ASUS Eee PC 1215N Netbook With Dual Core Atom D525 And NVIDIA Ion GPU Announced

June 30, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

ASUS has announced the latest netbook in its Eee PC range called the 1215N that features an Intel Atom dual-core D525 processor that clocks 1.8 GHz as well as an NVIDIA Ion graphics processor. NVIDIA’s technology for automatically switching graphics called Optimus will also be present in the netbook.

NVIDIA Optimus will switch between discrete and integrated graphics to increase the graphics efficiency of the Eee PC 1215N and improve the battery stamina of the netbook. The 1215N will have a 12-inch high-definition widescreen display with a resolution of 1366×768 pixels and a display ratio of 16:9.

HD videos of 1080p resolution can either be watched on the 1215N netbook itself or on an external HD display unit using the HDMI-out port that is present in the netbook. The device also features USB 3.0 and Bluetooth 3.0. WiFi 802.11n is also present in the 1215N.

The webcam on the 1215N comes with a lens cover to provide the users with extra privacy. Consumers can also choose their hard disk to be of 250 GB capacity or 320 GB capacity. The data storage space for 1215N users is further increased by the 500 GB of WebStorage from ASUS on to which files can be stored by a simple drag-and-drop action. Additional software features for the netbook such as a multimedia content and application store called ASUS @Vibe and the LocalMe GPS application, are pre-installed in the 1215N.

ASUS, however, has not mentioned the availability and the price of the 1215N multimedia netbook.

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