Asus Eee PC 1201N

Specifications

Asus Eee PC 1201NNotebook: Asus Eee PC 1201N (Eee PC 1201 Series)
Processor: Intel Atom 330
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE)
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.45kg
Price: 499 euro
Average Score: 77.8% - good
Average of 25 scores (from 35 reviews)
price: 68%, performance: 73%, features: 79%, display: 68% mobility: 63%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 59%, emissions: 81%

Reviews for the Asus Eee PC 1201N

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%

Foreign Reviews

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%

Comment

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.

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

» 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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.


1.45 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.


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.

Asus reviews


77.8%: 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.

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» HP Mini 311
Atom N280, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Samsung N510 black
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» Apple MacBook Air 2009-06 2.1 GHz MC234*/A
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» Asus F50GX
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» Dell Studio XPS X1340
Core 2 Duo P8400, 13.3", 2.4 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad S12
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» Axiotron Modbook
Core 2 Duo T7500, 13.3", 2.5 kg
» Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch (06/09)
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» Apple MacBook White 2009/05
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» MSI Megabook VR705
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» Apple MacBook White 2009-03
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» Dell Studio XPS SX13-163B
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» MSI X-Slim X320
Atom Z530, 13.4", 1.7 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-12-31 (Update: 2012-05-26)