You can file the Asus Eee PC 1201PN in the worst-kept-secret category. The company has been showing off the 12 inch laptop with next-gen NVIDIA ION graphics since early March. But now it’s really official. The Eee PC 1201PN exists, and it’s available for order in Germany for 479 Euros. That’s about $608 US, although I suspect the laptop will be cheaper when it hits US shores.
As expected, the Eee PC 1201PN has 12.1 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel HD display, a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, and next-generation NVIDIA ION graphics which should be more than enough to pump out 1080p HD video and handle some 3D graphics. THe laptop also has 5.1 channel audio and an HDMI output. You also get 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.
The laptop also ships with ArcSoft TotalMedia Theater, a media player which works with the NVIDIA ION graphics card to support hardware video acceleration. It also supports upscaling standard definition video so that it looks better on a high definition display.
via Fudzilla and Eee PC.it