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





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13 – ASUS Eee PC 1215B: Battery stress test

ASUS EeePC 1215B Netbook - Battery level



This last part is reserved for the battery lifetime. The specs say around 8 hours. I tested two scenarios:

  • Test 1 – intensive situation: AOGenMark (2 threads) + FurMark 1.9.0 in burn-in test mode.
  • Test 2 – browsing only situation: I coded a small html page, displaying images and youtube videos. This page is automatically refreshed every 15 seconds.

Of course at the beginning each test, the battery was charged at 100%.

Test 1:
– Start: 11h50, battery level: 100%
– End: 15h34, battery level: < 1%

Under this intensive situation, the battery lifetime is around 3 hours and 45 minutes.

ASUS EeePC 1215B Netbook - Battery test - FurMark + AOGenMark
FurMark + AOGenMark stressing the Brazos APU



Test 2:
– Start: 17h57, battery level: 100%
– End: 23h00, battery level: < 1%

Under this more typical situation, the battery lifetime is around 5 hours.



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

  1. MagicCPU

    Forget Crysis, can’t it run Flash?

    How about WinRar bechmark?

  2. 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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  4. 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! πŸ˜‰

  5. 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.

  6. 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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