The ASUS Eee 1215N is currently being sold on Amazon for $463. It is equipped with an Intel D525 Atom at 1.8GHz, a dual-core CPU with NVIDIA ION 2 graphics (512MB dedicated video memory). The model has a 12.1-inch WXGA, LED display with 1366 x 768 resolution, 2GB of DDR3 RAM upgradeable to 4GB, operates on Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit), and has a 250GB SATA Hard Drive at 5400rpm. These are very decent specifications for a netbook; not to mention it will be easy to carry around while traveling since it weighs in at only 3.21 pounds.
In our review of the Eee 1215N, we said the build quality was very good thanks to the strong hinges, display cover, and chassis. We also liked the attractiveness of the design; it feels and looks nice both while in your hands and while sitting on a desk. The netbook also features a webcam privacy cover which you can conveniently slide over the lens of the built-in webcam when you're not using it.
System performance with the dual-core Atom processor for the netbook was better than most netbooks, but (of course), not as saavy as the Alienware m11x or CULV notebook as far as gaming goes. However, users will still be able to use the netbook to multi-task fully, and similarly play games such as World of Warcraft and Left 4 Dead on lower settings.
The screen display will be great for doing practically anything: browsing the Web, watching HD movies, using applications or doing work, etc. The color and contrast on the 1215N are good for viewing due to the glossy LED screen and color saturation.
Although the near-full sized Chiclet-style keyboard will innately take some getting used to if you've never used a netbook regularly before, we still said that it's comfortable to type on and features an attractive design. And, we tested the default battery in the 1215N and found that it delivered 5 hours and 34 minutes while the netbook was unplugged from the outlet.
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