Friday, March 5, 2010

Asus Unveils New Eee PC Netbooks at CeBit

ZD Net

Asus launched new netbooks at the CeBIT conference in Germany this week, offering a look at the manufacturer's first device to use the latest version of Nvidia's ION platform.

The Eee PC 1201PN, pictured, is able to automatically switch between dedicated and discrete graphics by using the Optimus technology baked into the new ION. This technology is aimed at providing high performance for graphically intensive applications while falling back on more battery-conserving settings the rest of the time.

The 1201PN has a 12.1-inch screen with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It uses Intel's single-core 1.66GHz N450 Atom processor — as opposed to the dual-core Atom 330 processor used in the ION-less 1201N model — and comes with a gigabyte of RAM and a 160GB hard drive.

The notebooks weigh 1.46kg when configured with a six-cell laptop computer battery. Other features include 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and a 0.3-megapixel webcam.