Looks like Asus decided to release the Eee PC 1201N in the Philippines after all. A month after the sale of the AMD Neo-powered Asus Eee PC 1201T, the Atom N330-powered Eee PC 1201N is now selling in stores.
The sub-specs are basically the same, except for the CPU and GPU combo.
Asus Eee PC 1201N
12.1″ display @ 1366×768 pixels
Intel Atom N330 dual core 1.6GHz
nVidia Ion (GeForce 9400M)
2GB DDR2 RAM
3 USB 2.0 ports
SD card slot
Prices are listed (from PC Corner) as follows:
Php26,995 (w/ MS Windows 7 Home Starter)
Php30,995 (w/ Windows 7 Home Basic, 3GB RAM and 320GB HDD)
Compared to the 1201T, the 1201N is expected to be faster and have longer battery life than the former. However, earlier reports put the Windows Experience Index of the Atom N330 at 3.1 (that’s according to The Guardian; the 1201T has 3.2 in my tests) and battery gives a decent 3.5 hours (according to Engadget).