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ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1201N-PU17-SL 12.1-Inch Silver Netbook - 5 Hours of Battery Life

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  • Intel Atom Dual Core N330 Processor 1.6GHz
  • 2GB DDR2 RAM, 2 x SODIMM Slot, 4GB Max
  • 250GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM) + 500GB Free Web Storage; NVidia ION Platform
  • Windows 7 Home Premium Operating System (32 Bit)
  • Bluetooth; Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n; 0.3MP Webcam;
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Product Description

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ASUS 12.1inch/atom n330 + nvidia ion/250g hdd/2gb ddr2/windows 7/silver/802.11bgn/bt/

Go Beyond the Ordinary

Pushing the envelope of conventional netbook performance, the Eee PC 1201N Seashell breaks from traditional standards to deliver premium HD entertainment on-the-go. With an ASUS Dedicated Graphics Engine (DGE) powered by revolutionary NVIDIA ION graphics and a dual-core Intel Atom processor never before seen in an Eee PC, this multimedia netbook delivers standout HD quality and multitasking efficiency with Windows 7 Home Premium.

The Eee PC 1201N boasts a 12.1-inch HD widescreen, 750GB ASUS Hybrid Storage, full-size chiclet keyboard, stereo speakers, and other robust media features that let you enjoy rich entertainment in a thin-and-light, compact design. The Eee PC 1201N fits any situation. From its Eee core, it embodies the essence of traditional Eee PCs, “to learn, work, and play” –and takes it a step further.

The Eee PC 1201N is ideal for any learning environment. Its space-saving design and scratch-resistant Infusion finish combine to make it the perfect addition to today’s mobile student’s backpack. It’s small enough to comfortably fit any desk with room to spare, but is still large enough for all your word processing and productivity needs. The Eee PC 1201N strikes a perfect balance between form and function.

Tired of boring, bulky business laptops that keep dying throughout the day? The stylish Eee PC 1201N will help you re-discover office computing in a new light with its spacious full-size chiclet-style keyboard, ultra-slim design, and mobile efficiency. Stay unplugged longer through long meetings and power through work applications. Its multitasking dual core Atom processor handles multiple programs on the fly, and, with 750GB of hybrid storage, you get an incredible amount of space to hold your work files and documents.

The Eee PC 1201N is one of the only netbooks equipped to handle casual gaming. With a dual core Atom processor and ASUS Dedicated Graphics Engine (DGE), powered by NVIDIA ION graphics, the Eee PC 1201N plays most of your favorite games on-the-go. Optimized for mobile prowess, it outlasts ordinary, less compact and less portable, gaming laptops. With the Eee PC 1201N, you can break free from under-powered netbooks and enter a new realm of netbook gaming.

Stylish Design with Exceptional Multimedia Performance and Versatility

Key Features

  • 12.1-inch LED-backlit HD widescreen for HD-quality visuals wherever you are (Learn more)
  • ASUS Dedicated Graphics Engine (DGE) powered by NVIDIA ION graphics accelerator for a premium HD experience (Learn more)
  • Powered by an Intel Atom N330 dual-core processor for excellent multitasking Eee PC performance (Learn more)
  • HDMI connectivity for streaming Full HD video and digital sound to you HDTV or home theater (Learn more)
  • Built-in Wi-Fi N and Bluetooth 2.1 for wire-free surfing and entertainment (Learn more)
  • 750GB Hybrid Storage: 250GB hard drive plus 500GB ASUS WebStorage* (Learn more)
  • 2GB of DDR2 system memory for smooth computing with pre-loaded Windows 7 Home Premium (Learn more)
  • ASUS Super Hybrid Engine for extended battery life and boosted performance (Learn more)
  • Full-size chiclet keyboard for comfortable use (Learn more)
  • Multi-touch trackpad for intuitive control (Learn more)
  • Integrated webcam and microphone for video chatting with your friends and family
  • F9 easy recovery for convenient and easy system reinstallation
  • Warranty: 1 year global warranty and 30-day Flawless Display Guarantee: If a single bright dot is found, a free panel replacement is guaranteed within 30 days of original purchase

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Immersive Multimedia Features

Golden Ratio of 16:9 for Widescreen Movies and Games The Eee PC 1201N boasts a 12.1-inch HD widescreen, stereo speakers, HDMI connectivity, so you can enjoy movies, videos, and pictures in the high-quality you desire. With a display resolution up to 1366 x 768, experience crisp, true-to-life visuals while streaming content on-the-go. Plus, with its LED-backlit screen, –you get longer battery life for long flights or movies.

HDMI ready, the Eee PC 1201N can connect to compatible TVs and directly stream 1080p HD video with true-fidelity 7.1 audio.

With ASUS DGE coupled with NVIDIA CUDA technology to upscale standard-definition multimedia files into high-definition cinema –you get sharper images and a more vivid picture in real-time.

ASUS Dedicated Graphics Engine - Turn Up the Visuals

Golden Ratio of 16:9 for Widescreen Movies and Games With the energy-efficient Intel Atom processor and ASUS DGE powered by NVIDIA ION graphics, the Eee PC 1201N is your own personal mini-HD entertainment center –delivering full 1080p HD playback capability via HDMI.

NVIDIA CUDA technology further boosts the Eee PC 1201N’s ability to work with visual content and enjoy casual gaming by accelerating graphic-intensive tasks such as light video editing and video conversion.

  • NVIDIA CUDA technology to accelerate demanding applications
  • Premium DirectX 10 graphics with advanced digital display connectivity
  • Premium Windows experience with Windows 7 Home Premium

Dual-Core Processing Power With Enhanced Battery Life

Multitask with Ease with Intel<sup>®</sup> Core™2 Duo Processors Infused with a dual-core Intel Atom processor, the Eee PC 1201N gives you more multitasking power than single core processors. Plus, the exclusive ASUS Super Hybrid Engine (SHE) lets you instantly switch and optimize power options for the task at hand.

So whether you want to enhance your systems performance or promote energy-saving mobility, the ASUS SHE ensures that you stay in complete control of your Eee PC 1201N so you can take your multimedia experience further than ever before.

To switch between profiles for more battery life or performance, all you need is to press the Super Hybrid Engine hotkey above the keyboard.

Comfort on-the-go

Golden Ratio of 16:9 for Widescreen Movies and Games The Eee PC 1201N has more surface area for a wider, more comfortable palm rest. The ergonomic chiclet keyboard is full-size and has concave keys that direct your finger to the center of the surface—a distinctive feature that actually improves typing accuracy.

Weighing less than 3.5 lbs, the thin and light Eee PC 1201N is concise and compact so you can effortlessly use it on the plane or in any other tight space with room to spare.

The multi-touch trackpad lets you easily zoom in and out to view photos or read documents by simply sliding two fingertips together or apart. You can also easily scroll in windows without using a mouse by sliding two fingertips up or down the trackpad.

Massive Storage for Your Media Library

System wide performance boost Not only does the Eee PC 1201N have a 250GB hard drive, it also comes with 500GB of free ASUS WebStorage* for a total of 750GB of storage capacity.

ASUS WebStorage makes it easy for users to share their media with friends and family via a simple drag and drop interface.

Now you can back up your data online, and have access to your important data anywhere with an internet connection.

Your Portable Work, Learn and Play Companion

Ergonomic Connect, communicate, and explore online, anytime, anywhere, with your Eee PC 1201N. Featuring the latest generation Wi-Fi technology, 802.11n, that is five times faster than 802.11b/g for quick downloading and streaming of large multimedia files.

With built-in Bluetooth support, your Eee PC 1201N lets you easily transfer data between Bluetooth-enabled devices. Plus, a built-in web camera and microphone let you Skype with your friends with crisp video and crystal clear sound.

Eee PC with Windows 7 –Life Made Easier

Anodized brushed aluminum cover Explore the great new features of Windows 7 with the Eee PC 1201N. Featuring optimized energy-saving features and easy-to-use shortcuts, the Windows operating system is redesigned to give you an enhanced user experience making your everyday tasks simpler than ever before.

Plus, Windows 7 has easy network sharing that helps you instantly get connected to Wi-Fi hotspots and networking hubs. Share more with friends and surf the Web better with Windows 7 and the Eee PC 1201N.

Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. And you can watch shows for free when and where you want with Internet TV on Windows Media Center. Get the best entertainment experience with Windows 7 Home Premium.

Get more features with Windows Anytime Upgrade. It’s the best way to add features to Windows 7, takes as few as ten minutes, requires no software or downloads, and you’ll keep your existing programs, files, and settings. Windows will walk you through the simple upgrade process.

Customer Warranty –The Industry's Most Complete Netbook Care Package

  • 1 year global warranty
  • 30-Day Flawless Display Guarantee: If you discover one defective bright dot within 30 days of purchase, ASUS will replace the panel at no cost
  • 6 months battery warranty
  • 24/7 tech support

  • What's in the Box

  • Eee PC 1201N (Silver)
  • Power Adapter
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card

  • Specifications

  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Display: 12.1-inch LED-Backlit WXGA display (1366 x 768)
  • CPU: Intel Atom N330 Dual Core processor (1.6 GHz)
  • GPU: NVIDIA ION Graphics
  • Wireless Data Network: WLAN 802.11b/g/n (draft 2.4GHz n) and Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR
  • Memory: 2GB DDR2, 2 x SODIMM slot
  • Storage: 250GB HDD + 500GB ASUS WebStorage*
  • Camera: 0.3 megapixel
  • Audio: Hi-definition stereo speakers, high-definition audio CODEC, Microphone
  • Storage Cards: 2-in-1 MMC, SD(SDHC) flash card slot
  • Input/Output: 1 x VGA port (D-sub 15-pin for external monitor), 1 x HDMI, 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x LAN RJ-45, 2 x audio jacks (Headphone & Mic-in)
  • Battery Pack: 5 hours**, 6-cell Li-Ion battery†
  • Dimensions: 11.54 (W) x 8.11 (D) x 1.06~ 1.30 (H) inches
  • Weight: 3.22 lbs
  • Color: Silver

  • * Complimentary one-year 500GB ASUS WebStorage trial. Please visit for more details. Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. Please visit for more information.
    ** Operation lifetime subject to product model, normal usage conditions and configurations. For more information, please visit . The estimated maximum battery life in Windows 7 is measured with MobileMark 2007.
    † To recharge using the AC power adapter, power plug must be fully pushed into the power socket on the Eee PC until it clicks firmly into place.

    All specifications and terms are subject to change without notice. Please check with your supplier for exact offers on selected models. Products may not be available in all markets. Product may not be exactly as shown in images.

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    Product Information

    Expand all Collapse all Technical Details
    Screen Size12.1 inches
    Screen Resolution1366 x 768
    Max Screen Resolution1336 x 768 pixels
    Processor1.6 GHz Intel Atom 330
    RAM2 GB DDR2
    Hard Drive250 GB
    Chipset BrandNVIDIA
    Brand NameAsus
    Item model number1201N-PU17-SL
    Hardware PlatformPC
    Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
    Item Weight3.2 pounds
    Item Dimensions L x W x H11.65 x 8.19 x 1.31 inches
    Color Silver
    Processor BrandIntel
    Computer Memory TypeDDR2 SDRAM
    Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
    Audio-out Ports (#)1
    Power SourceAC
    Additional Information
    Best Sellers Rank #32,642 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
    Shipping Weight4.8 pounds
    Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
    International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
    Date First AvailableSeptember 14, 2004
    Warranty & Support Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

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    443 of 453 people found the following review helpful By Senor Zoidbergo TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 8, 2010
    Color: Black Verified Purchase
    As of the date of this review, the ASUS-1201N is the best netbook on the market today. This is my first netbook purchase, and I wanted a machine with the following characteristics;

    - at least 2 GB of RAM
    - graphics processor capable of playing 1080P media
    - decent battery life (willing to sacrifice battery life for performance, since I'm usually close to a wall socket)
    - Windows 7 Premium (offers improved battery life over Windows 7 Starter)
    - 11.6" to 12.1" size
    - 1366 x 768 resolution
    - At least a 100 GB hard drive (SSD still too pricey and swapping out drives voids warranty)

    First, a little background information. Thanks to restrictions by Intel and Microsoft, the number of high performance netbooks is quite small. The vast majority of netbooks have just 1 GB of ram, and are too small in size (most are in the 9-10" range). However, I settled on 4 possibilities, the ASUS EEE PC 1201N, Lenovo IdeaPad S12, HP Mini 311, and the Samsung N510. I immediately discounted the Samsung because of the high pricetag ($600). The remaining three all lacked one feature of the 1201N; dual core processors. The Asus is the only netbook to currently feature 1.6GHz Dual Core Intel Atom 330s. In general, the order of netbook processors is as follows;

    Dual Core Atom 330s (found mostly on nettops) >> Atom N450 > Atom N280 > Atom N270 > Atom Z520

    Since the Mini 311, Lenovo, and Asus were all comparably priced, I decided to go with the newer and more powerful Asus. I should also note that the HP Mini 311 only has the Nvidia Ion LE chipset, which is not DirectX 10 compatible, although it can be hacked to full Ion compatibility. However, I suspect that mainstream users are not interested in hacking their netbooks.
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    80 of 85 people found the following review helpful By SJR on January 7, 2010
    Color: Black
    I am a huge gadget person and own numerous portable devices. This is my 4th laptop that I have owned and it is the perfect blend of portability and performance. All of my past laptops have been Dell Inspirons 15 inch machines that have treated me well, but I wanted something that I could carry around without the hassle of it taking up my entire travel bag. I played around with other 10.1 inch nebooks, but found them to be too small and not worth the hassle, especially since I have a Blackberry smartphone which can pretty much do everything a typical netbook can do. I looked at the HP Mini that offered the Ion Nvidia graphic card and had a slightly bigger 11.6 screen and almost purchased that device until I saw the Asus 1201N in a website's review. I noticed the Asus had a dual core atom and included all the upgrades of an HP 311 mini. I immediately found this Asus being sold on another vendor site (would have definitely bought from Amazon cause I have never been dissatisfied with this site, but it wasn't available yet) and purchased. I have not regretted the decision. The dual atom processor and the ION NVIDIA graphic card means you don't sacrifice as much functionality as you would with your typical netbook. I basically use it to do office work, light gaming and multimedia stuff like iTunes and watching movies (via web and locally) and have not disappointed. Below, in summary, are some of the pros and cons:


    - Outstanding screen resolution - high definition and crystal clear.
    - perfect size - compared to the Dell mini, which is 10.1 the Asus 1201N machine is not that much bigger in size when folded, yet the screen offers a lot more view ability with 12.1 inches than a 10.1 inch screen.
    - Plays multimedia pretty well.
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    42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By skyward01 on February 26, 2010
    Color: Black Verified Purchase
    [Updated Aug 18, 2012]
    Well, I still have my 1201N and have grown to love it and rely on it regularly. I never sent it back to ASUS for repair and never upgraded the hard-drive. I have used the headphone jack several times without problem but usually listen to music on my Kindle Fire.

    I do run it on a laptop cooling pad with two fans as it tends to run hot. However, it does not shutdown on me anymore and has been a reliable workhorse now for two and half years.

    [Updated Mar 21, 2010]
    ASUS released a BIOS upgrade that seems to have fixed the shutdown problem. I've been running almost two weeks now without a blue screen or any of the other annoying shutdown problems. Have decided to keep this machine and upgrade my rating to four stars. Still wish the machine was a little more responsive.

    [Original Review]

    Like many who have reviewed before me I chose the ASUS 1201N based on the positive feedback from buyers. I also read a glowing recommendation from Laptop Magazine. The size is perfect and the ASUS 1201N is a nice, slim design.

    However, the slow hard drive is noticeable and "Super Performance" mode still doesn't cut it (my wife's ASUS 1005HA is more responsive). I see that several buyers upgraded to a 7200rpm drive. I have already purchased and upgraded the RAM to 4GB (this does nothing for speed but it allows me to have a whole lot more going on at one time). So perhaps a hard drive upgrade is in order but spending $200 to upgrade memory and hard drive on a $500 machine puts it in another product class and kind of defeats the purpose of buying at this price point to start with.

    First, however, I have to see about a new problem that has arisen recently.
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