Asus Eee PC 1201HA – An Amazing Mini Laptop

Asus Eee PC 1201HA comes with an adapter, several plugs (Europe, UK and USA) and warranty. Regarding CD, Asus Eee PC 1201HA comes with Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed and all drivers package included. The accessories of the mini laptop comes packed in a little box, nice one provided with a handle, making it easy to carry.

Asus Eee PC 1201HA on the outside

Then came the time of the new Asus Eee PC 1201HA. At first glance, the "shell" seems interesting, pleasant to the touch, with a glossy black casing, the perfect place to leave your fingerprints. Perhaps for some this might seem disturbing, but we are not.

On the outside, Asus Eee PC 1201HA looks good, has a simple and elegant design. You can struggle a little with the button on/off and activation and deactivation of the touchpad. You may also encounter similar problems on the touchpad. This is not very well defined by the housing, being just a touch rougher area and the buttons must be pressed better. Its ergonomic keyboard and key exchange is well designed and defined.

Technical Specifications

According to its technical specifications, this model is the weak link in the new 1201 series recently launched by Asus. Older brothers of the model Asus Eee PC 1201HA are 1201T and 1201N, both models are equipped with more powerful platforms. Asus Eee PC 1201N is built on NVIDIA ION platform with Intel Atom 330 processor - 1.6GHz, and Asus Eee PC 1201T is based on AMD Congo platform, is equipped with the AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 Dual Core - 1.6GHz and GPU ATI Radeon HD 3200.

Performance and features

Even if it has a 12.1inch display, 296 x 208 x 27.3 ~ 33.3mm dimensions and weight of 1.38KG (with 6 cell battery) Asus 1201HA makes an enviable portable. But elegance and portability are overshadowed by the poor performance of the processor. I wanted to enjoy more than 1366 x 768 resolution and the fact that it can decode HD video 720p and 1080p, is amazing.

In other words, the Asus Eee PC 1201HA is a mini laptop dedicated to office, college etc. You can easily use office type programs, multimedia (Winamp, Media Player etc) and browse the Internet. You must have a little patience in opening and using applications. You can also easily use the Office suite, browse the Internet with Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers, chat on Yahoo Messenger and even I use its 0.3MP webcam.

I was pleased with the WLAN 802.11b/g/n wireless technology. Download speeds were up to 1.9MB/s. There were no fluctuations and no other problems. Regarding the sound, Asus 1201HA is equipped with two speakers that do their job well, but there is room for improvement.

Regarding the battery, we have only words of praise. The 6 cell provides a range of up to 8.5 hours on economy mode, but may vary depending on usage and the brightness of the display. Least took about 6 hours and 20 minutes in "high performance" and continuously used (browser, Yahoo Messenger, viewed videos on YouTube).

Pros and Cons

Like any product has pluses and minuses. Asus has focused on a particular development and pursues a niche audience. Eee PC 1201HA has a good price at the 12.1inch display category and has very good battery, but it quite slow, we cannot have it all.

Eee PC 1201HA strengths:

  •  Portability;
  •  Silent cooling system;
  •  Autonomy;
  •  Connectivity;
  •  HD decoding.

Eee PC 1201HA weaknesses:

  •  Slow - Windows 2.2 points awarded;
  •  Does not have HDMI.

Asus Eee PC 1201HA is the perfect choice for those who want a mini laptop with 12.1inch screen with very good range, portable and can be used for office, school, park, etc. all at a good price.

Rating: ★★★★★ 

6 Responses to “Asus Eee PC 1201HA – An Amazing Mini Laptop”

  1. Ita a cool feature as I needed

  2. Lanurenalle December 5, 2011

    I don't really like asus, since I had one and it sucked, but this seems nice.

  3. Alperen Salih December 5, 2011

    I think, Asus is leading the netbook technology. Asus netbooks are powerful but temp problem may get you angry.

  4. this mini laptop is the best I ever had ... I'm really amazed of its perfection!

  5. Battery that last 6+ hours that's great.

  6. Not a very good laptop. I have had it for a year now and am NOT pleased with it at all. I am most likely going to get a Mac laptop to replace this one.

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