updated 04:15 pm EST, Mon November 30, 2009
ASUS Eee PC 1201T is first without Intel Atom CPU
What is the first Eee PC netbook from ASUS to run on a chip other than Intel's has been spotted. The Eee PC 1201T offers the option of a 1.6GHz AMD Athlon Neo CPU but otherwise shares the specs of the Eee PC 1201HA, which has an Intel Atom processor. There is also 2GB of RAM, and the 12.1-inch display has 1366x768 resolution. Also, the 1201T can play back 1080p video thanks to its ATI Radeon HD3200 graphics processor.
The hard drive is 320GB in capacity, and there is also 2GB of cloud storage offered. There is no word on which operating system ships with the 1201T, but it is likely to be Windows 7 Starter. An Ethernet port and a Wi-Fi connection are the options for connecting to the Internet. Bluetooth 2.1 is also onboard.
There is also a VGA port, three USB 2.0 ports, and an audio output. A six-cell battery powers the Eee PC 1201T and is said to provide up to four hours of operation.
Pricing and the release date for the Eee PC 1201T are not known. [via NotebookItalia]