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Asus outs the Eee PC 1225B

Intel's Atom based netbooks might not be overly popular these days and to some degree AMD appears to have something to do with it thanks to the introduction of its Brazos platform. Asus is getting ready to launch a refresh of its 12-inch Brazos powered Eee PC 1215B with a slightly updated model called the 1225B, although the differences are fairly small.

Intel's Atom based netbooks might not be overly popular these days and to some degree AMD appears to have something to do with it thanks to the introduction of its Brazos platform. Asus is getting ready to launch a refresh of its 12-inch Brazos powered Eee PC 1215B with a slightly updated model called the 1225B, although the differences are fairly small.

The Eee PC 1225B comes with a choice of either an E450 or a C60 APU, something latter models of the 1215B also offered. The biggest change is the screen which has been shrunk slightly from 12.1-inches to 11.6-inches, although the resolution has remained the same at 1366×768. Almost everything else has stayed the same, but some minor changes have been done and apparently Asus has fitted 2 or 4GB of memory on board and only left a single DIMM slot for expansion, one of the not so good changes.

You still get 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0+HS (apparently optional on some models), a crummy 0.3Megapixel webcam, an HDMI port, a D-sub connector, Ethernet, a pair of audio jacks and a card reader. However, Asus has now upgraded at least some models with a pair of USB 3.0 ports and rather than offering three USB 2.0 ports you know get one to go with the two USB 3.0 ports.

Oddly enough Asus is now rating the battery life at 7h instead of 8h, despite offering what appears to be the same 6-cell 56Wh battery pack. The weight has gone down slightly thanks to the smaller display, although this apparently only shaves off a mere 10g if the specs on Asus' website are correct.The Eee PC 1225B is expected to launch in January and it'll be available in either glossy black and white or matte grey, red or silver, although we have a feeling the screen will be glossy either which way.

Source: Asus

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