Summary: ASUS is late to the AMD Fusion party, but the Eee PC 1215B offers slightly better overall performance than competing ultraportables from HP and Sony. And, at $439, the 1215B manages to undercut the competition, and is even $30 less expensive than its Ion counterpart (though the 1215N is better for gaming).
Pros: Faster overall performance than predecessor, Loud speakers, Solid battery life, USB 3.0 included, Multitouch-friendly touchpad
Cons: Plain design, Keyboard has flex, Lackluster gaming performance, Narrow viewing angles, Weak wireless transfer speeds
Summary: For the money, you'll hardly find a better mini laptop these days. The Asus 1215B is solid built, decently beautiful and fast when dealing with the daily tasks, video content or even some lighter games. Of course, the 1215B has its competitors, but it is cheaper than most of those, which should make it more attractive for potential buyers.
Conclusion: The Asus Eee Pc 1215T can be called a successful second try. The predecessor's weaknesses have either been remedied or improved. Now office suitable hardware is supplied in the familiar chassis, which even allows HD video rendering. The connectivity and low emissions are impressive. You'll have to accept losses in mobility, though. The glare-type screen isn't convincing and the battery life isn't overwhelming.
Pros: The chic design and good manufacturing., Interface circumference (HDMI), Large touchpad and keyboard, Convincing AMD hardware, Good emissions, HD rendering, The good office performance, an apparently timeless design and the good emissions (system noise and temperatures).
Cons: TFT not AR coated, Poor display rates, Loudspeaker quality, High-gloss bezel, Stiff mouse replacement keys, Poor scope of delivery, A better battery life, a significantly better and in particular matt display, as well as a second RAM bank.
Conclusion: ASUS's 1215N is the most powerful Eee PC we've seen, and it's a showcase of what next-generation netbooks could have to offer. Armed with a dual-core processor and both Intel and NVIDIA graphics, it raises the bar for netbook performance but in doing so raises the asking price into notebook territory.
Conclusion: Asus has packed high performance components for Netbook standards into a solid case with the Eee PC 1215N, and provides good solutions in many areas. This includes the distribution of interfaces , the low emission characteristics, and within limits the mobility including the battery life. The performance is good for this category of Netbook, and master a large proportion of common home user tasks with ease.
Pros: Good Netbook performance, Very low heat dissipation, Very quiet operating noise, Very good distribution of interfaces, Pleasant surfaces, Large touchpad, HDMI, CUDA capability, Large keys, High performance Netbook combination with good features including CUDA support.
Cons: Reflective, low contrast and brightness display, Hard to operate touchpad button, High-gloss display frame, Relatively expensive, A significantly better display. Particularly contrast, brightness, and the reflective surface are disappointing.
Excerpt: Helmed by Nvidia’s Optimus technology and a dual-core processor, this netbook zooms past its peers. Anyone undecided between a portable netbook and a full-featured laptop should consider this system.
Pros: Auto-switching graphics chips, Dual-core Atom CPU, Roomy touch pad and screen
Cons: Bulky for a netbook, No Bluetooth, Hollow-sounding speakers, Mediocre Webcam
Summary: There are now a plethora of options for those who want to buy a sub-$500 notebook they can take anywhere, and the ASUS Eee PC 1215N provides the best bang for the buck. While AMD-powered 11.6-inch ultraportables offer comparable processing power, they don't last as long on a charge as this machine and don't provide as much graphics muscle. That's the difference Nvidia's Optimus technology makes.
Pros: Strong performance, Good battery life, Larger touchpad than predecessor, Runs cool, Improved webcam
Cons: Sluggish boot time, Deck and lid still pick up fingerprints