The Asus Eee PC 1201N is the first notebook from Asus to feature NVIDIA ION graphics. It’s also one of the first notebooks from any manufacturer to feature a dual core Intel Atom 330 processor. Normally that CPU is reserved for desktop systems. While a dual core Atom chip is still designed to be a low power processor that favors energy savings over high performance, it should give the laptop a bit of a boost when it comes to multitasking and running programs that can take advantage of the extra CPU core.
Asus sent me an Eee PC 1201N to review, and I’ll be putting it through the paces over the coming days. But in the meantime, you can check out my unboxing video below. The laptop has a nice look and a great keyboard. In fact, it looks virtually identical to the Asus UL20A which I recently reviewed, except that the Eee PC 1201N has an HDMI port and a higher capacity battery.