A new laptop has appeared on Asus Philippine website, the Eee PC 1225B. We have not seen it on the store shelves yet but it should be coming out soon. It is a "updated" version of the 1215B.
The Asus Eee PC 1215B is a 12.1-inch ultraportable which comes with either an AMD E-450 or C-60 processor. While configurations vary, the last model we inspected came with a 6-cell (4400 mAh) battery and no USB 3.0. Larger batteries and USB 3.0 are available in some versions of the 1215B.
So what does the newer 1225B bring us. Well nothing much. It actually comes in pretty much the same size as the old one but is 3 mm narrower in diameter and has a smaller 11.6-inch screen. The size is the same, so you get a larger bezel around the screen, So, basically is looks like a downgraded.
It does seem to be selling for a lower price in the countries where it has launched than the release price of the 1225B. How much less? About 15% less. Lets hope it comes out here at a price lower than 20K for the E-450 model, or you might regret waiting for this instead of getting the 1215B.