Excerpt: AMDeee The 1201T is Asus's first Eee PC with AMD hardware; it provides an interesting alternative to the Eee PC 1201N which has the latest Intel components. Find out how the AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 processor and the ATI graphics measure up in our review.
Pros: Good workmanship, Ergonomic chiclet-style keyboard, Good screen brightness, Attractive design, Good application performance, The timeless design, the good workmanship and feel of the case, the improved processing and graphics performance of the hardware, the generous chiclet keyboard and the good levels of screen brightness.
Cons: Noisy hard drive, HD Flash content does not play smoothly, Glossy screen produces reflections, Poor loudspeakers, Fan runs constantly
Conclusion: The Asus Eee PC 1201N's most perceptible advantage for the user will likely be its gain in size . On the one hand, this has an effect on the input devices that now almost have the size of fully functional office devices , as well as on the display that provides for a reasonable work environment with a screen size of more than 30 centimeters .
Pros: Attractive case, Solid workmanship, HDMI port, 3x USB, Fully functional keyboard, 12 inch display with HD resolution bids a good overview, Good CPU and GPU performance data, Gaming suitable with restrictions, Low case heating, The size. 12 inches bids a significant additional value in view of display and input devices and the netbook remains to be very mobile, anyway.
Cons: Smudge susceptible high gloss surfaces, Average VGA quality, Keyboard has clattery areas, Average display brightness and glare surface prevent outdoor use, Always present fan, A version with an integrated UMTS, at least until the official statement of specifications and model alternatives. Actually a must in mobile devices: a matt and luminous display for outdoor use.
Conclusion: The ASUS EeePC 1201N is the fastest netbook money can buy, but its tradeoff is battery life just 4 hours of it.
Pros: Dual-core Atom processor. Nvidia's Ion platform benefits smooth HD playback and light 3D gaming. Lightweight. Full size keyboard. Fastest netbook available. Large 12-inch widescreen. HDMI port included. 2GB of RAM standard
Excerpt: It’s raining netbooks all this week on tech2, and to kickstart the reviews, we have a brand new model by Asus, and let me add straightaway that this one is not just another ‘me too’ in the market. It’s got a larger (slightly) screen and graphics powered by Nvidia Ion, so let's get straight to the dissection routine.
Summary: Asus and Nvidia deserve credit for improving on on the best 12-inch multimedia netbook. For $499, the Eee PC 1201PN offers longer battery life and better graphics performance than its predecessor. However, this system's CPU often feels like a bottleneck compared to the 1201N's dual-core CPU, as we often had to wait for that Windows 7 circle to stop spinning. We also want Asus to banish its stiff touch button in favor of something more comfortable.
Excerpt: What differentiates one netbook model from any other of the same size? There are only a few flavors, after all: last-gen netbooks, with Atom N270 or N280 processors and Windows XP; current-gen netbooks, with Pine Trail Atom processors and Windows 7; and Ion-based netbooks, with Nvidia mobile graphics and middlin’ battery life. Well, you could wait for second-gen Ion netbooks, which promise excellent gaming power and 10-hour battery life.
Summary: There's room for debate over whether the Eee PC 1201T is a netbook or a consumer ultraportable, but we have few reservations about giving it another label entirely: mixed bag. Asus has fashioned this system with many of the ingredients for success, yet we can't help but feel the company didn't blend its concoction quite well enough.
Summary: In terms of pure performance, the Asus Eee PC 1201T is among the best netbooks we have reviewed. It tackles HD content pretty well, comes with a nice isolated keyboard, and a gesture-enabled touchpad that's great to use. Not yet available in the UK, the Asus Eee PC 1201T retails for around €399 in Europe.