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ASUS 1215N-PU27-BK 12.1-Inch Netbook (Black)

by Asus
71 customer reviews

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  • Next-Generation NVIDIA ION graphics card delivers smooth performance for media playback and causal gaming
  • 12.1" HD LED-backlit 16:9 display for on-the-go media enjoyment
  • NVIDIA Optimus technology switches between powerful and energy-efficient graphics to save battery life without compromising performance
  • Full HD 1080p video playback on a HDTV or big screen via the HDMI port
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
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Product Description

Color: Black

Product Description

12.1" / 1366x768 (WXGA) / Intel Dual Core ATOM D525 CPU / 2GB DDR2 / NVIDIA ION2 / 500GB HDD / No ODD / Windows 7 Home Premium / 802.11 bgn / 10/100 LAN / 3 USB 2.0 Ports / Bluetooth / 2-in-1 Card Reader (MMC/SD) / 0.3M Pixel / HDMI out / 57W/h battery (up to 6* Hrs) / 1 Year Global Warranty, (6 months for battery)

HD-enhanced Entertainment with NVIDIA Optimus Technology

With more HD content available now than ever before, you need a netbook that can keep up with the pace. The Eee PC 1215N-PU27 has both the performance and mobility to meet the call. It features the new Intel Atom D525 dual-core processor, Next-Generation NVIDIA ION graphics, and a stunning 12.1-inch HD display to give you all the power needed for on-the-go HD enjoyment. And with NVIDIA Optimus Technology, the Eee PC 1215N intelligently switches between NVIDIA ION graphics and embedded graphics to optimize battery life without compromising performance. Add in the LED-backlit display and ASUS Super Hybrid Engine, you can stay unplugged up to 7 hours between charges.1 Along with long-lasting mobility, it has a compact, scratch-resistant design that fits nicely in carrying cases and backpacks – ideal for both long trips or day-to-day errands.

The Eee PC 1215N is also one of the select few with HDMI connectivity. So when you feel like super-sizing your HD movies, simply connect to an HDTV and enjoy Full 1080p HD visuals and up to 8 channel sound. What's more, you get a total of 1000GB of hybrid storage – 500GB of ASUS WebStorage2 and a spacious 500GB hard drive – to store, share, and back up your music, videos, and other valuable data. The Eee PC 1215N comes with full-size chiclet keyboard, stereo speakers, high-speed wireless N, 2GB of DDR2 memory, and Windows 7 Home Premium.

Compact Portability. HD-enabled Power.

Key Features

  • 12.1-inch LED-backlit HD display for HD-quality visuals wherever, whenever (Learn more)
  • Intel Atom D525 dual-core processor for energy-efficient multitasking (Learn more)
  • Next-Generation NVIDIA ION graphics for a premium mobile HD experience (Learn more)
  • NVIDIA Optimus Technology instantly switches between powerful NVIDIA and energy-efficient Intel graphics to save battery life without compromising performance (Learn more)
  • ASUS Super Hybrid Engine maximizes battery life up to 7 hours between charges 1
  • HDMI connectivity for streaming Full HD video and digital sound to HDTVs and compatible external displays (Learn more)
  • 1000GB Hybrid Storage 500GB hard drive plus 500GB ASUS WebStorage2 (Learn more)
  • High-speed wireless N and Bluetooth v3.0 for rich networking and extended wireless connectivity throughout your home and office (Learn more)

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Power with Enhanced Battery Life

Power with Enhanced Battery Life
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Equipped with the Intel Atom D525 dual-core processor, the Eee PC 1215N delivers more efficient power than its predecessor. Plus, the ASUS Super Hybrid Engine lets you instantly switch between power profiles that optimize the system for your task at hand.

Now with NVIDIA Optimus Technology, the Eee PC 1215N intelligently switches between NVIDIA ION graphics and Intel embedded graphics to give you the most battery life without compromising performance.

Immersive Multimedia

Immersive Multimedia
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The Eee PC 1215N boasts a 12.1-inch LED-backlit HD display, stereo speakers, and HDMI connectivity so you can enjoy movies, videos, and photos in amazing HD quality. With display resolution up to 1366 x 768, you'll experience crisp, true-to-life visuals while streaming content on-the-go. Plus, the LED-backlit screen saves energy for longer battery life and delivers brighter, better visuals than display without it. HDMI ready, the Eee PC 1215N connects easily to HDTVs and compatible external displays to stream 1080p HD video with 8-channel audio.

With Next-Generation NVIDIA ION graphics, the Eee PC 1215N is your own personal mini-HD entertainment center – delivering full 1080p HD playback capability via HDMI. NVIDIA CUDA technology further boosts the Eee PC 1215N's visual content and casual gaming by accelerating graphic-intensive tasks such as light video editing and encoding.

Comfort On-the-Go

Comfort On-the-Go
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The Eee PC 1215N has more surface area for a wider, more comfortable palm rest. The ergonomic chiclet keyboard is full-size, with concave keys that direct your finger to the center of the surface.

Weighing less than 3.3 lbs (with battery), the thin and light Eee PC 1215N is compact so you can use it on a plane or any tight space with room to spare. The multi-touch trackpad lets you easily zoom in and out to view photos or read documents simply by sliding two fingertips together or apart.

Your Portable Internet Companion

Your Portable Internet Companion
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Not only does the Eee PC 1215N have a 500GB hard drive, it also comes with 500GB of complementary ASUS WebStorage, for a total of 1000GB of storage capacity.2 ASUS WebStorage makes it easy for users to share media with friends and family via a simple drag and drop online interface so you can back up data and access it anywhere online.

Connect, communicate, and explore online with features that transform your wireless world. High-speed wireless N connectivity is six times faster than 802.11b/g, for snappy Web surfing between your favorite sites and quicker video streaming. The integrated webcam with lens cover and microphone lets you Skype face-to-face with friends, family, and colleagues in crisp, clear quality.Connect, communicate, and explore online with features that transform your wireless world.

Bluetooth v3.0 gives up to 160 times faster transfer rates to your Bluetooth-enabled devices for faster data syncing and more reliable connections.3 The integrated webcam with lens cover and microphone lets you Skype face-to-face with friends, family, and colleagues in crisp, clear quality.

Relax, ASUS Has You Covered

Ranked as the #1 most reliable PC brand by 3 independent sources4, readers and editors alike choose ASUS as their trusted notebook and netbook. We tirelessly strive to exceed expectations of quality to ensure you an unmatched peace of mind every time you start your PC.

We also back our commitment with the industry's most comprehensive warranty.

1 Year ASUS Global Warranty5

Offers a level of coverage that would add hundreds of dollars to the price of competing laptops:
  • 1 year global warranty
  • 6 month battery warranty
  • 24/7 tech support
  • Free 1-way standard shipping

What's in the Box

  • Eee PC 1215PN-PU27
  • Power Adapter
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Information Card


  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (32 bit)
  • Display: 12.1-inch LED-Backlit WXGA display (1366 x 768)
  • Processor: Intel Atom N525 dual-core processor (1.8 GHz)
  • Graphics: Next-Generation NVIDIA ION graphics with NVIDIA Optimus Technology
  • Memory: 2GB DDR3 (expandable to 4GB)
  • LAN: 10/100 Mbps
  • WLAN: 802.11b/g/n (@ 2.4GHz)
  • Storage:500GB 5400RPM hard drive + 500GB ASUS WebStorage2
  • Camera: 0.3 megapixel
  • Audio: Hi-definition stereo speakers, microphone
  • Storage Cards: 2-in-1 MMC, SD(SDHC) flash card slot
  • Input / Output: 1 x VGA port (D-sub 15-pin for external monitor), 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x LAN RJ-45, 1 x VGA port (D-sub 15-pin for external monitor), 1 x HDMI, 2 x audio jacks (Headphone & Mic-in)
  • Battery Pack: 6 cell battery (up to 7 hours1)
  • Dimensions: 11.65 (W) x 7.99 (D) x 0.91~ 1.46 (H) inches
  • Weight: 3.21 lbs
  • Color: Black, Silver & Red

© 2011 ASUS Computer International. All Rights Reserved. ASUS is a registered trademark of ASUSTeK Computer. All specifications and terms are subject to change without notice. Please check with your supplier for exact offers on selected models. Products may not be available in all markets. Product may not be exactly as shown in photos.

1 Operation lifetime subject to product model, normal usage conditions and configurations. The estimated maximum battery life in Windows 7 is measured with MobileMark 2007 in reader mode.
2 Complimentary one-year 500GB ASUS WebStorage trial. Please visit for more details.
3 Bluetooth 3.0 transfers files at roughly 480 megabits (60 Megabytes) per second in close proximity, and 100 megabits (12.5 Megabytes) per second at 10 meters. Learn more at
4 Rated number 1 PC brand according to SquareTrade, the leading direct-to-consumer warranty company (for more information visit ). Rated number 1 reliable PC maker in Spring 2009's RESCUECOM report

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Product Information

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Screen Size12.1 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1366x768 pixels
Processor1.8 GHz Atom D525
Memory Speed 1066 MHz
Hard Drive500 GB
Graphics CoprocessorNVIDIA ION graphics
Chipset BrandNVIDIA
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Average Battery Life (in hours) 6 hours
Brand NameAsus
SeriesEee PC
Item model number1215N-PU27-BK
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight3.2 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H11.65 x 7.99 x 1.46 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Battery Typelithium_ion
Voltage240 volts
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #35,549 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4.8 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableMay 1, 2011
Warranty & Support Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

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Customer Reviews

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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful By AC on June 6, 2011
Color: Silver Verified Purchase
This netbook performs as well as a slightly-above bare bones, modern (2011) laptop with a basic dedicated video card. In other words for a netbook, it's a powerhouse: especially at this price. It's sleek, lightweight, and the keyboard/touchpad are comfortable to use. The bright screen and decently high native resolution yields sharp images.

-The basic functions (Microsoft Office, web browsing, video playback e.g. youtube, etc.) run seamlessly.

-As far as gaming goes: World of Warcraft and Starcraft II run pretty well on low to medium settings (my framerate in Stormwind on a busy night with people spamming spells annoyingly was ~25-30 and BGs were about the same, but I haven't raided yet with this).

-The partitions are set up nicely if you want to dual/tri boot Operating Systems. Windows is on its own 100 GB partition, there's a recovery partition, the data partition of about 380 GB and some 16 MB partition. You'll want to shrink the data partition and then delete the 16 MB partition to be able to install Linux, for instance.

Comparison with the ASUS 1215N-PU17
If you've looked at the predecessor to this model, the PU17, there are a couple of improvements that I've noticed so far:

1. This model supports Bluetooth 3.0

2. To address a comment made to another reviewer below: if you're purchasing the system here at Amazon, it *absolutely* comes installed with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, not 32-bit (this needs to be corrected in the product description, apparently, but everything else seems correct).
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54 of 58 people found the following review helpful By DavidP on May 25, 2011
Color: Silver Verified Purchase
****UPDATED 12/14****
I have changed my review from 5 stars to 1 star. The touch pad has went out on me twice now. The communication with ASUS is horrible. They simply do not care if they fix your computer or not. I had to pay to ship it back to them in September ($15) and after 2 weeks I got it back. It worked for about a month and now the touch pad is broke again. I have contacted ASUS again and after a few days they reply telling me to ship it back across the country. If you read the reviews on here you will see that this is a very common problem and ASUS does not care if their customers are happy. I would definitely not recommend buying this computer!

When I compared this to the 1215N-PU17, I couldn't find any difference other than the 1215N-PU27 cost $16 more. I called Amazon and they couldn't tell me what the difference was either. I decided to gamble, pay the extra money and get the newest update. I have only had the computer for a couple hours but I have already found one big difference. The 1215N-PU27 has Windows 7 64 bit opposed to the 32 bit on the PU17. Amazon has the product description wrong.I was also pleased to see that this model has almost no bloatware, which was a big complaint on the previous model. (Apparently Asus listened). So far, I am very happy with this machine. The silver case really looks like extruded, brushed aluminum. Very nice. The screen resolution is great but the viewing angles are limited. Some angles make it look washed out. Asus also has a cool feature that allows you to operate the computer without starting Windows. You can access music, pictures, and the internet without draining the battery running the Windows OS. Overall I am very happy with this purchase, but like I said, I've only had it a few hours now. Hopefully Amazon will fix the product description.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Cary L. Brown on September 6, 2011
Color: Black Verified Purchase
My old laptop died recently... well, the video card died, and that's not able to be replaced, so I'm stuck with low-res software rendering only, which makes it ALMOST unusable. And I needed something, quick, to fill the blank in my "mobility" life.

I thought about getting a high-end laptop... an Alienware, for instance. I still think I will eventually, because this little thing isn't quite that capable. But money is tight for now, and portability was an issue as well, and this unit is a GREAT stop-gap measure 'til I can get a "monster" laptop.

In fact, the capabilities of this little thing are significantly greater than my old laptop, overall... with the main drawbacks being the lower-resolution, smaller screen, and the pretty poor speakers. Otherwise, this is a GREAT little unit.

I bought this, along with an external DVD-writer (a Samsung unit) and I'm using the same Logitech wireless mouse I've been using all along. Yes, you'll need an optical drive if you ever want to install anything from disk, obviously, and that's not provided.

There is also no physical media provided to "restore" the system. (You can buy a restore disk from Asus, but that disk will cost you $50 or so.) There is a "restore partition" on the hard drive, apparently.

I've heard stories about the touchpad occasionally going haywire. But I'm one of those folks who HATES touchpads, so I normally just disable it anyway. I have a little handheld trackball device for mobile (plane/train/automobile) use, and my nice mouse for use in hotel rooms and the like. I only use the touchpad in rare instances, and so far I've had no troubles with it.

So... what do we have here? Well, we've got a NICE display, albeit small.
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