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ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1201PN-PU17-BK 12.1-Inch Netbook (Black)

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  • Intel Atom N450 Processor 1.66GHz
  • 250GB Hard Drive
  • 12.1-Inch Screen, NVIDIA ION
  • Windows 7 Starter, 6 hours Battery Life
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Product Information

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Screen Size12.1 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1366x768 pixels
Processor1.66 Hz Intel Atom N450
Hard Drive250 GB
Graphics CoprocessorNVIDIA Ion Graphics
Chipset BrandIntel
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Average Battery Life (in hours) 6 hours
Brand NameAsus
SeriesEee PC Seashell
Item model number1201PN-PU17-BK
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Starter
Item Weight3.2 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H11.65 x 8.19 x 1.31 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeSODIMM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Optical Drive TypeNo
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery TypeLithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #16,346 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4.7 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJune 11, 2010
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Product Description

Beyond the Ordinary

Experience scintillating HD on your own terms on the Eee PC 1201PN that features Next-Generation NVIDIA ION graphics with 1080p playback and a shimmering 12.1-inch HD display. Break the boundaries of netbook conventions with HDMI connectivity to your HDTV or external display, and supersize for full HD splendor.

This mobile phenom boasts an Intel Atom N450 processor, 750GB ASUS Hybrid Storage, full-size chiclet keyboard, stereo speakers, and other robust media features so you can enjoy rich entertainment in a thin-and-light, compact design. From its Eee core, the Eee PC 1201PN embodies the essence of traditional Eee PCs, “to learn, work, and play” – and takes it a step further.

Learning Doesn’t End when Class is Over
The Eee PC 1201PN is ideal for any learning environment. Its space-saving design and scratch-resistant Infusion finish combine to make it the perfect addition for every student’s backpack. It’s small enough to fit comfortably on any desk with room to spare, but powerful enough for all word processing and productivity needs. The Eee PC 1201PN strikes a perfect balance between form and function.

HD Content to Go
Immerse yourself in 1080P HD and enjoy exhilarating multimedia including photos, videos, Flash, and gaming on-the-go. With captivating clarity like this, you’ll never have to endure a dull moment waiting for calls or standing in line again. 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)
  • Next-Generation NVIDIA ION graphics for a premium mobile HD experience Learn more)
  • Intel Atom N450 processor with ASUS Super Hybrid Engine for energy-efficient performance Learn more)
  • HDMI connectivity for streaming Full HD video and digital sound to HDTVs and compatible external displays Learn more)
  • High-speed wireless N and Bluetooth 2.1 for unplugged surfing and syncing to Bluetooth-enabled peripherals Learn more)
  • 750GB Hybrid Storage: 250GB hard drive plus 500GB ASUS WebStorage1 Learn more)
  • 2GB system memory for smooth computing with pre-loaded Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Full-size chiclet keyboard and multi-touch trackpad for comfortable, intuitive navigation Learn more)

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Immersive Multimedia Features

Immersive Multimedia Features

The Eee PC 1201PN boasts a 12.1-inch HD widescreen, stereo speakers, and HDMI connectivity so you can enjoy movies, videos, and photos in arresting HD quality. With display resolution up to 1366 x 768, you’ll experience crisp, true-to-life visuals while streaming content on-the-go. Plus the LED-backlit screen saves energy for longer battery life on long flights and lengthy films.

HDMI ready, the Eee PC 1201PN connects easily to HDTVs and compatible external displays to stream 1080p HD video with true-fidelity 7.1 audio. The Eee PC 1201PN turns standard-definition multimedia files into high-definition cinema with NVIDIA CUDA technology for stunning picture quality in real-time.

Turn Up the Visuals with Next-Generation NVIDIA ION Graphics

Turn Up the Visuals with Next-Generation NVIDIA ION Graphics With the energy-efficient Intel Atom processor and Next-Generation NVIDIA ION graphics, the Eee PC 1201PN is your own personal mini-HD entertainment center – delivering full 1080p HD playback capability via HDMI.

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

Next-Generation NVIDIA ION Benefits
  • NVIDIA CUDA technology to accelerate demanding applications
  • Improved energy efficient operation
  • 512MB of video memory
  • Premium DirectX 10 graphics with advanced digital display connectivity
  • Premium Windows experience with Windows 7 Home Premium

Processing Power with Enhanced Battery Life

Processing Power with Enhanced Battery Life

Equipped with an Intel Atom processor, the Eee PC 1201PN delivers more efficient power than its predecessor. Plus, the exclusive ASUS Super Hybrid Engine (SHE) lets you switch instantly to preset power profiles that optimize the system for the task at hand.

So whether you want to enhance system performance or promote energy-saving mobility, the ASUS SHE puts you in complete control, taking your multimedia experience even further.

Comfort On-the-Go

Comfort On-the-Go

The Eee PC 1201PN has more surface area for a wider, more comfortable palm rest. The ergonomic chiclet keyboard is full-size, with concave keys that direct your finger to the center of the surface.

Weighing less than 3.5 lbs, the thin and light Eee PC 1201PN is concise and compact so you can use it on a plane or any tight space with room to spare. The multi-touch trackpad lets you easily zoom in and out to view photos or read documents simply by sliding two fingertips together or apart.

Massive Storage for Media Libraries

Massive Storage for Media Libraries Not only does the Eee PC 1201PN have a 250GB hard drive, it also comes with 500GB of complementary ASUS WebStorage, for a total of 750GB of storage capacity.1 ASUS WebStorage makes it easy for users to share media with friends and family via a simple drag and drop online interface so you can back up data and access it anywhere online.

Your Portable Internet Companion

Your Portable Internet Companion

Connect, communicate, and explore online with features that transform your wireless world. High-speed wireless N connectivity is five times faster than 802.11b/g, and, with built-in Bluetooth support, your Eee PC 1201PN lets you transfer data easily between Bluetooth-enabled devices.

The integrated web camera and microphone lets you Skype face-to-face with friends, family, and colleagues in crisp, clear quality.

Quick Recovery with Just One Key

Quick Recovery with Just One Key A built-in recovery program makes system reinstallation simple – just press F9 three times during start-up to restore original factory settings. Coupled with ASUS WebStorage, you can easily back-up data prior to system recovery and pick up wherever you left off without a hitch.

Life Made Easier – Eee PC with Windows 7

Windows 7 Home Premium

With optimized energy-saving features and easy-to-use shortcuts, the Windows 7 operating system is redesigned to provide an enhanced user experience and simplify everyday tasks. Plus, Windows 7 has easy network sharing that helps you connect instantly to Wi-Fi hotspots and networking hubs. You can create a home network and share your favorite photos, videos, and music, and watch free shows whenever, wherever, with Internet TV on Windows Media Center.

Get the best entertainment experience with Windows 7 Home Premium.

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

  • 1 year global warranty
  • 6 month battery 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
  • 24/7 tech support
  • Free one-way standard shipping

  • What's in the Box

    The entire Eee PC 1201PN package contains a warranty information card, Eee PC 1201PN Netbook, Power Adapter, and User Manual.

  • Eee PC 1201PN Netbook
  • Warranty Card
  • Power Adapter
  • User Manual

  • Specifications

  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Display: 12.1-inch LED-Backlit WXGA display (1366 x 768)
  • CPU: Intel Atom N450 processor
  • GPU: Next-Generation NVIDIA ION graphics
  • Wireless Data Network: WLAN 802.11b/g/n (@ 2.4GHz) and Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR
  • Memory: 2GB DDR2 (up to 2GB)
  • Storage: 250GB HDD + 500GB ASUS WebStorage1
  • 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: 6 hours2, Li-Ion battery
  • Dimensions: 11.54 (W) x 8.11 (D) x 1.06~ 1.30 (H) inches
  • Weight: 3.22 lbs
  • Color: Black

  • 1 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.
    2 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.

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    Product Description

    12.1-inch/1366x768 (WXGA)/Intel ATOM N450 CPU/2 GB DDR2/NVIDIA ION2/250 GB HDD/No ODD/Windows 7 Home Premium/802.11 bgn/BT/0.3 M Pixel/47W/h(Up to 6 Hrs)/Included: +500 GB Internet Storage/1 Year Global Warranty, (6 months for battery)/Black.

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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Greg on November 16, 2010
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    Had purchased this netbook for a compromise of portability and using it to watch a Slingbox Pro HD. The processor used in the unit has been marketed to process HD video. The price and the HDMI output of this netbook made it the 1st choice. Fact is, it will process dialed down video resolutions, but when you expect it to handle a fairly large incoming bandwidth on the Internet at the same time it is to buffer video to the hard disk and display HD video, the processor is running at least 80%. That just doesn't work. The result is severe hesitation of both audio and video. By the time you dial down the settings available on the desktop version of Slingbox Player, don't even think about using the HDMI to connect to a larger display. And the the resolution on the netbook screen will not be what you wanted it to be either. I should have reviewed the processor benchmarks in my research to compare to other full laptops that we have in the family that I know work for this.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By dennis b on November 3, 2010
    Believe it or not, I use this netbook as my HTPC.

    I have been an HTPC enthusiast for about 6 years and have tried every setup under the sun. Since there is no real decent solution for a home brew PVR that supports Hi Def (I know about HD-PVR , but it is extremely limited for what I'm lookign for) I couldnt justify the cost of my HTPC seeing as, other than flexibility / internet browsing, it wanst really providing me any other functionality over a $100 WD TV Live.

    After doing some research, I decided to try the 1201pn connected to my LCD TV running XBMC, and I'm happy to say, the results are wonderful. Pop in an HDMI cable and my Dinovo Mini, and believe it or not - I can watch full 1080p mkv's on this thing without breaking a sweat. Its nice and quiet and fits in well into my entertainment center. When I do take this thing on the road, I find it to be the perfect size. At 12" class, its not so small that its unproductive or hard to use, but still small enough to be nice and light and fit tidily into my gym bag. This is the 3rd netbook that I have owned, I had an early 8.9" EEE pc and an HP Mini 110 before this - there is absolutely no comparison to those units.

    There is no doubt that this unit is expensive, but you do get what you pay for. If you are looking for an ultraportable, lightweight entertainment laptop, this one is hard to beat!
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anonymous on January 20, 2012
    I purchased this netbook about two years ago; the large screen (for a netbook) and fullsize keyboard are nice and it has better specs than most other netbooks which were available at the time.

    The main problem with this machine is that it now overheats every other two days or so and has to be shut down until it has cooled down. It appears ASUS did not equip this netbook with an adequate cooling system. I will be avoiding ASUS products from now on.

    Followup: I contacted ASUS but their tech support was useless as expected. After taking the netbook apart, I discovered that there was a piece of tape over one of the exhaust vents which was causing it to overheat. It has been working fine since I removed it. I'm still giving this one star since blocking the exhaust vent is completely stupid and I shouldn't have to fix overheating issues myself.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Colin Olbertz on January 14, 2011
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    I purchased a smaller (10 in.) netbook for my older daughter, but the younger one wanted a bigger screen and keyboard. Although the 12 in. loses some portability and battery life, it is a good compromise. She is able to get about 3 hours on the internet using a wireless connection. The screen is very good and the speaker is ok. Initial setup and home network link was quick. I have not tested the range yet (outside of home or in the nearby workshop), but have found most laptops to be about the same. Not a lot of preload software, but not a lot of useless crap and trial software either.

    We are pleased with the purchase and feel it represents an above average value.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By marc on September 28, 2010
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    This netbook is exactly what I need for my hectic college schedule. It's portable and light, but it offers all the characteristics of a laptop, including fast connection, and RAM speed.
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