Pros

  • Big display; higher resolution than most netbooks
  • Excellent keyboard for a netbook

Cons

  • Severe motion smearing in fast action video
  • A bit bulky and heavy for a netbook

At A Glance

Asus delivers a netbook in an ultraportable skin, but price and performance may not satisfy.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Eee PC 1215N defies the notion of netbooks being designed just to cater to basic computing needs. The 1215N packs the Intel Atom D525 dual core processor, as well as the next generation NVIDIA ION discrete graphics processor with NVIDIA Optimus technology to deliver a netbook with hard-hitting multimedia performance capabilities.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://usa.asus.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 1215N-PU17-BK
Processor
Processor type Intel Atom
Processor speed 1800.0 MHz
Cache size 1.0 KB
Processor count 2
Display
Display size 12.1 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 250.0 GB
Other storage
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
General Information
UPC Code 884840672197
Ports and Connections
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Ethernet Type 10/100 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n/b/g
Video Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • VGA
Slots
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Memory
Memory size 2048.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 11.6 inches
Depth 8.0 inches
Height 1.5 inches
Weight 3.3 pounds
Weight with Accessories 3.9 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Included Software CyberLink YouCam;
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 43.0
Battery
Battery Life 5:24   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 966.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 649.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 538.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 1153.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 892.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 629.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 460.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 451.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 26.39   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 26.07   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 16.02   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 16.31   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 1109.0