Asus Eee PC 1215N

Summary:
Sequel to the Asus Eee PC 1201N (Seashell). Running an upgraded Intel Atom N550 dual-core CPU with NVIDIA’s Ion2 graphics. It features the ability to change between Ion 2 or Intel GMA 3150 for the graphics chipset (aka “Optimus”), depending on demand/power saving mode. This is really pushing the limits of what one considers to be a netbook, and is getting into high-performance ultraportable range with its 12.1″ display. It also comes with 500GB of ASUS WebStorage.

Small-Laptops.com would easily recommended it to many people who want something a little more than a typical netbook but who don’t want a full ultraportable. Performance wise, this is probably the best netbook available for under $700

Introduced/Availability: Fall 2010
MSRP/Price: $499 (US)

Where to purchase the 1215N (North America):
ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1215N-PU17-BK (black) $499
ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1215N-PU17-SL (silver) $499

Where to purchase the 1215N (United Kingdom):
Asus Eee PC 1215N (Black) – £429.00
Asus Eee PC 1215N (Silver) – £429.00


* View the Asus Eee PC 1215N Gallery (Silver)
* View the Asus Eee PC 1215N Gallery (Black)

Variations:
Colors: Matte Black, Silver, Blue, Red
Black: 1215N-PU17-BK
Silver: 1215N-PU17-SL

Asus Eee PC 1215N Accessories

Similar Asus Eee PC Netbook Models:
– Replaces the Asus Eee PC 1201N (Seashell)
– Asus Eee PC 1201NL – single-core Intel Atom N270, previous generation
– Asus Eee PC 1201PN – single-core Intel Atom, previous generation

Difference between Asus Eee PC 1201N and 1215N:
– Slightly heavier with updated design
– Different/upgraded CPU options
– Upgraded graphics chipset
– Touchpad design is larger, smooth
– Slightly improved webcam with sliding cover to block webcam

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Asus Eee PC 1215N - Specifications & Technical Data

General Information
Introduced:Fall of 2010
Availability:Probably worldwide
MSRP/Suggested Price:Starting at $499
Warranty:1 year warranty with 24/7 toll-free tech support.
Battery
Type:6-cell Lithium Ion, 56Wh
Installed:6-cell
Options:
Battery Life:
Dimensions
Width x Depth x Height11.6 x 8 x 0.9 to 1.4 inches
Weight:3.3 - 3.4 pounds
Processor
CPU/Processor:1.8-GHz Intel Atom D525
Chipset:Intel
Memory and Type (Installed)2GB
Memory (Maximum)4GB
Video/Audio
Display:12.1-inch
Resolution:1366 x 768
Graphics Chipset:NVIDIA ION 2 / Intel GMA 3150
Graphics Memory:
Graphics Output(s):1x VGA, 1x HDMI (with audio)
Audio Chipset:
Internal Speakers:2x Stereo
MicrophoneInternal
Audio I/O1x microphone-in, 1x headphone-out, also audio streamed over HDMI
Webcam:0.3 MP
Storage
Hard Drive Type:2.5" Serial ATA (SATA)
Hard Drive Installed:250GB 5400rpm
Storage Outputs:Optional web-based ASUS WebStorage
Connectivity
Wireless:Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet:Yes
Bluetooth:
Modem:No
Input/Output
USB:3x USB 2.0
Firewire / IEEE 1394:
PC Card/ExpressCard
Flash Memory Reader:Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), MultiMedia Card (MMC)
Keyboard:Chiclet-style, around 96% full-size
Mouse:Multi-touch trackpad
Security
Biometric/Fingerprint:
Trusted Platform Module:
Physical Security:1x Kensington lock slot
Other Security:
Software
Operating System (OS:)Microsoft Windows Home Premium (64-bit)
Other Software:Arcsoft SIM HD, CyberLink YouCam, Boingo Wi-Fi finder, ASUS @Vibe, Dr. Eee voice command. Also features trials of Trend Micro Internet Security and Microsoft Office 2010.
Drivers Website: