heard rumours of an upcoming Asus netbook with ION graphics, but
for the first time there's some proof behind the talk. Mind you, we're
still not entirely convinced, but eeepc.it managed to find some info
and pics of the new Seashell. Then they took all of it down, at Asus'
behest, but you can still find the screenshots here.
The new 1201N apparently features a 12-inch glare screen, Intel Atom
330 CPU and Nvidia graphics. Coupled with 3GB of memory and a 320GB
hard drive, we're probably looking at the best spec'd netbook out
there. However, we're really not sure we should call it a netbook. It
measures 296 x 208 x 27-33mm and weighs 1.4kg, so it's relatively
compact, but in terms of size it's a bit closer to CULV-based notebooks
than most netbooks.
There's also an Atom Z520-based version, the 1201HA. It packs 2GB of
memory and a 250GB hard drive. At the moment there is still no word on
pricing or availability. We expected N270 or N280 versions though.
You can find out more here