-40, 1.45 kg
» MSI Wind12 U230
Athlon Neo MV-40, 1.3 kg
» HP Touchsmart tx2z-1020us
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-82, 2.1 kg
» HP Touchsmart TX2-1099eg
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86, 3.9 kg
» HP Touchsmart TX2-1020ea
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-84, 3.9 kg
» HP Touchsmart TX2-1015ea
Turion X2 RM-74, 2 kg
» HP TouchSmart tx2z
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86, 2 kg
» HP TouchSmart tx2
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86, 2 kg
» HP Pavilion TX2520
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80, 2.1 kg
» MSI Megabook PR211
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80, 2.1 kg
» HP Pavilion tx2500z
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80, 2 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Acer eMachines G627-202G25Mi
Athlon 64 TF-20, 17.3", 3.3 kg
» Asus X5DC-SX025V
Celeron 220, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Acer Ferrari One 200-1799
Athlon 64 X2 TK-42, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Acer Ferrari One 200-312G25n
Athlon X2 L310, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Toshiba A505D-S6968
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-84, 16.0", 2.9 kg
» Toshiba Satellite T115D
Athlon Neo MV-40, 11.6", 1.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite T135D-S1320
Athlon Neo MV-40, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» Acer Ferrari 200-314G25i
Athlon X2 L310, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Acer Aspire 5532-5535
Athlon 64 TF-20, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dm3-1020ea
Athlon Neo X2 L335, 13.3", 2 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge NUE6WGE
Turion Neo X2 L625, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» MSI X430
Athlon Neo MV-40, 14.0", 1.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dm3-1130us
Athlon Neo X2 L335, 13.3", 1.9 kg
» Lenovo Thinkpad X100e - 2876-27G
Athlon Neo MV-40, 11.6", 1.47 kg
» Toshiba Satellite T135D-S1324
Turion Neo X2 L625, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad X100e
Athlon Neo MV-40, 11.6", 1.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-03-15 (Update: 2012-05-26)