ASUS Eee PC 1201PN Ion 2 Pine View netbook official

Packed full of Intel's latest Pine View processors and NVIDIA's second-gen Ion chipset, the ASUS Eee PC 1201PN is the netbook for those who reckon 10-inch machines are just too small.  The 1201PN has a 12.1-inch 1366 x 768 LED-backlit display, Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz processor and 1GB of RAM, along with a 160GB hard-drive (and 500GB of online ASUS web storage) and the HD-capable GPU.

There's also WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, together with a 6-cell 63Wh battery; ASUS are being cagey with runtime estimates, however.  Ports include the usual range of USB 2.0 and memory card reader, together with audio in/out and ethernet, but there's also an HDMI port for hooking up your big-screen TV.

No word on pricing or availability for the Windows XP netbook, though we're guessing it'll arrive pretty imminently now that the Atom N450 processor and Ion 2 chipset are both official.  Live pics over at NetbookNews and NotebookItalia.