Thursday, September 2, 2010
Posted by Hooch Tan in "Laptop Thoughts News" @ 09:00 AM
"The ASUS Eee PC 1215N comes the closest yet to that ideal of a sub-$500 machine that performs like systems that cost more--yet lasts even longer on a charge. That's because it's packed with a dual-core Atom processor and Nvidia's Optimus graphics-switching technology. Not only that, the 1215N features an improved design that makes it more comfortable to use for extended periods of time."
At 12 inches, the 1215N straddles the fence between being a netbook and a notebook. While Intel has recently released a dual-core Atom CPU specifically for netbooks, the 1215N sports a dual-core Atom that is designed for nettops or low end desktops. The result is a notebook that offers the best of both worlds at a competitive price. I just hope this is the first of many notebooks that offer this kind of configuration. These 16" and 17" laptops that weight half as much as a Hummer are becoming a strain on my shoulders. Is anyone else hoping to get this soon?