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





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12 – ASUS Eee PC 1215B: Power consumption and Burn-in test

ASUS EeePC 1215B Netbook - FurMark test



I was really curious to see how the total power consumption (or TPC)o f the EeePC 1215B could vary with FurMark. At idle (under Win7, doing nothing), the TPC was 14W and the GPU temperature was 54°C. After few minutes of FurMark 1.9.0 stress test (640×360 windowed), the TPC reached 21W for a GPU temperature of 68°C.

According to the specs, the TDP of the Fusion Ontarion APU is 9W. Roughly said, the power consumption of the HD 6250 is around 7W (21W-14W). But it’s not easy to tell the impact of the CPU cores on that power. Anyway, the Fusion APU has successfully passed the FurMark test.



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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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