ASUS Eee PC 1201PN Ion netbook hits Amazon preorder

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ASUS' Eee PC 1201PN netbook has gone up for preorder at Amazon Germany, with three versions of the 12-inch ultraportable being on offer.  Priced at €479 ($600), the netbook packs a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, 2GB of RAM and a 250GB hard-drive, as well as NVIDIA Ion graphics (though no NVIDIA Optimus automatic switching).

The 1201PN is available for preorder in black, silver and red.  No sign of a shipping date, however.  Other specifications include gigabit ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 and three USB ports, together with both HDMI and VGA outputs.  ASUS will follow it with the Eee PC 1215N in July, a version of the 1201PN with Optimus support along with a new, dual-core Atom processor.