Asus has added yet another member to its Seashell family of ultraportable Eee PC. However, this time around, this ultraportable comes with an AMD processor in it. New Asus Eee PC 1201T features AMD Athlon Neo processor and supports full HD playback. Ideal for those who watch HD movies while on the move, this notebook also equips ATI Radeon HD discrete graphics.
Bearing the stylish Seashell design, this ultraportable comes in a glossy chassis with an in-Mold roller technology. The panel around the chiclet keyboard too appears glossy. The new 12.1-inch Eee PC 1201T has 1366x768 pixel resolution supporting LCD display with 16:9 aspect ratio. Though the screen is technically capable of supporting full HD content, the difference between half HD (720p) and full HD (1080p) would hardly be visible to an average Joe.
Apart from that, the 1201T equips 1.6GHz AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 processor, 2GB DDR2 memory, and 320GB HDD for storage. To support the HD playback, Asus has placed ATI Radeon HD 3200 discrete graphics in this ultraportable notebook. Here, the pre-installed ArcSoft SimHD software upscales the standard definition video to an HD video. The only heart breaking part here is the absence of HDMI outport.
Even with Asus' Super Hybrid Engine feature for power management, this ultraportable offers a battery life of six hours with a six-cell battery pack. Other standard features of this notebook include a 0.3 megapixel web cam, HD Audio Codec, multi-media card reader, three USB 2.0 port, LAN port, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR and Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n). Surprisingly, the default operating system in this ultraportable is DOS and hence customers will have to buy a copy of Windows 7/Vista/XP.
The ultraportable Eee PC 1201T is available for Rs. 21,490 and is backed by a one year warranty.