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Asus Eee PC Seashell 1201N

alaTest has collected and analyzed 651 reviews of Asus Eee PC Seashell 1201N. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the size and screen are on the whole positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive views about the connectivity. There are some mixed opinions about the energy efficiency and durability.

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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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Asus Eee PC Seashell 1201N


alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Asus Eee PC Seashell 1201N from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People really like the usability and size. The screen and portability are also appreciated. Views are divided on the reliability.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus Eee PC 1201N 12.1 inch Netbook (Intel Atom N330 1.6GHz + ION, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Up to 8.5hrs battery life, WLAN, Bluetooth, Webcam, Windows 7 HAsus Eee PC 1201N 12.1 inch Netbook (Intel Atom N330 1.6GHz + ION, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Up to 8.5hrs battery life, WLAN, Bluetooth, Webcam, Windows 7 H

May, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Asus Eee PC Seashell 1201N


alaTest has collected and analyzed 247 user reviews of Asus Eee PC Seashell 1201N from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the price and screen. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably.

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91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1201N-PU17-BK 12.1-Inch Black Netbook - 5 Hours of Battery LifeASUS Eee PC Seashell 1201N-PU17-BK 12.1-Inch Black Netbook - 5 Hours of Battery Life

May, 2018

Expert review by : Nathan Edwards (

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...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner (

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.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Loyd Case (

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.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Asus EeePC 1201N


The ASUS EeePC 1201N is the best 12-inch netbook in the market, even though it only has 4 hours of battery life.

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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Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Scott Stein (

Asus Eee PC Seashell 1201N review


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.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Avram Piltch (

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...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Kevin O'Brien (

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

Dec, 2009

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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 mar...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : wubayou (

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...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : techreviewsource (

Asus Eee PC 1201n Netbook


A brand you may not encounter often, Asus, has a netbook that deserves a second, or even third glance. The Eee PC 1201n resembles conventional thin and light laptops based on CULV mainstream CPUs. It has a hefty price tag at $489, but it has both a...

Large, high-resolution screen for a netbook ; Good video performance ; Ion chipset

Expensive ; 2GB memory limit

Mar, 2010

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 system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / HDA CODEC
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:4400 / 5600
Battery life (max):5 / 6 / 8
Battery performance:4400 / 5600
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 6
Run Time (Up To):5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB


Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3


Color of product:Black / Blue / Red / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Netbook

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:12 / 12.1
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
LED backlight:No / Yes
Touch screen: No

Display (Projector)

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

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:40
Power supply:40 / 47


Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No


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

Input Device

Type:Touchpad / Keyboard


Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


Internal memory:1 / 2 / 3
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2 / 8
Memory clock speed:800
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM




Type: None


3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
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
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 100
Networking features:10/100 Mbps Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, WLAN
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n/Bluetooth / 802.11b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HDA
Compatible operating systems:MS Office, Trend Micro Internet Security
Dimensions (WxDxH):11.7 x 8.19 x 1.07 / 11.7 x 8.19 x 1.31
Graphics adapter:ION
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Intel visual technologies: No
Weight (imperial):3.22
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11 n / 802.11b/g/n / 802.11n / IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / WiFi 802.11n

Other features

Thunderbolt technology:N


GPS (satellite):N

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:40
Power supply:40 / 47


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 12
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:47 / 94
Processing die size:26 / 52
Processor:330 / N270 / Z520
Processor cache:0.5 / 1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Diamondville / Silverthorne
Processor core voltage (AC):1.25-1.4
Processor cores:1 / 2
Processor family:Intel Atom / Intel Pentium Mobile / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.33 / 1.6
Processor front side bus:533
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:330 / N270 / Z520
Processor Number:330
Processor operating modes:32-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom N200 series / Intel Atom Z500 series
Processor socket:BGA 437 / PBGA441 / Socket F (1207)
Processor threads:2 / 4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):0.96
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2 / 2.5 / 8
Tjunction:100 / 90

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:No / Yes
Intel 64:N / Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:No / Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:35466 / 35641 / 36331
Processor code:SLB2H / SLB73 / SLG9Y
Processor package size:13 / 22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3 / SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes


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


BIOS password: Yes
Cable lock slot:Kensington

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:MS Works
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows XP Home Edition


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:160 / 250 / 320
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8 / 8.19
Height (front):1 / 1.07
Height (rear):1 / 1.31
Weight:2 / 3.09 / 3.22
Width:11.7 / 12