Pros - Plays high definition video clearly and quickly.
- HDMI output.
- Though only have a 1.6ghz processor it plays games within it's range very nicely.
- Great overall performance for a netbook.
Cons - Battery life not that great considering most netbooks.
- I love the shiny plastic, but at the same time it makes finger prints and scratches show up easily.
- Runs hot at times.
- Bloatware on the pre-installed OS is offensively bad.
Summary A casual gaming netbook - Doesn't exactly make sense considering the demand of most PC games. Still this little lappy holds it's own. The pricing is fairly decent too.
I love using it as a high quality video player, with it's HDMI output I can take it to a friends house and plug it into the TV easily for a great viewing experience.
The worst complaint about it is the track pad can sometimes be temperamental, also there is an amusing and painful fault with the mouse button below it. For some reason there is an electric charge running through it. It is not noticeable, but if you plug multiple AC powered USB devices (Like external HDD) into the 1201N you will get a small shock from touching it. Also over the year or two of my use of it the button has worn away it's silver glossy finish and looks rather ugly now. I hate tap to click and this is my punishment.
Pros Great screen, reasonable battery life. Doesn't get hot even after hours of use. Very lightweight. Even power supply is less bulky.
Cons Processor could be a little more powerful. Gets slow when using graphics programs like photoshop
Summary This is my second netbook. The 1024x600 screen of my previous (and most other) netbook was simply too small. Indeed, many programs and web sites refuse to run on it! For example I couldn't sync my Blackberry media files without hooking up to a larger external screen. Windows 7 seems to run fairly well and reboots from hibernation faster than any machine I have had before. On the whole, the machine is acceptably but not lightning fast! My old netbook was used ONLY for travel but the Asus has now pretty much replaced my laptop.