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Asus Eee PC 1215N Netbook Review

Posted: September 16, 2010
Asus Eee PC 1215N Netbook Review
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With an Intel dual core processor, Next Generation NVIDIA ION graphics and measuring only 1.4" thick, the Asus Eee PC 1215N may make users forget they're even working on a netbook. Kevin Pereira and Carrie Keagan review the device that sells for $485.

What You Need to Know

  • It’s a little larger than most of the netbooks we've seen at about 1’ across.
  • The netbook still feels pretty light at about 3 lbs..
  • At its thinnest, it's just under 1” thick.
  • Since this is a little larger, they've got more room for the keyboard, track-pad, and screen.
  • The keyboard is widely spaced, but the keys might be a bit smaller than you want, so it'll take some getting used to.
  • The track-pad is really big and supports multi-touch, but the buttons are a little tough to press, though.
  • The 12” HD screen looks great; it's big enough to watch video on it for an extended period of time and the netbook has HDMI out too.
  • It also has some of the best specs we've seen on a netbook.
  • Our productivity benchmarks scored almost exactly the same as the Shuttle, which is a good thing; normal computing tasks like web browsing and word processing were fast.
  • The time it takes from power-on to opening a web browser is also pretty quick as netbooks go
  • Also, just like the Shuttle, you'll be able to play Team Fortress 2 or StarCraft II on medium settings with no problem.
  • This also has NVIDIA’s Optimus Technology, which turns ION graphics on and off when they're not in use; this did help a lot with battery life.
  • This is the fastest netbook we've tested, it's affordable, and it'll go anywhere, so it's the perfect college PC.

Price

  • $485


Overall Rating

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  • aaditilathi

    The vast majority coming our way now are priced at at least $399, and Asus' Eee PC 1215N fits the mold here. With a $499 MSRP, this isn't the net-book to get if you're looking to pinch pennies, but it does offer a new generation Atom CPU, NVIDIA's next generation Ion GPU and NVIDIA's Optimum graphics switching technology. That's solid power in a net-book, and we're as interested as anyone to see if this sub-$500 machine can actually serve as an ultra-portable replacement.
    http://www.onlinenotebook.co m/

    Posted: October 11, 2010 1:46 AM
    aaditilathi
  • pelican007

    man how the heck do you get on this show lol

    Posted: September 22, 2010 9:56 AM
    pelican007
  • geekgirl1436

    Am I the only one who noticed Carrie said "fingering is important" right around the 1:48 mark? Hello people, THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!!! Kevin, I am very disappointed with you!

    Posted: September 21, 2010 1:50 AM
  • Joshua W.K.

    huh huh...i like Carrie's boobs...huh huh

    Posted: September 19, 2010 12:07 AM
    Joshua+W.K.
  • DemskeetSkeet

    More Chobot please. She had a much better sense of humor. Some sexual humor as well

    Posted: September 18, 2010 9:01 PM
    DemskeetSkeet
  • guitarist4life09

    Allison for full-time host!

    Posted: September 18, 2010 11:47 AM
    guitarist4life09
  • psyclone19

    They need to make Alison the new host Carrie is just annoying.

    Posted: September 18, 2010 9:38 AM
    psyclone19
  • kingmicter

    is oliva still on the show

    Posted: September 18, 2010 8:49 AM
    kingmicter
  • SteveKB

    darn i hope they make an epic netbook by the time I start college next year if I was going to college this year this'd be perfect to replace my 1005HA from asus :D

    Posted: September 17, 2010 6:16 PM
    SteveKB
  • techguy1

    And even better its not an HP so i don't have to scream at the top of my lungs over the stupid track pads

    Posted: September 17, 2010 4:28 PM
  • DLex

    Carrie is just not funny... put her on the feed.... but seriously... stop hosting.

    Posted: September 17, 2010 2:18 PM
    DLex
  • applebook

    AT that price and thickness, this is a bad deal, and I would hardly classify it as a true netbook. Get yourself a better 13" ultra-portable laptop for a big more, or do some pull-ups to transform yourself into a stalwart who can lug about a 15" laptop. Most $500 15" notebooks blow this "netbook" out of the water. This ASUS is not tiny either.

    Posted: September 16, 2010 11:09 PM
    applebook
  • J_Boolihans

    I just got the HP dmz1. it's pretty similar specs as well.

    Posted: September 16, 2010 9:46 PM
    J_Boolihans
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