For a company that was once producing a new Eee PC netbook about every
has yet to introduce a new one in awhile. Of course, that's a
relative term, but even going a few months without hearing of new Eee
PC seems odd. Now, Asus has given us yet another machine to look at, the
Eee PC 1201K.
What's most unique about this machine isn't the typical Seashell design,
but the AMD chip inside. Rather than relying on Intel's familiar Atom
family, Asus has chosen the AMD Geode NX 1750 processor with a SiS
741GX/966L chipset. These parts are joined by a 320GB hard drive, a
0.3MP webcam, a built-in card reader, and 1GB of RAM. Another odd choice
is the inclusion of Windows XP Home as the operating system, even
though Microsoft recently stated that XP would no longer be a netbook OS
option after October. Maybe Asus is trying to take advantage while they
still can? Other specs include a 12.1" LED backlit WXGA display
(1366x768), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, a VGA port, two USB 2.0 ports, ethernet,
audio in/out, anda 6-cell battery.
No public word has been given on a price or release date yet, but we're
eager to find out. It's not often we see a 12.1" netbook
, let alone one
with an AMD chip, so it'll be a nice diversion from the norm. Colors
available will include black and silver.
Asus has since confirmed these specifications on their own website.