December 14, 2009 at 4:54 pm
We have already seen some hands-on impressions of the 12.1-inch Asus Eee PC 1201N netbook, but we are now treated to some more detailed performance results of the dual-core ION powered netbook. Blogeee did some exhaustive testing on battery life and the results were quite surprising. Noti also did some benchmark performance testing.
Both sites praised the machine and found it to be a great ‘bridge’ device between netbooks and ultra-thin devices. Build quality was reasonably solid although Noti found the battery to be a bit loose. Overall performance was very good with multi-tasking proving no problem for the 1201N.
I was expecting battery life to be quite dire, what with all the juice the dual core Atom 330 requires. However, Blogeee found that the battery lasted a respectable four hours and forty-three minutes with Wi-Fi on and the display set to 100 percent brightness. Noti did a similar test but ran a looped HD video and managed to get just two hours and forty-five minutes out of the battery. This is a particular stressful test though and isn’t really representative of likely day-today use.