Asus Eee PC 1215B-BLK017M

Specifications

Asus Eee PC 1215B-BLK017MNotebook: Asus Eee PC 1215B-BLK017M (Eee PC 1215 Series)
Processor: AMD C-Series C-50
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6250
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 400 euro
Average Score: 66.67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)

Reviews for the Asus Eee PC 1215B-BLK017M

ASUS Eee PC 1215B-MU17-BK 12.1-inch Netbook PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
ASUS is one of the few companies to have offered a netbook that has a 12-inch display. The extra resolution of the display has the advantage of provide a much nicer experience that is less cramped. It also provides extra space for a larger, more spacious keyboard. The AMD C-50 doesn't offer much of a performance advantage over an Intel Atom based model except that it can fully support HD video.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/26/2011
80% Asus Eee PC 1215B
Source: Techtree.com English
Asus has priced the 1215B quite well at Rs. 17,999 and a one-year on-site warranty. This is without Windows 7 Starter, so even if we had to include the OS cost it should not go beyond 20K. For this price you're getting a 12.1-inch screen, great keyboard, HDMI, decent battery life and the ability to easily playback 1080p content, thanks to AMD's Fusion APU. If you're looking for the cheapest 12-inch netbook that plays back 1080p and has a good battery life then the 1215B seems to fit the bill perfectly.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

60% ASUS Sea Shell 1215B
Source: Ocaholic.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
Asus Eee PC 1215B Netbook
Source: PC Masters German DE→EN
good but keyboard and touchpad bad
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 07/07/2011
60% Asus 1215B : un netbook de 12 pouces qui manque de soufflé
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

AMD Radeon HD 6250: Integrated graphics card in the Ontario netbook processors (e.g. C-50 and C-30) featuring an UVD3 video decoder and no dedicated memory.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


C-50: Dual Core low power processor with an integrated graphics cards. Due to the low clock speed, the CPU should be only as fast as a single core Atom CPU, but offers a faster integrated GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


12.1": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Most netbooks have a tinier display. The advantage is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.5 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

Asus reviews


66.67%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-04-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)