(UPDATED) ASUS Eee PC 1215B Netbook Review (AMD Fusion Brazos APU, Radeon HD 6250)


ASUS EeePC 1215B Netbook



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1 – ASUS Eee PC 1215B: Overview

ASUS’s Eee PC 1215B is a new netbook equipped with AMD’s Brazos APU (APU = Accelerated Processing Unit). An APU combines a northbridge, a CPU and a GPU on the same chip.

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Brazos is the name of the current family of AMD APUs. The Brazos family currently includes two sub-familes: Ontario and Zaccate. In short, Zaccate is more powerful than Ontario, just look at the TDP: 18W for Zaccate and 9W for Ontario.

The Eee PC 1215B tested in this review features an AMD Fusion C-50 APU (Ontario family –the Zaccate family including the Fusion E-350 APU). The Fusion C-50 APU of ASUS Eee PC 1215B combines an AMD C-50 CPU (clocked at 1000MHz) (dual-core CPU) and a Radeon HD 6250 GPU (Direct3D 11 GPU) on the same piece of silicon.

More details on AMD APUs can be found HERE and HERE.

Here are the features of ASUS’s Eee PC 1215B:
– AMD Fusion APU C50 1.0GHz (dual core)
– 2GB DDR3 memory
– Radeon HD 6250 (included in the APU)
– a 250GB SATA HDD (2.5″)
– WIFI support (WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n @ 2.4GHz),
– 12.1-inch LED screen
– 0.3 MPixel camera
– Stereo speakers
– VGA, USB, HDMI and Ethernet RJ45 connectors
– Weight: 1.45 Kg (without the battery)
– Battery: 6-cell 56Wh Li-ion battery
– Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit

ASUS EeePC 1215B Netbook




About ASUS

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ASUS, the world’s top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world’s best-selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktops, Eee Box and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, tablet devices, servers, multimedia and wireless solutions, networking devices, and mobile phones.

Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,398 awards in 2010, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than 10,000 and a world-class R&D team of 3,000 engineers, the company’s revenue for 2010 was around US$10.1 billion.



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9 thoughts on “(UPDATED) ASUS Eee PC 1215B Netbook Review (AMD Fusion Brazos APU, Radeon HD 6250)”

  1. Victor

    @MagicCPU, well i have an Acer notebook with one of those APUs( C350 1.6GHz x2/HD6250 ) and i’m very pleased with it, sure you won’t play crysis, but CSS, WOW, some other not so “heavy” games it will run smoothly.

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  3. Kelly Wright

    It’s been like 3 days I’m looking for a netbook for my 12 year old niece. Initially I was inclined towards a typical 15.6” laptop with DVD-RW drive, where a bigger screen is a plus. But after considering related disadvantages (a DVD drive is easy to break, these things in laptops are prone to damage, children are children after all) I set my mind on a netbook.
    1) With same resolution the screen around 12-13” makes the whole computer significantly lighter.
    2) Longer battery life.
    3) More portable, easier to carry around. I think my niece will be able to take it on her abroad trips with classmates. Certainly a 12-13” netbook is preferred over 15.6” laptops when it comes to weight.
    So, I looked at Lenovo S205, x121e, E325, Acer AO722 and wasn’t convinced. Asus 1215B that’s currently on sale in my favorite webstore comes with AMD E-450 CPU, 500 GB HDD but only 2 GB RAM (hope it’s easy to upgrade). However, the case in silver color looks very stylish. HDMI and USB 3.0 are most welcome, but I’ve read in another review about grainy images takes by built-in 0.3 MP webcam. I think it’s important because skype is definitely #1 for teens and video chatting is damn cool. I don’t want my niece to look grainy on computer screens of her mates! 😉

  4. Kelly Wright

    How about touchpad? There are owners out there speaking about ‘glitching’ touchpad and so they have to use a mouse instead. There is a workaround, but it voids warranty. Some people bring it to asus service center.
    Also, I came across reviews describing wi-fi performance as mediocre, like 70 Mbp/s at most which is far from what N standard lets to achieve.

  5. Mat

    How is the Ubuntu compatibility? Are things like wireless and audio detected? How much tweaking did you have to do to get Ubuntu 11.10 fully operational?
    Thanks!

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