We know that there are like a million and one versions of the Eee PC already. In fact, they’re so darn confusing (with very little variations between versions) that even I tend to forget which iteration of the Eee PC is made up of what processor and other parts – and I’m the one writing on the Asus Eee PC-themed blog here.
Anyway, the Asus Eee PC 1201T is yet another seashell-themed netbook. It may sound like a bad thing, but believe me, we need Asus to manufacture more seashell Eee PCs. The main difference of the Eee PC 1201T from the other seashell netbooks is that the Eee PC 1201T has an AMD Neo MV-40 CPU and ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics, as opposed to the usual Intel Atom processor-powered netbooks like the Eee PC 1201N, 1201HA, and 1201NL.
Does it actually perform well against its Intel Atom-powered brothers? Let’s see the review done by Yugatech, as recounted by Liliputing:
- The Eee PC 1201T comes with the 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium (most other models have the 32-bit version).
- The computer has a Windows Experience Index of 3.1 (with the graphics notching the lowest score and the CPU weighing in at 3.2). By comparison, the Eee PC 1201N has an Index of 3.3, with a 4.3 graphics score, but a 3.3 for the CPU.
- HD video appears to be a mixed bag, with the Eee PC 1201T playing 1080p HD video locally without a problem, but struggling with 720p and higher resolution Flash video.
- Battery life was pretty sad, with the computer lasting about 2.5 hours with a 4400mAh battery.
Batterly life alone seems to be a dealbreaker. I’d rather stick with Intel Atom for now. What about you?