ASUS Shatters Netbook Conventions with High Performance Eee PCÂ™ 1201N Multimedia Netbook
Effective Integration of IntelÂ® AtomÂ™ 330 Dual Core Processor and NVIDIAÂ® IONÂ™ Graphics Acceleration Delivers Unprecedented Netbook Performance
Sydney, Australia, 27 January, 2010 - ASUS has launched the Eee PCÂ™ 1201N in Australia, a multimedia netbook sporting an IntelÂ® AtomÂ™ 330 dual core processor and an NVIDIAÂ® IONÂ™ graphics processor that delivers a level of multimedia performance never before seen on netbooks. The stylish Eee PCÂ™ 1201N also offers exceptional typing comfort through a full-sized ergonomic chiclet keyboard and comes with a total of 750GB* hybrid storage to host massive multimedia collections.
Faster than Ever Before
The Eee PCÂ™ 1201N marks a radical departure from other netbooks that usually feature single core AtomÂ™ processors. With its IntelÂ® AtomÂ™ 330 dual core processor and two-DIMM dual-channel DDR2, the Eee PCÂ™ 1201N is capable of posting strong PCMark05 and 3DMark06 scores.
A New World of Multimedia Possibilities
The Eee PCÂ™ 1201N features the award-winning NVIDIAÂ® IONÂ™ graphics processor which provides a superior multimedia experience including support for HD video and PC games. NVIDIAÂ® CUDAÂ™ technology further boosts the Eee PCÂ™ 1201N's ability to work with visual content, accelerating processor-intensive tasks such as video editing and conversion.
The Eee PCÂ™ 1201N also comes preinstalled with ArcSoft SimHD, which upscales standard definition video content to high definition. SimHD, a plug-in for ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre, dramatically enhances the quality of images and supports a wide range of file formats. Users can enjoy a smooth HD video experience on the unit's 12.1" high definition screen, or have the option of enjoying full 1080p HD video with true-fidelity 7.1 audio on HDTVs via the built-in HDMI port.
Rene Haas, general manager for notebook GPUs at NVIDIA said, "The ASUS Eee PC 1201N delivers exceptional performance for a netbook. This ION-powered Eee PC is ideal for anyone who wants a netbook with the ability to watch HD video, share and edit photos, play casual game and convert video to a portable media player."
Massive Storage for Massive Multimedia Collections
The Eee PCÂ™ 1201N is fully equipped to handle the large amounts of memory that digital media consumes. Boasting a 250GB HDD and 500GB*** of online ASUS WebStorage-a total of 750GB-the Eee PCÂ™ 1201N provides ample storage for users' movies, music and photos. ASUS WebStorage not only makes it easy for users to share their media with friends and family, it grants them access to free games, desktop wallpapers and software via a simple drag and drop interface.
Available from major retailers, RRP $699.
ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era, with an extensive product portfolio that includes notebooks, netbooks, motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, desktop PCs, servers, wireless solutions, mobile phones and networking devices. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person. ASUS won 3,056 awards in 2008, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PCÂ™. With a global staff of more than ten thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the company's revenue for 2008 was 8.1 billion U.S. dollars. ASUS ranks among BusinessWeek's InfoTech 100, and has been on the listing for 12 consecutive years.
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