The Asus Eee PC 1215N is one of the most exciting NVIDIA ION-powered netbooks on the horizon. That’s because it will be one of the first to feature NVDIIA’s Optimus technology which automatically switches between the integrated low power Intel graphics and the higher performance NVIDIA graphics depending on what you’re doing with your computer. This should help prolong battery life while providing a performance boost when you need it.

The Eee PC 1215N will also come with a dual core Intel Atom D525 processor. This is a chip that’s normally reserved for desktop computers rather than laptops since it draws more power.

ExcaliberPC is taking pre-orders for the Eee PC 1215N for $499. The retailer says the laptop should begin shipping around August 31st, although that may just be an estimate. A few weeks ago Engadget reported that the Eee PC 1215N could ship as soon as August 23rd.

via Netbook News

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