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ASUS Eee PC 1201T gets it on with AMD's Congo

by Parm Mann on 30 November 2009, 12:14

Tags: Eee PC 1201T, ASUSTeK (TPE:2357)

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ASUS will be backing AMD's second-gen ultra-mobile platform, Congo, with the introduction of its latest notebook - the 12.1in Eee PC 1201T.

The system, pictured below, features a 1.6GHz AMD Athlon Neo processor coupled with AMD's 780M chipset - complete with integrated ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200-series graphics.

Outwardly, the Eee PC 1201T looks identical to the Eee PC 1201N - a similarly-sized model equipped with a dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor and NVIDIA's ION chipset.

Featuring a 12.1in, 1,366x768 display, the Congo-based Eee PC fits perfectly into AMD's ultra-thin form factor and measures just 27.3mm at its thickest point. ASUS will be equipping the system with 2GB of DDR2 memory, a 320GB hard disk, as well as Wireless N and Bluetooth connectivity, but HDMI output appears to be missing from the spec sheet.

HEXUS' recent review of the similar Congo-powered MSI Wind U230 found battery life to be decidedly average. Fortunately, ASUS reckons the Eee PC 1201T will deliver up to five hours of usage from a six-cell battery. That's a marked improvement, but we'll have to take the manufacturer's quoted figures with a pinch of salt.

No word on pricing or availability yet, but it looks as though we may see a wave of AMD-based ultra portables at CES in January.

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Same sort of gaming performance as Ion but with a better CPU than Atom.. sounds good….