ASUS Eee 1215N Multimedia Netbook Announced

ASUS has announced the ASUS Eee PC 1215N. The new 12 inch netbook is classed as falling in to the multimedia category. It comes with an Intel Atom D525 processor inside along with a next generation NVIDIA ION graphics processor that allows for higher performance in terms of graphics to be achieved.

The Intel Atom D525 is actually a dual-core processor allowing it to handle tasks more comfortably than the previous single core models.

The NVIDIA ION graphics processor allows for 1080p video to be played back on the 1366 x 768 screen without problems or glitches according to the press release.

Hardware decoders embedded within the 1215N perfectly decode H.264, VC1 and MPEG2 file formats while the HDMI-output port enables Full HD 1080p playback on large screen displays.

Other features found in the ASUS 1215N include USB 3.0 allowing for file transfers up to 4.8GB/s making it 10X faster than USB 2.0 nearly although you’ll need the right hardware connected to it to make use of that speed. Bluetooth 3.0 is also included which is quicker than Bluetooth 2.1 by up to 8x, again in the right circumstances. Connectivity also includes wireless 802.11n as well as compatibility with older wireless networks when needed.

For storage the ASUS Eee 1215N comes with a 250GB or 320GB hard drive depending on what model you choose. As with other Eee netbooks you also get access to 500GB of online storage.

Pricing and availability have not been announced just yet. Neither has the battery life which for ASUS netbooks, tends to be good. As soon as we get word of the pricing and availability we’ll update you.

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