Asus Eee PC 1201HA: 12” ION-powered netbook gets closer

September 24, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Asus Eee PC 1201HAWe had already heard that Asus is planning to launch its own ION-based netbook, following a leaked roadmap. It looks like this launch may be getting close as the Eee PC 1201HA has popped up on the company’s support pages.

The roadmap suggests that this 12.1-inch (1366 x 768) model will be powered by a 1.6GHz N270 Atom processor, 2GB RAM and a 250GB HDD. It will come with Windows 7 Home Premium, 6-cell battery, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi (Draft-N). These specifications appear to have some ground as a Chinese retailer, PCPop, listed the ‘Eee PC 1201N’ last week that has the same specs. Further details include that it will run on a 5200mAh battery that should be good for 11 hours of battery life.

The roadmap suggests that the 1201HA will join the Seashell family of Eee PC netbooks and ultimately replace the 11.6-inch 1101HA. It is expected to launch for around the $499 mark during Q4 2009.


760 Responses to “Asus Eee PC 1201HA: 12” ION-powered netbook gets closer”

  1. Mika said:
    September 24th, 2009 12:43 PM

    Wonder if there will be drivers for XP too, Windows 7 sounds slow.. (er)

  2. Josh said:
    September 28th, 2009 3:03 AM

    I’ve tested the Window 7 RC and I can say that Windows 7 is a LOT faster than Vista and even a bit snappier than XP. I had my doubts about that when I first went to test it but the overall experience was amazing. Windows 7 will be my OS of choice when it officially launches.

  3. Benjamin said:
    September 28th, 2009 11:59 AM

    Hi, if you click the link to the support page it only lists drivers for Win XP, i sure hope this does come with WIn7, but you gotta ask yourself why are there XP drivers? unless they are releasing 2 versions at the same time ??

  4. Chance Stevens said:
    December 2nd, 2009 3:37 PM

    The 1201N is the ION powered version. This netbook will only have integrated Intel graphics. Also it’s only priced at $329. See for yourself here: