Pros

  • Better video performane due to the Ion chipset
  • Big, high res screen for a netbook

Cons

  • 2GB max memory limits usefulness
  • Much more expensive than most netbooks

At A Glance

The Eee PC 1201n offers better video performance and a bigger screen than most netbooks, but at a cringe-worthy price.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Eee PC 1201N-PU17-SL Netbook marks a radical departure from other netbooks that usually feature single core Atom processors. With its Intel dual core Atom processor, NVIDIA ION graphics, dual-channel memory architecture, the Eee PC 1201N-PU17-SL Netbook will set new performance benchmarks. More importantly, this combination shatters today's netbook conventions by delivering a rich multimedia experience.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 1201N-PU17-SL
Processor
Processor speed 1600.0 MHz
Display
Display size 12.1 inches
Aspect ratio 16:9
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 250.0 GB
Drive Controllers Serial ATA II
Other storage
  • MultiMedia Card (MMC)
  • SDHC Card
General Information
UPC Code 884840550679
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
Available Interfaces HDMI
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Bluetooth Yes
Slots
  • MultiMedia Card (MMC)
  • SDHC Card
PC Card Slots 0
Memory
Memory size 2048.0 MB
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory speed 800.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 12.6 inches
Depth 8.3 inches
Height 1.4 inches
Weight 3.2 pounds
Weight with Accessories 3.7 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 33.0
Battery
Battery Life 4:17   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 1543.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 742.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 947.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 1718.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 1066.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 863.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 556.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 591.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 17.42   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 17.53   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 11.27   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 11.26   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 1602.0