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Asus Eee PC Seashell 1201N

Asus Eee PC Seashell 1201N
alaScore 86

515 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 515 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the value for money and keyboard. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably. Comments about the reliability and build quality are mixed, while there are some less positive comments about the connectivity.

screen, portability, performance, keyboard, value for money


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus Eee PC Seashell 1201N is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Asus Eee 1201N Review


What differentiates one netbook model from any other of the same size? There are only a few flavors, after all: last-gen netbooks, with Atom N270 or N280 processors and Windows XP; current-gen netbooks, with Pine Trail Atom processors and Windows 7;...

Dual-core performance; thin profile; comfortable keyboard; Ion graphics; 2GB RAM

Middlin' battery life; hard drive not easily upgradable; smudge-prone

At $500, the 1201N hits the upper end of the netbook range. But that buys you Ion graphics, dual-core processing power, 2GB of RAM, a real version of Windows 7, and a screen that can display 720p video. Next-gen Ion systems will have better battery...

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Asus EeePC 1201N Netbook


It's raining netbooks all this week on tech2, and to kickstart the reviews, we have a brand new model by Asus, and let me add straightaway that this one is not just another ‘me too' in the market. It's got a larger (slightly) screen and graphics...

Since this netbook has some extra graphics capabilities, we checked that, connecting the HDMI out to a 46-incher and loading up the netbook with HD trailers and demo clips. The video playback was actually a sigh of relief, with no stutter and...

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Review Asus Eee PC 1201N Ion-Notebook


Ion meets Eee. As far as netbooks are concerned, Asus has always

Attractive case; Solid workmanship; HDMI port, 3x USB; Fully functional keyboard; 12 inch display with HD resolution bids a good overview; Good CPU and GPU performance data; Gaming suitable with restrictions; Low case heating

Smudge susceptible high gloss surfaces; Average VGA quality; Keyboard has clattery areas; Average display brightness and glare surface prevent outdoor use; Always present fan

In a tighter sense, Ion models of other brands: Samsung N510, HP Mini 311 followed by 13" ULV Notebooks: Asus UL30, Toshiba T130, HP Pavilion dm3, Dell Vostro V13, Samsung X120, ... still in the race: classic netbooks of all manufacturers.


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Asus Eee PC 1201N


Better video performane due to the Ion chipset ; Big, high res screen for a netbook

2GB max memory limits usefulness ; Much more expensive than most netbooks

The Eee PC 1201n offers better video performance and a bigger screen than most netbooks, but at a cringe-worthy price.

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Asus EeePC 1201N


The ASUS EeePC 1201N is the fastest netbook money can buy, but its tradeoff is battery life just 4 hours of it.

Dual-core Atom processor. Nvidia's Ion platform benefits smooth HD playback and light 3D gaming. Lightweight. Full size keyboard. Fastest netbook available. Large 12-inch widescreen. HDMI port included. 2GB of RAM standard

Battery life is a tradeoff

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Asus Eee PC Seashell 1201N (silver)


Two trends have hit the Netbook world recently: new Atom processors, and the spread of the Nvidia Ion GPU to finally give tiny Atom-powered notebooks some graphics muscle. Though the Asus EeePC 1201N doesn't use a new "Pine Trail" Atom N450 processor,...

Dual-core Atom processor, solid gaming graphics for a Netbook, large screen, affordable for its features.

Awkward touch pad, mediocre battery life.

As one of the few Netbooks with a dual-core Atom processor and Nvidia Ion graphics, the 12.1-inch EeePC 1201N has superior performance compared with most Atom-based machines, but any higher-level ULV thin-and-light will still do better.

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ASUS Eee PC 1201N


This netbook's dual-core processor and Ion graphics make it the fastest ever, but you'll sacrifice battery life.

The ASUS Eee PC 1201N is, without a doubt, the fastest netbook we’ve ever tested. It also has a good keyboard, attractive design, and strong multimedia performance. The Ion-powered HP Mini 311 doesn’t have the overall muscle of the 1201N, but offers an...

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ASUS Eee PC 1201N Review


The ASUS Eee PC 1201N is loaded with Intel's dual-core Atom as well as NVIDIA's ION. This computer falls into its own little category since it is too fast to be a netbook and not as powerful as a CULV notebook. Read our full review to find out how well...

Great build quality ; Responsive touchpad ; Nice display

Only slightly faster single core Atom with NVIDIA ION ; Poor battery life

I think the ASUS Eee PC 1201N was designed to fit a market segment that didn't really need to be filled. It has the CPU performance of a CULV notebook but without the power efficiency or higher performing chipset. A basic CULV notebook still beats it...

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ASUS Eee PC 1201N review


Six months ago netbooks all had 10-inch displays, fairly cramped keyboards, and couldn't manage to play a 1080p video even if they trained with the best of marathoners. The world's a lot different now: the King of Pop has passed away, the unemployment...

Great graphics performance for a netbook ; Speedy dual-core Atom processor ; Large screen and keyboard

Glossy lid ; Disappointing battery life ; Not as powerful as a ULV laptop

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Asus Eee PC Seashell 1201N and the Acer Ferrari One FO200-1799


Today we'll take a close look at two netbooks, the Asus Eee PC Seashell 1201N and the Acer Ferrari One FO200-1799. Both offer very good performance in their class, along with a few surprises.

A good amount of storage for all of your important data is available with the system's 250 GB hard drive. Battery life is where this particular netbook disappoints a bit, however, as its six-cell battery only provides around five hours of usage when...

Product Specifications

Seemingly crafted by nature itself, the Eee PC Seashell draws its inspiration from seashells and its opalescent and glossy exterior is crafted by the innovative in-Mold Roller technology.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:12.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Model:1201N Seashell/1201NB
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS Eee PC

Input Device

Type:Touchpad / Keyboard


Data Bus Speed:533MHz




Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Bluetooth
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n/Bluetooth / 802.11b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:330


Installed Size:1GB/2GB
Max Supported Size:4GB/8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB
Notebook Type:Netbook

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA ION