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




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8 – ASUS Eee PC 1215B: C-50 CPU performance

ASUS EeePC 1215B Netbook - AOGenMark



Like I did for HP Mini 210-2100 netbook, I used AOGenMark to quickly evaluate the performance of the CPU with a multithreaded application.

Settings: 4 threads and 8 samples, thread affinity OFF.
Score: 358629 ms or 358.629 seconds

ASUS EeePC 1215B Netbook - AOGenMark score



Comparative table: the smaller, the faster.

358.629 sec, AMD C-50 CPU @ 1000MHz
270.676 sec, Intel N550 CPU @ 1500MHz
50.364 sec, Intel Quad Core X9650 @ 3GHz

The C-50 is slower than Intel N550 and you can feel it in common tasks like browsing (Firefox opening) especially under Win7. Under Ubuntu, I had the feeling of a faster CPU when I tested Firefox. After all, the C-50 is a 2-core CPU while others are 4-core CPUs (X9650, N550). Then compared to the N550, the C-50 is not so slow…



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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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