You know that rumor that was going around yesterday saying that Asus could ship an AMD powered Eee PC model as soon as February? It was wrong. The folks at Netbook discovered that you can order an Asus Eee PC 1201T with an AMD Neo MV-40 CPU in Germany today.

The Eee PC 1201T looks virtually identical to the NVIDIA ION-powered Asus Eee PC 1201N on the outside. But on the inside it replaces the dual core Atom 330 CPU and ION graphics with a 1.6GHz AMD Neo MV-40 CPU and ATI Radeon HD3200 graphics.

It sells for 399 Euros, or about $560 US.

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12 replies on “Asus Eee PC 1201T with AMD Neo processor now shipping in Germany”

  1. I’m just realizing that if it sells for 399 Euros, it will likely sell for $399 here in the US. People pay more for stuff in Europe and I’ve read in several places that people there vacation in the US to get away from paying VAT and getting electronics cheaper.

    Here’s to hoping.

    1. Yeah that’s pretty much the conversion rate. For electronics the currency exchange is really more like 1:1. And this is AMD we’re talking about, they sell cheap to compete with Intel, that’s always been their strategy.

    2. Now that’s a much more tolerable price point. I get what you’re saying. $399 for a 12″ netbook is a buy for me. Too bad I’m not in the market at the moment…

  2. I never though AMD would take the high end approach to netbooks. You’d think that they’d find a way to provide an option like Atom to make a bunch of sub-$300 netbooks.

    At this rate, they are pricing themself out of competition and into oblivion.

  3. $560 US? Are you serious? I can get an AMD based laptop with a 17″ HD screen, 5.5 hrs rated battery, with a Lightscribe DVD, full ports including eSATA, better dedicated ATi graphics with dedicated video memory, larger HDD, 4GB system memory, and everything else under the sun for about $700. Why would I, then, choose to pay this much for something so limited? This netbook market has gotten out of hand. I expected that netbooks would remain $450 or less and the features get better with more competition. However, they just keep trying to get you to pay laptop prices for a netbook.

    1. I think you miss the point entirely. Yes, you can pay $700 for a heavy, thick, non portable computer that can do it all. You miss the whole point of “netbook”. It’s about portability. If a 4 or 5lb computer is portable in your mind, that’s fine. A lot of people would pay for a robust netbook that could do more because light and thin and portability is worth it. If you think about it, if you can get a powerful computer that is smaller than most, and it works 100% as a SECONDARY computer (does everything you need it to do) people are willing to buy them. Paying more for a secondary computer that is heavy/bulky that does more than what you need makes no sense to me.

      1. I completely understand portability and like the whole concept of the small portable netbook. However, as prices seem to climb into the prices of full featured notebooks, those prices and offerings seem ludicrous. I’m perfectly willing to accept a $450 12″ netbook, or a $399 10.5″ one. Both have their markets. But, when 12″ netbooks approach the price of a much higher performing notebook, the manufacturers must be out of their minds. It seems as if they’re trying to hock less feature filled, less powerful machines for a premium price.

    2. That’s the German price. That includes all the taxes Europeans have to pay that North Americans don’t. It will probably come in under $500 when it comes over the Atlantic. Settle down.

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