The Asus Eee PC 1215N which has been getting a lot of attention lately thanks to a spec change which gives the 1215N a 1.8GHz dual-core Atom D525 CPU finally has a release date of late August and a price of, “below $500” according to Engadget.
The Eee PC 1215N is a very spec’d out netbook packing NVIDIA ION 2 technology, Optimus technology, USB 3.0 and optional Bluetooth 3.0 into a 12.1″ thin netbook package.
The processor used in this netbook is more typically found in a nettop device that doesn’t need to be concerned about battery life, but there is hope that with the intelligent graphics switching of Optimus the Eee PC 1215N will be able to deliver acceptable battery life.
Asus Eee PC 1215N specs:
- 12.1-inch LED backlit display (1366Ã—768 resolution)
- 2GB DDR3 RAM
- 320GB HDD
- NVIDIA ION 2 with Optimus technology
- 802.11b/g/n WiFi
- Bluetooth 3.0
- 1.3-megapixel webcam
- 2 USB 3.0 ports
- USB 2.0 Sleep’n’Charge port (also found on Toshiba T200 series)
- HDMI port
- VGA out
- SD/MMC card reader
- 6-cell battery
- Windows 7 Home Premium