Asus’ dual-core ION Eee PC 1201N netbook hits Italian pre-order

November 4, 2009 at 3:43 pm

Asus Eee PC 1201NIt looks like the monstrous Asus Eee PC 1201N netbook, armed with a dual-core CPU and ION chipset, may be hitting European retail pretty soon. The 12.1-inch netbook has just appeared on pre-order from an Italian retailer for €510. No release date was given but the specifications listed match what we’ve already heard.

The listing suggests the model will come with a 1.6GHz dual-core Atom 330 processor, 3GB RAM and a 320GB HDD. The display size is listed as 11.6-inches although we suspect this must be a typo, as the 1201 series is reported to come with a 12.1-inch (1366 x 768) display. Other features include Windows 7 Home Premium, 0.3MP webcam, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi (b/g/n), HDMI and a 6-cell battery.

Via Netbook Italia.


123 Responses to “Asus’ dual-core ION Eee PC 1201N netbook hits Italian pre-order”

  1. Steve said:
    November 4th, 2009 6:31 PM

    The wait for this is killing me. I just want a definite US release date so I can look forward to a specific date and not just soon.

    Soon enough… That’s not soon enough.

  2. Jack Bronsky said:
    November 4th, 2009 7:51 PM

    Would like 2 ghz and ion 2. I guess I have to wait a bit longer.

  3. Justin said:
    November 4th, 2009 9:20 PM

    @ Steve

    I’m with ya. As soon as this is available stateside, I’m purchasing one. The wait, however, is insane.

    I’ve been patiently waiting for this (dual-core, 64-capable, decent gaming/HD rig) in a netbook since their release over a year ago. I didn’t realize I could be so patient.

    But this.. knowing that it’s here, around the corner?

    I feel like it’s Christmas Eve and I’m 10 years old. I’ve even got cookies and milk.

  4. NacaYoda said:
    November 4th, 2009 10:55 PM

    I’m keen for one of these. Though the recent discovery that ION LE could be hacked to run like full ION might make this model look expensive soon enough.

    Does anyone have suggestions about a cheap Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse?

  5. nuke1 said:
    November 4th, 2009 11:59 PM

    @ NacaYoda

    If you’re in the UK, then check here for a cheap BT mouse. Ordered one m’self:

  6. Mika said:
    November 5th, 2009 12:13 AM

    Why they dont use good web camera, when everything else sounds so good. 0.3Mpix sounds more like toy.

  7. Skye said:
    November 5th, 2009 6:50 AM

    I don’t think that the hacking of ION LE is going to make a huge difference. The fact that I’m not getting Direct X 10 makes absolutely zero difference to me.

    Nice to finally see a netbook that’s faster than the original Celeron powered models though.. might skip the mini 311 for this

  8. Cameron Tisdale said:
    November 5th, 2009 10:47 AM

    Does the Atom dual core 330 support 64 bit windows 7 Premium i.e. not basic edition?

  9. Justin said:
    November 5th, 2009 5:58 PM

    @ Cameron Tisdale

    Yes, the Atom 330 supports x64.

    I’ve been personally very interested to see what Asus ships with this Netbook in terms of an OS.

  10. netbook reviews said:
    November 5th, 2009 7:29 PM

    I would hope it’s out in time for christmas shopping (for myself)

  11. XMaverick said:
    November 11th, 2009 9:33 PM

    Well Intel Atom2 and Ion2 are right here on the next corner so perhaps some more waiting won’t kill me.


  1. ASUS Eee PC 1201N mit Dual Atom & ION in Italien für 510 Euro | - das Netbook Blog
  2. Und noch mehr Preorder: Eee PC 1201N – Von Steven - Netbook, 1201N, HDMI, Angetrieben, Ganze, Bluetooth - :: Das MobilityMagazin
  3. Eee PC 1201N mit Ion für 510 Euro in Italien » Eee PC 1001HA, Eee PC 1201N » Einfach Eee