ION-packing Asus Eee PC 1201N outed

Netbooks are all well and good, but with the portability we've also grown to accept a drop in graphics that has meant our HD movie watching has often

Netbooks are all well and good, but with the portability we've also grown to accept a drop in graphics that has meant our HD movie watching has often been confined to pricier lap companion.

That is, until now. Asus has unveiled its Eee PC 1201N complete with Nvidia ION graphics, making it the first ION-powered laptop from Asus.

Although it packs the netbook friendly Atom 330 dual core processor, it's also got a rather respectable 12.1-inch display, 2GB RAM and 250GB hard drive, and will run Windows 7.

The 1201N will also pack 3 USB ports, card reader, HDMI port, Wifi and Bluetooth, all in a shell measuring just 1.3 inches thick.

Currently up for pre-order in the States for $499, it'll be on sale in mid-December, so we'd expect a UK launch in early New Year if not before.

Do you like the look of the 1201N? Its Seashell cousin proved a favourite here at Stuff Tower earlier this year, but can it live up to the same? Let us know your thoughts below.

Via: Liliputing