Asus Eee PC 1215B-PU17
SpecificationsNotebook: Asus Eee PC 1215B-PU17 (Eee PC 1215 Series)
Processor: AMD E-Series E-350
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6310
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 500 euro
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus Eee PC 1215B-PU17
By ditching the long-in-the-tooth Intel Atom processor for the AMD E-350 Fusion platform, Asus graduates this 12.1-inch Eee PC from the flailing Netbook category to the more comfortable ultraportable one. Asus updates the Eee PC line with AMD's excellent ultraportable CPU, making for a powerful, portable package, but the field is getting crowded in this category.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% mobility: 80%
Source: Techreview Source
Asus includes Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium as the operating system as well as several Asus utilities. They also include Microsoft Office 2010 Starter Edition and a trial of Trend Micro Titanium security suite.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC World
If you're looking for the ultraportable form factor and ergonomics without the ultraportable cost, then the Asus Eee PC 1215B is a product you should consider. The performance is middling at best, but for everyday chores and video, it's more than adequate.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
The HP Pavilion dm1z is another good choice, but there are three good reasons to consider the Asus notebook over HP’s model. The Eee PC 1215B features a much better touchpad. The laptop also has a USB 3.0 port, if that’s the sort of thing that matters to you. And the Asus notebook is typically a bit cheaper than HP’s model unless you happen to pick up the Pavilion dm1z when it’s on sale. The Asus Eee PC 1215B is also available in a variety of colors. While Asus sent me the solid black model, you can also find the laptop with white and red cases, although the screen bezel and keyboard are black on all three versions.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/28/2011
Source: PC Masters DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 07/07/2011
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
positive: keyboard and touchpad comfortable, USB 3.0; negative: noisy continuous fan
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/09/2011
AMD Radeon HD 6310: Integrated graphics card in the Zacate netbook processors (e.g. E-350 and E-240) featuring an UVD3 video decoder and no dedicated memory.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
E-350: Dual Core low power processor with an integrated graphics cards. The processor is on a level with Celeron SU2300 (1.2 GHz) and the GPU part about as fast as an Nvidia ION (2).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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.
73.33%: 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.