Pros

  • Ultraportable in size and screen real estate
  • Good ergonomics and video playback

Cons

  • Not for gaming
  • Slow benchmark performance

At A Glance

If you want the ultraportable form factor and can live without state-of-the-art performance, this laptop is a bargain.

Manufacturer’s Description

With the embedded ATI Radeon HD 6250/6310 graphics, the Eee PC 1215B provides users the best portable multimedia enjoyment for its size. DirectX 11 support - exceptional 3D performance allows users to play games and video smoother than ever before. Also, users can enjoy smooth, Full HD 1080p content through the HDMI port to an HD display without any latency

Manufacturer’s Website

http://usa.asus.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 1215B-MU17-RD
Processor
Processor type AMD Fusion
Processor speed 1600.0 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 320.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 5400.0 RPM
Other storage
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
General Information
UPC Code 884840848110
Battery
Vendor Rated Battery life 8.0 hours
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
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Memory
Memory size 2048.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Memory max 4.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 11.6 inches
Depth 8.0 inches
Height 1.5 inches
Weight 3.3 pounds
Weight with Accessories 3.8 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 52.0
Battery
Battery Life 5:50   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 855.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 551.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 499.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 965.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 660.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 1506.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 470.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 459.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 387.0   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 11.1   Watts
Sleep power usage 1.4   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.5   Watt hours
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 25.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 24.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 16.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 15.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 937.0