Netbooked was able to get their hands on a netbook suspiciously resembling Macbook Pros -the Asus Eee PC 1201T – and they took it out for a spin. The verdict? They’re pretty much satisfied with this new netbook from Asus. Well except for a few caveats:
I am pretty pleased overall with the ASUS Eee PC 1201T apart from the battery life (2-3 hours), limited upgradability and perhaps the noise. Other than that the form factor allows for comfortable usage for long periods of time. Keyboard is great to type on and the trackpad is large and has responsive scrolling.
If you’re looking for something more powerful than a netbook but don’t want to pay the prices that dual core CULV notebooks reach, than the ASUS Eee PC 1201T is one to consider. When it comes to games, it’ll cream most netbooks and even Intel CULV notebooks powered with Intel GMA graphics.
If you’re wondering what the specs of this impressive-looking netbook are, look no further:
- 12.1” 1366 x 768 display (glossy)
- AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 processor (1.6GHz single core)
- AMD M780G chipset
- ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics
- 2GB RAM
- 250GB HDD (5400 RPM, 2.5” SATA)
- 10/100 LAN
- 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
- VGA, 3x USB 2.0, headphone and mic jacks, kensington lock, RJ45, card reader
- 6-cell battery (5.2 hours)
- 0.3MP webcam
- Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
- 1.45 kg / 3.2 pounds
- 295mm x 205mm x 22 – 29mm / 11.6” x 8.1” x 0.87” – 1.14” dimensions
- There are three available colors: silver, black and red.
Honestly, I was disappointed to read that the 6-cell battery only provides 2-3 hours of juice. I know of a lot of netbooks that can provide you with longer running time with a 6-cell battery. And to be quite honest, I’m not impressed with AMD processors as well. I guess we’ll just have to watch the net to see if people start raving or ranting about this netbook.