A new Asus-crafted netbook has surfaced with a rather unorthodox spec sheet. Snapping the chains of conformity, the Eee PC 1201K employs an AMD Geode NX 1750 processor and a chipset from SiS, whereas most other models in the series use an Intel Atom or AMD Athlon Neo with associated chipsets from each respective chipmaker.
The 1.46kg (3.2lb) machine also uses a larger-than-average 12.1-inch 1366x768 LED-backlit display. Most Eee models use 10.1-inch screens. It's configured with a gig of DDR2 RAM, 160GB, 250GB or 320GB of storage, a multi-card reader, VGA-out, two USB 2.0 ports, Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, audio jacks, a mic, and a 0.3MP webcam.
The system relies on a six-cell battery when away from a wall socket but no runtime is mentioned, and Windows XP Home comes preinstalled as opposed to Windows 7 Starter or some full edition. Pricing and availability is still unknown.