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ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1215N-PU17-BK 12.1-Inch Netbook with 6 Hours of Battery Life - Black

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  • Intel Atom Processor 1.8GHz
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • 250GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 12.1-Inch Screen, ION
  • Windows 7 Home Premium, 6 hours Battery Life
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Screen Size12.1 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1336 x 768 pixels
Processor1.8 GHz Intel Atom
RAM2 GB DDR3
Hard Drive250 GB
Graphics CoprocessorNVIDIA Ion 2
Chipset BrandATI
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Average Battery Life (in hours) 6 hours
Brand NameAsus
SeriesEee PC
Item model number1215N-PU17-BK
Hardware PlatformPC
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 Count2
Computer Memory TypeSODIMM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Battery Typelithium_ion
Power SourceAC
  
Additional Information
ASINB0041G5XFQ
Shipping Weight4.6 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableAugust 26, 2010
  
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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 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 750GB of hybrid storage – 500GB of ASUS WebStorage2 and a spacious 250GB 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.

Awards Received

Editor's Choice – Laptop Magazine
9 out of 10 – Maximum PC
92%, Must Have Best Features Award – Tweak Town
4 out 5 editor's rating – PCMag.com
4 out of 5 stars – CNET editor's rating

HD-enhanced Entertainment with NVIDIA Optimus Technology

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 charges1 (Learn more)
  • HDMI connectivity for streaming Full HD video and digital sound to HDTVs and compatible external displays (Learn more)
  • High-speed wireless N for unplugged surfing (Learn more)
  • 750GB Hybrid Storage: 250GB hard drive plus 500GB ASUS WebStorage2 (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 3.5 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 250GB hard drive, it also comes with 500GB of complementary ASUS WebStorage, for a total of 750GB 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.

Relax, ASUS Has You Covered

Ranked as the #1 most reliable PC brand by 3 independent sources,3 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 Warranty4

Offers a level of coverage that would add hundreds of dollars to the price of competing netbooks:

  • 1 year global warranty
  • 6 month battery warranty
  • 24/7 tech support
  • Free 1-way standard shipping

What's in the Box

  • Eee PC 1215N
  • Power Adapter
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card

Specifications

  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Display: 12.1-inch LED-Backlit WXGA display (1366 x 768)
  • CPU: Intel Atom D525 dual-core processor (1.8 GHz)
  • GPU: Next-Generation NVIDIA ION graphics with NVIDIA Optimus Technology
  • Wireless Data Network: WLAN 802.11b/g/n (@ 2.4GHz)
  • Memory: 2GB DDR3, 1 x SODIMM slot (expandable to 4GB)
  • Storage: 250GB 5400RPm hard drive + 500GB ASUS WebStorage2
  • Camera: 0.3 megapixel  with security lens cover
  • Audio: Hi-definition stereo speakers, high-definition audio CODEC, 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), 1 x HDMI, 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x LAN RJ-45, 2 x audio jacks (Headphone & Mic-in)
  • Battery Pack: 6 cell battery (up to 7 hours2)
  • Dimensions: 11.54 (W) x 8.11 (D) x 1.06~ 1.30 (H) inches
  • Weight: 3.22 lbs
  • Color: Silver, Black

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 images.

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 www.asuswebstorage.com for more details.
3 Rated number 1 Windows-based PC maker in PCMag.com's Service & Reliability Report 2009. Rate number 1 PC brand according to SquareTrade, the leading direct-to-consumer warranty company (for more information visit http://www.squaretrade.com/pages/laptop-reliability-1109/ ). Rated number 1 reliable PC maker in Spring 2009's RESCUECOM report http://www.rescuecom.com/RESCUECOM269.html
4 ASUS reserves the right to exclude certain SKUs; check with your retailer to confirm coverage of specific models. Valid for notebooks purchased in the US and Canada only. For complete details, please visit: usa.asus.com/event/ASUS360.

Check Out Other Great ASUS Products

ASUS External Blu-ray Combo Drive (SBC-06D1S-U)
Add an external Blu-ray combo drive to your 1215N and enjoy the latest in HD entertainment. This ultra-slim external combo drive is easy to carry and does not require any external power sources. (Powers off the USB ports on your PC)

ASUS External DVD Writer (SDRW-08D2S-U)
Add a stylish external DVD re/writer to your Eee PC 1215N. This ultra-slim, diamond-cut design external drive is easy to carry and does not require any external power sources. (Powers off the USB ports on your PC)

ASUS WiCast Wireless Full HD Video Transmission Kit
Turn your PC into the ultimate wireless media center. Display Full HD on your big screen wirelessly with up to 30 ft of range via HDMI plug-and-play with the ASUS WiCast kit.

ASUS MS238H LED-Backlit LCD Monitor
Enjoy Full HD on a brilliant and bright LED-backlit 23-inch LCD monitor wrapped in a razor-slim design. Its HDMI input allows for simple Plug-and-Play with your 1215N and delivers visuals with sharpness never before seen.

ASUS RT-N13U Wireless N Router (with USB)
Upgrade your network to faster performance and broader range with this EZ to setup wireless N router. You can even share an all-in-one printer with the peers in your network.


Product Description

12.1"/1366x768 (WXGA)/Intel Dual Core ATOM D525 CPU/2GB DDR2/NVIDIA ION2/250GB HDD/No ODD/Windows 7 Home Premium/802.11 bgn/10/100 LAN/0.3M Pixel/HDMI out/57W/h battery (up to 6 Hrs)/Included: +500GB Internet Storage/1 Year Global Warranty, (6 months for battery)/Black

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Unlikely you can play the latest graphics intensive games.
T. Usrey
I called an Asus rep and they told they had to replace the whole motherboard.
nbass
Very enjoyable laptop, and a great buy if you can get a hold of one!
Marc Bills

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Color Name: Silver Verified Purchase
When I first reviewed the Asus 1201N in January 2010 (see my Amazon review for that netbook), I stated that it was the best netbook on the market. A lot of time (in the consumer electronics world) has passed since that review, and Asus has released the upgrade to the 1201N, in the form of the 1215N. Does the 1215N take the crown from the 1201N, and is the 1215N the best netbook available today (September 2010) on the market?

In a word, YES! The major gripe about the 1201N was of course the limited battery life, approximately 3.5 hours on average. Even though I primarily used my 1201N near an electrical outlet, there were times when I had to go portable with it, and the short battery life was painfully insufficient. Asus has upgraded both the processor and the graphics technology for the 1215N. The processor is the desktop grade Intel D525 1.8 GHz dual-core processor, a step-up from the dual core Atom 330s powering the initial 1201N. While I would've liked to see Intel's new N550 dual core Atom processors on the 1215N instead, the D525s are more than sufficient. I suspect that Asus will release their next version of the 12XXN series with some sort of new lower power dual core processor and graphics technology.

Note, the N550 processors are a new generation of 1.5 GHz low power dual core processors, and suffice it to say, the days of single core N450 type processors are quickly disappearing. Asus has announced a 1215P netbook, which is equipped with the N550 but NO Nvidia ION2 technology, and relies solely on Intel's GMA3150 integrated graphics solution, which is increasingly antiquated when used as a standalone.
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120 of 124 people found the following review helpful By R. Crossley on December 2, 2010
Color Name: Silver Verified Purchase
I can tell you that much of my day is spent fixing someone else's computer or computer problems. So when it comes time to make a computer purchase for myself, I spend countless hours going over the specs, prices, and value of different netbooks and ultraportable laptops. I read every comment (especially the negative ones) and poured over reviews and sites providing detailed information. I enjoy playing games, but I know the limitations of this souped-up netbook. My goal was to buy the best netbook that gave me the most bang for the buck. So that means I'm not going to just waste my money and overspend on some Alienware M11x gaming laptop. I did not want to spend much money so after deciding this was the netbook for me, I waited for it to go on sale during Black Friday for $423.54 and was able to pick up the silver version which is better than the black version due to how easy it is to get finger prints and smudges on the black netbook. Also, if it did not go on sale, you wouldn't be reading this review right now. There are a lot of cons for this netbook (which I will detail later), but at that price point, I was willing to overlook it.

Now, there were a few ultraportable laptops that were better suited for playing the latest games, but they were either a few hundred dollars more than the ASUS 1215N, weighed a few more pounds, had less battery life, and/or had a smaller screen. What I really liked about the ASUS 1215N (besides the price I got it for ;) ) was that it had a large screen compared to the other netbooks, it still weighed less than the ultraportable laptops, and has a better CPU and GPU than most of the other netbooks that are similarly priced.

Now for the Cons, starting with what scares me the most:

The horrible power plug design.
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71 of 74 people found the following review helpful By R. Bomalaski on September 22, 2010
Color Name: Black
First let me preface that I DO own this product and I will actually put forth my review after this paragraph.

Before I get started, if you're looking at this computer make sure you're getting it for the right reasons. This is NOT a replacement/main computer. Whether netbooks can be or not isn't the point. The current built-in limitations from Intel make it so that their philosophy is essentially the rule. They are the company at "fault" and when looking at what Asus has done with what Intel has allowed, this really is a great computer. A lot of the more critical reviews seem to expect a bit more out of this than what it's advertised for. That said, it's very hard to not judge this as a normal laptop. The combination of the potential power of the machine, along with its form factor, have it walk the line between netbook and ultra portable. And if you know this going in, I feel like you'll be more than satisfied.

My reason for buying this netbook was to find something to use in class for basic typing, with at least a 12" screen (but not bigger than 13.3"), decent battery life, the potential to play 720p movies, and maybe some extra power left over. As a PC gamer, I bought another Asus laptop (the really big one) for gaming, but as a student that laptop proved too unwieldy for class/transport. Ultraportables are frankly too expensive for students as a back up computer, the iPad was overpriced for the hard ware (or conversely under spec'd for the price, since 500 was my limit). Here's a break down of the pro's and con's from my viewpoint, after having used it for about a week.

Pro's

Battery life - about 6 hours is actually accurate, with wireless on and the display at about 50% I get around 5:30 to 5:00 hours.
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