Asus Eee PC 1201HA netbook now official; press shots live

October 20, 2009 at 5:11 pm

Asus Eee PC 1201HAAsus Italy has today confirmed the existence of the Eee PC 1201HA Seashell. This 12.1-inch netbook will be launching in mid-November with Windows 7 Home Premium in tow for €399.

The 1201HA has a 6-cell battery that the company claims will last for 8 hours, not bad at all considering the larger display. It will be powered by a 1.33GHz Z520 Atom CPU and come with 2GB RAM and a 250GB HDD. Other features include a 0.3MP webcam, Wi-Fi (b/g/n) and 500GB of online data storage.

Asus Eee PC 1201HA

Asus will once again be using a chiclet full-sized keyboard for the 1201HA. More recent models have used flat-key keyboards rather than chiclet ones, as seen in the popular Eee PC 1000HE.

Asus Eee PC 1201HA

Looking at the photos, the netbook certainly looks very desirable, with some sleek lines and a skinny form-factor. I’m still finding it hard to believe this weighs 1.4 pounds (<700g), maybe something got lost in the translation but that seems too light to be believed! Asus Eee PC 1201HA

The Eee PC 1201HA Seashell will be available in four colours (Black, Blue, Red and Silver). Interestingly, Asus Italy also confirmed the existence of the ION-equipped Eee PC 1201N. No firm launch date was given, although it is expected in the “coming months”.

Update: has some video of the Eee PC 1201HA below.

Asus Eee PC 1201HA

Asus Eee PC 1201HA

Via Notebook Italia.


1,910 Responses to “Asus Eee PC 1201HA netbook now official; press shots live”

  1. Stephen De Gabrielle said:
    October 20th, 2009 10:52 PM

    1.4 kilograms

  2. Phil said:
    October 22nd, 2009 3:36 PM

    If the 1201HA with an Atom Z520 and GMA500 will get 8 hours battery life, I wonder how long the battery will last with on the 1201N with an Atom N330 and ION? Will it come with a bigger capacity battery or are we looking at a much reduced running time?

  3. Mika said:
    October 22nd, 2009 5:29 PM

    Why 0.3MP webcam only?

    This Netbook looks very nice, I cant understand why camera is that bad.

    Why put camera like that to netbook that is so nice..


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