|Screen Size||12.1 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1366 x 768|
|Max Screen Resolution||1336 x 768 pixels|
|Processor||1.8 GHz Intel Atom|
|RAM||2 GB DDR3|
|Hard Drive||250 GB mechanical_hard_drive|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||512 MB|
|Wireless Type||802.11 B/G, 802.11bgn, 802.11B|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||3|
ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1215N-PU17-RD 12.1-Inch Netbook (Red)
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- Intel Dual Core Atom D525 (1.8GHz); Nvidia ION 2 graphics with 512mb dedicated video memory
- 12.1" WXGA (1366x768) LED screen; 2GB DDR3 RAM (2x1GB), 4GB Max
- 250GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM); No Optical Drive
- Windows 7 Home Premium Operating System (32 Bit)
- HDMI out; Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n; 10/100 LAN; 0.3MP Webcam
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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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought 5 of these used from Kela1979's amazon store. I will say it's a little thicker than some other netbooks, and not super speedy. Four of the five batteries had about 3. Read morePublished 3 months ago by binarymercenary
started to fall apart, pieces coming off after 5 months of using this laptopPublished 10 months ago by Valentine
I've had this netbook for quite a while now and it is still my favorite electronic travel companion. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jan Wieck
a little over priced but most netbooks this size had lower res screen, the one issue i had with this was the track pad was pure, well not so great, it's tracking was awful and... Read morePublished on April 30, 2014 by M. Bartlett
It is nice laptop, not heavy for this size of notebook
BUT: It is tooooo slow.
I bought it for my fiancee and she liked it but Battery died after 9 months, than It needed... Read more
Been using this for several years now, and it keeps on going! I take it with me to hearings that I attend, and take notes on the fly. Read morePublished on September 2, 2013 by Noah Fence
This netbook was a gift for my 7 year old ,this is a great stepping stone for him . he progressed rapidly great buy did not regret it. Interaction with the seller was professional. Read morePublished on February 24, 2013 by rosetta Morrison
asus makes quality stuff. plenty of computing power on the go and this thing is tough! I dropped it on concrete from 4 feet and the plastic just absorbed the hit without nothing... Read morePublished on February 12, 2013 by Vicious Rex
Very pleased for downloading and editing digital pictures. Have used on trips to Antarctica, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Falkland Islands. Read morePublished on December 23, 2012 by Larry St Pierre
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