Asus Eee PC 1215N Netbook Review

Posted: September 16, 2010
Asus Eee PC 1215N Netbook Review

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.


  • $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.
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    Posted: October 11, 2010 1:46 AM
  • pelican007

    man how the heck do you get on this show lol

    Posted: September 22, 2010 9:56 AM
  • 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
  • DemskeetSkeet

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

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

    Allison for full-time host!

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

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

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

    is oliva still on the show

    Posted: September 18, 2010 8:49 AM
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • J_Boolihans

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

    Posted: September 16, 2010 9:46 PM