Asus has confirmed that it will launch the Eee PC 1225B notebook in February for $399 and up. We got our first glimpse of this notebook with a 11.6 inch display last month, but Asus is making things official during CES week in Vegas.
The laptop features a 1.6 GHz AMD E-450 dual core processor and AMD Radeon HD 6320 graphics. Asus is positioning the 1225B as an entry-level ultraportable laptop with an emphasis on media thanks to its support for 1080p HD video playback.
At $399, the Eee PC 1225 is about half the price of typical ultrabook. That’s not to say you don’t get what you pay for with an ultrabook. In addition to a fast Intel processor, most ultrabooks have expensive solid state disks. But if you can live without those premium features, the 1225B looks like a pretty good bargain.
It ships with 2GB of DDR3 RAM and can support up to 4GB. The laptop has a 320GB hard drive, VGA camera, 2 USB 3.0 ports and 1 USB 2.0 port, WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, and an SDHC card reader. It also has VGA and HDMI ports.
The Eee PC 1215B measures 11.7″ x 8″ x 1.4″ and weighs 3.1 pounds. It has 6 cell battery and gets up to 6 hours of battery life. It will be available in black, white, or red.