Asus introduced three new laptops today. While the model numbers make the Eee PC 1201pN, Eee PC 1018P and Eee PC 1016P sound like modest updates to existing notebooks, these machines actually feature some pretty notable changes in both specs and case design.

Asus Eee PC 1201PN

This 12.1 inch notebook looks virtually identical to the Eee PC 1201N. But while the earlier model had a dual core Atom 330 CPU and NVIDIA ION graphics, the Eee PC 1201PN has a 1.66GHz Atom N450 CPU and next-generation NVIDIA ION graphics.

It has 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive, a 1366 x 768 pixel 12.1 inch display. 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, and a 6 cell 63Whr batter. The notebook also has HDMI output.

You can find more details about the Eee PC 1201PN at Netbook

Asus Eee PC 1018P

This model has a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display and comes with either a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N455 of 1.83GHz Atom N475 processor. As far as I can tell, what makes these CPUs special is support for DDR3 memory.

You also get 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, and support for USB 3.0. There’s also an integrated 3G modem (this may just be an option), 1GB of RAM, and a 160Gb or 250GB hard drive as well as a 44Whr battery.

The Eee PC 1018P has a brushed aluminum chassis that measures just 0.71″ thick.

You can find more info and photos at Notebook Italia.

Asus Eee PC 1016P (credit: Notebook Italia)
Asus Eee PC 1016P (credit: Notebook Italia)

Asus Eee PC 1016P

At first glance, this model looks a lot like the 1018P, but it has a few extra features including Bluetooth 3.0 and WiMAX capabilities. You also get a choice of a 47Whr battery or a higher capacity 63Whr battery.

The Eee PC 1016P comes with either an Intel Atom N450 or N455 processor, 1GB of RAM, and a 160GB or 250GB hard drive. It has a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display and 3G modem (which, again, may just be an option).

This model has an aluminum chassis. The demo unit has a matte black lid, as well as what appears to be a matte display.

Notebook Italia has more photos and details.

I haven’t seen much information about the Eee PC 1015P, but I did glance a photo at Notebook Italia showing a placard with that name on it. Word on the street is that the Eee PC 1015P will have a matte display and aluminum chassis, much like the Eee PC 1016P.

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6 replies on “Asus introduces Eee PC 1201PN, 1016P, 1018P”

  1. Are we just assuming the graphics will be switchable? I know the graphics chip is still in there because its on the same chip as the processor, but does that mean the motherboard/software will know how to switch between them?

    1. will be using nvidia optimus technology, same as i3,i5 and i7 use when combined with nvidia GPU. this is a big innovation by nvidia, Intel tried to screw nvidia and ATI by removing FSB and not licensing the new bus technology, this forced nvidia to come up with a very good and simple design , software and hardware wise.

  2. One thing. It’s confusing when you refer to the 1201PN as the 1201N.

    Otherwise wow. The 1201PN may be a winner, assuming that the HD3150 Graphics can easily drive the 2d display at 1366×768, and the ION2 can handle the 3d. With the dynamic switching, the battery might even last awhile… That’s awesome. I hope to hear more about it as we find out more… 🙂

    I was momentarily terrified that ASUS had destroyed what would otherwise be a beautiful (on paper) machine by putting in an integrated touch pad, then I looked again and saw that was the 1018P. I’d love to find out if ASUS finally figured out how to integrated buttons (by copying the way the Macbook does it, presumably), but I wouldn’t want to hold my breath on it. Although that looks like a absolutely huge touch pad by netbook standards, so maybe it won’t suck.

  3. WOW – the 1201PN may be just the ticket for me. Now if the battery life can get to 10HRS……….

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