Summary: Great little mobile Windows 7 laptop. Does what is expected. I wanted a small travel travel computer with a little power, but nothing extravagant for web browsing, email, webcamming, and light game play. It does quite well and even plays some impressive game play more than I thought it might (It plays Star Trek Online well and CitiesXL 2012). I do recommend a dedicated mouse. It has served me well for almost 2 years.
Summary: So at first we loved this computer. However, over the course of time, within the first year, we noticed it became more and more difficult for the computer to hold a charge. I eventually bought a new battery and a new charger. Those were not the problem. The power jack itself is loose, so plugging in the power cord becomes a magician and juggling act every time. Once we get it connected god-forbid someone in the room sneezes!
Fast enough for a netbook, slow compared to anything else
3 November 2012
Summary: For a netbook this is fast enough, but if you do anything - ANYTHING - beyond very basic web browsing or word processing (even if that's Excel) look elsewhere. The Intel Atom of this computer's generation is ungodly slow and the nVidia ION is official end-of-life and using drivers newer than the ones Asus provides causes BSODs when the nVidia graphics kicks in. I eventually upgraded it to an SSD because the hard drive was faulty and it's a pain in the ass to replace.
Summary: I'm a Software Engineer, I use this computer for like 3 year while I was on the University. It was just perfect. I traveled 2 hour daily and studied all day. The computer was so confortable. Also It has a very amazing performance I just upgraded the RAM to 4gb and everything was great. People complain about some stuff but thats SO issues. Put a nice Linux to the PC and you'll see how it runs like a Buggaty Veyron!!!!
Excerpt: I was super exicted to see ASUS finally put out a dual core netbook with the new Nvidia ION2 graphics card in it - I just purchased this about 3 weeks ago, and I am loving every minute I have with this machine! First note - this is NOT a laptop! Do not believe that it is going to do everything your current mainstream laptop can do - it is designed for the ultraportable market, and it performs as such. That being said, a netbook like this really blurrs the lines between...
Excerpt: Excellent overclocking abilities using SETFSB and Nvidia tools software. Out of the box performance in 3D Mark 2006 = 2650 3D Marks. With an OC'd CPU at 2.1 ghz and video card bumped up faster than GeForce 305M clock settings my 3D Marks are now at 3225. CPU marks went up from 775 to > 1100 OC'd to 2.1 ghz. BIG NEGATIVE- Stock 250 gb HDD is SLOW. Even worse, Asus did not make the HDD accessible from the bottom of the laptop.
Excerpt: Coming from a first generation macbook, I am extremely impressed with how this netbook runs. It can play most games at low settings and the battery life is ~5-6 hours with moderate to light use. Fast, great battery life, can run several VM's at the same time. AR-9285 atheros wifi chipset supports injection, runs backtrack nicely, Ubuntu 10.4 runs fast, however the nvidia card is always on cutting battery life. There is a vgaswitheroo app but haven't tried it.
Excerpt: This laptop has it all and does not feel like a netbook in any sense other than the size. The display is crystal clear, no dead pixels, and great viewing angles. Beautiful case, Matte finish on the lid is very classy looking. This system really straddles that line between netbook and full laptop. The NEO 2 processor is reasonably fast and allows for snappy performance and the ATI video adapter is powerful enough for some 3D gaming.
Excerpt: This netbook uses AMD Chipset and Nvidia mobile graphics, right off the bat you notice a difference in speed vs other netbooks and the machine is able to handle HD video no problem. Battery life averages around 4 hours and the screen is gorgeous. The build quality is pretty decent too the hinge is solid and the matte black prevents any smudges on the case cover. Also, I never realized how useful it is to have an HDMI out.
Summary: I bought this netbook primarily for use at school. I had an Acer Aspire One D250 previously, and it did the job, but it was slow. By today's standards the Acer is a kids toy. However, the Asus 1215n is a big step up from that. So far I have been impressed with it, and I use it everyday. This is a nice alternative to an ultrabook at a third the price. The reported problems with the mousepad are true however, but I use a wireless mouse so it's been no issue for me.