Asus has quietly updated the Eee PC 1215P giving the Intel Atom-based notebook a slightly more powerful processor. The Eee PC 1215P was launched late last year with a 12.1 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display and a 1.5 GHz Intel Atom N550 dual core processor. Now it’s available with a 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N570 dual core chip.

The new model also has a 320GB hard drive instead of thew 250GB drive that shipped with the first version.

The Eee PC 1215P is available in the US for about $400, with 1GB of RAM, 802.11b/g/n WIFi, a 0.3MP camera, SDHC card slot, mic, headphone and HDMI jacks. The laptop has a 6 cell, 47Whr battery.

You can pick up the Eee PC 1215P-MU27 from B&H for $399.99 or from Buy.com for $394.99.

via Netbook Italia

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4 replies on “Asus Eee PC 1215P 12 inch notebook gets a slight spec bump”

  1. brad, any idea why the 11.6 and 12 inch netbooks are still stuck at the 1.4 and 1.5KG weight? Only the MacBook Air is the only 11.6 incher that is 1.06KG. It is this reason why tablets are doing so well. At 600g, people do not mind the smaller 10 inches. Its high time netbook manufacturers reduce the weight of their 11.6 and 12 inch machines. After all we have seen Sony doing it with their X Vaio at 750g

    1. True, but the MacBook Air and Sony Vaio X are *much* more expensive than any of the budget 11-12 inch models. That’s because they feature custom designs and require expensive or even proprietary components, while models such as this one can use off-the-shelf memory, hard drives, and other components.

      1. Also, consumers who decide on what to purchase by scanning down the “spec list” are more likely to be swayed by a little more battery life than a little less weight. OEMs who did manage to shave weight might be better served in the business sense by piling on extra battery and charging a price premium.

    2. There is only so much they can trim before it effects the integrity of the product and you can only push the limits by increasing the cost of production but even then there are diminishing returns and not everyone is willing to pay for those premiums just to save on weight.

      But as they reduce the manufacturing size, they also reduce the size of components and lower power requirements. Also newer technology will get cheaper as they become more mass produced.

      So wait till the newer systems based on smaller nm manufacturing to get to market and some of the more expensive components to get more common and thus cheaper before you then start seeing more weight reduction from existing systems.

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