Asus Announces AMD Geode-based Eee PC
Asus reveals that the 12-inch 1201K boasts AMD under the hood.
The EeePC is the netbook that started it all. Earliest models boasted an underclocked Intel Celeron M CPU, which eventually gave way to the Atom that seems to rule all ultra portable computers these days. But with ARM and AMD releasing competitive products, the Atom is no longer alone in the market and even Asus is branching out.
Engadget reports that the recently announced Asus EeePC 1201K will pack AMD's Geode NX 1750 processor along with a SiS 741GX/966L chipset. Other than the AMD's brains, everything else is pretty bog-standard for a netbook; with 1GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, a .3-megapixel webcam, a built-in memory card reader, 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth2.1 + EDR, 2xUSB, VGA, a 12.1-inch display and Windows XP Home, there's nothing surprising here. Still, it's always nice to see a company other than Intel getting a look-in when it comes to the Eee line.