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





ASUS Eee PC 1215B Netbook review index



2 – ASUS Eee PC 1215B: Gallery

The Eee PC is shipped in a small box, barely larger than the netbook:

ASUS EeePC 1215B Netbook



The Eee PC 1215B exists in several colors: black, silver and red (matte or glossy). This model is the matte silver one.

ASUS EeePC 1215B Netbook

ASUS EeePC 1215B Netbook

ASUS EeePC 1215B Netbook

ASUS EeePC 1215B Netbook



Several LEDs are available for indicating some status: HDD, battery, WIFI, power ON/OFF.

ASUS EeePC 1215B Netbook



The Eee PC 1215B has a 12.1-inch LED Backlight WXGA screen with a native resolution of 1366×768.

ASUS EeePC 1215B Netbook



A 0.3 MPixel camera is placed on the top of the screen.

ASUS EeePC 1215B Netbook



In the input / output connectors side, the 1215B includes

  • 1 x VGA connector
  • 3 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x LAN RJ-45
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 2 x Audio Jack (Headphone/Mic-In)
  • 1 x Card Reader : SD/ SDHC/ SDXC/ MMC

ASUS EeePC 1215B Netbook

ASUS EeePC 1215B Netbook



The keyboard is pretty spacious and the keys are very pleasant:

ASUS EeePC 1215B Netbook

ASUS EeePC 1215B Netbook



On the rear side of the netbook, there are the battery (6-Cell 56Wh Li-ion), the speakers, and the hatch to memory modules:

ASUS EeePC 1215B Netbook

ASUS EeePC 1215B Netbook

ASUS EeePC 1215B Netbook



The ASUS Eee PC 1215B comes with one 2GB DDR3 memory module. If you need more memory, just add a second memory module like this one:

ASUS EeePC 1215B Netbook



And to end up this gallery, here is the EeePC 1215B vs SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6970:

ASUS EeePC 1215B vs Radeon HD 6970




This simple picture allows to understand the huge gap (more on this later in the article) in GPU processing power between the GPU included in the APU and a real (high-end) Radeon card…



ASUS Eee PC 1215B Netbook review index




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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