April 21, 2010 at 5:44 pm
The Asus Eee PC 1201PN will be the company’s first netbook with next-generation ION when it launches shortly. It uses the same chassis as most other 12-inch netbooks in the Eee PC 1201 range, but differs from its current ION netbook (1201N) by offering a single-core N450 Atom processor as opposed to the dual-core 1.6GHz Atom 330.
For those wondering how the Eee PC 1201PN will perform then NotebookCheck has the answers. They’ve taken an exhaustive look at the performance of ION 2 and used the Eee PC 1201PN to do the benchmarks.
In the 3D tests, the 1201PN beats all other netbooks tested to date, including the dual-core 1201N with original ION. There are also a number of game tests showcasing what kind of frame rates you should expect. As with the original ION, HD video playback shouldn’t be a problem. The 1201PN’s 6-cell 47Whr battery should give you around 3-6.5 hours of usage. Check out the full review here.