A new Ubuntu 12.04 powered ASUS Netbook has quietly crept into the wild.
But the OS isn’t the only notable thing about the new EeePC 1225C; it is one of only a handful of devices on the market to use the third generation of Intel’s Atom Processor, codenamed ‘Cedar Trail’.
The 32nm Cedar Trail chip boast much lower power consumption, integrated HD decoding, and enhanced memory speeds.
Two version of the device are available, though only the CPU and HDD size vary.
Specifications of the device:
- 11.6″ screens at 1366 x 768 resolution.
- 1.6Ghz Intel Atom N2600 or 1.86Ghz Intel Atom N2800
- 2GB of RAM
- 320GB or 500GB HDD
- 0.3MP Web cam
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet
- USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports
- VGA and HDMI ports
- Audio jack
- 3 & 6 cell batteries giving up to 9 hours of life
- Ubuntu 12.04
Asus + Ubuntu
The EeePC 1225C isn’t the tech giant’s first tangle with Ubuntu.
ASUS teamed up with Canonical in June of last year to provide European customers with Ubuntu 10.10 pre-installed on three EeePC models.
Later the same year the ASUS launched the Ubuntu-powered EeePC 1215P as a Portugal exclusive.
Finding one of those models was a tricky feat (at least judging by the mail we got in the intervening months), so one hopes that the 1225C gains wider distribution.
As yet there is no official word on price or region release, although the Italian EeePC.it blog are reporting that the device is already on sale in Italy for €299.