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ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1215N-PU17-SL 12.1-Inch Netbook (Silver)

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  • 12.1-Inch WXGA (1366x768)
  • D525 (1.80Ghz) Dual Core
  • 2G DDR3
  • 250G 5400RPM

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 29.6 x 20.3 x 3.7 cm ; 1.5 Kg
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 Kg
  • Item model number: 1215N-PU17-SL
  • ASIN: B0041G5XII
  • Date first available at Sept. 24 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #184,966 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description Product Description

1215N-PU17-SL,Silver,12.1 WXGA (1366x768),D525 (1.80Ghz) Dual Core,2GB DDR3,NVIDIA ION2,250G 5400,No ODD,W7 Home Premium (32 bit),802.11BGN,0.3M Pixel,No BT,57.72w/h (Up to 6 Hrs),500GB Internet Storage + HDMI,1 Year Global Warranty, (6 mon


HD-enhanced Entertainment with NVIDIA Optimus Technology

With more HD content available now than ever before, you need a netbook that can keep up with the pace. The Eee PC 1215N has both the performance and mobility to meet the call. It features the new Intel Atom D525 dual-core processor, Next-Generation NVIDIA ION graphics, and a stunning 12.1-inch HD display to give you all the power needed for on-the-go HD enjoyment. And with NVIDIA Optimus Technology, the Eee PC 1215N intelligently switches between NVIDIA ION graphics and embedded graphics to optimize battery life without compromising performance. Add in the LED-backlit display and ASUS Super Hybrid Engine, you can stay unplugged up to 7 hours between charges.1 Along with long-lasting mobility, it has a compact, scratch-resistant design that fits nicely in carrying cases and backpacks – ideal for both long trips or day-to-day errands.

The Eee PC 1215N is also one of the select few with HDMI connectivity. So when you feel like super-sizing your HD movies, simply connect to an HDTV and enjoy Full 1080p HD visuals and up to 8 channel sound. What's more, you get a total of 750GB of hybrid storage – 500GB of ASUS WebStorage2 and a spacious 250GB hard drive – to store, share, and back up your music, videos, and other valuable data. The Eee PC 1215N comes with full-size chiclet keyboard, stereo speakers, high-speed wireless N, 2GB of DDR2 memory, and Windows 7 Home Premium.

Awards Received

Editor's Choice – Laptop Magazine
9 out of 10 – Maximum PC
92%, Must Have Best Features Award – Tweak Town
4 out 5 editor's rating –
4 out of 5 stars – CNET editor's rating

HD-enhanced Entertainment with NVIDIA Optimus Technology

Key Features

  • 12.1-inch LED-backlit HD display for HD-quality visuals wherever, whenever (Learn more)
  • Intel Atom D525 dual-core processor for energy-efficient multitasking (Learn more)
  • Next-Generation NVIDIA ION graphics for a premium mobile HD experience (Learn more)
  • NVIDIA Optimus Technology instantly switches between powerful NVIDIA and energy-efficient Intel graphics to save battery life without compromising performance (Learn more)
  • ASUS Super Hybrid Engine maximizes battery life up to 7 hours between charges1 (Learn more)
  • HDMI connectivity for streaming Full HD video and digital sound to HDTVs and compatible external displays (Learn more)
  • High-speed wireless N for unplugged surfing (Learn more)
  • 750GB Hybrid Storage: 250GB hard drive plus 500GB ASUS WebStorage2 (Learn more)

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Power with Enhanced Battery Life

Power with Enhanced Battery Life
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Equipped with the Intel Atom D525 dual-core processor, the Eee PC 1215N delivers more efficient power than its predecessor. Plus, the ASUS Super Hybrid Engine lets you instantly switch between power profiles that optimize the system for your task at hand.

Now with NVIDIA Optimus Technology, the Eee PC 1215N intelligently switches between NVIDIA ION graphics and Intel embedded graphics to give you the most battery life without compromising performance.

Immersive Multimedia

Immersive Multimedia
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The Eee PC 1215N boasts a 12.1-inch LED-backlit HD display, stereo speakers, and HDMI connectivity so you can enjoy movies, videos, and photos in amazing HD quality. With display resolution up to 1366 x 768, you'll experience crisp, true-to-life visuals while streaming content on-the-go. Plus, the LED-backlit screen saves energy for longer battery life and delivers brighter, better visuals than display without it. HDMI ready, the Eee PC 1215N connects easily to HDTVs and compatible external displays to stream 1080p HD video with 8-channel audio.

With Next-Generation NVIDIA ION graphics, the Eee PC 1215N is your own personal mini-HD entertainment center – delivering full 1080p HD playback capability via HDMI. NVIDIA CUDA technology further boosts the Eee PC 1215N's visual content and casual gaming by accelerating graphic-intensive tasks such as light video editing and encoding.

Comfort On-the-Go

Comfort On-the-Go
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The Eee PC 1215N has more surface area for a wider, more comfortable palm rest. The ergonomic chiclet keyboard is full-size, with concave keys that direct your finger to the center of the surface.

Weighing less than 3.5 lbs (with battery), the thin and light Eee PC 1215N is compact so you can use it on a plane or any tight space with room to spare. The multi-touch trackpad lets you easily zoom in and out to view photos or read documents simply by sliding two fingertips together or apart.

Your Portable Internet Companion

Your Portable Internet Companion

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Not only does the Eee PC 1215N have a 250GB hard drive, it also comes with 500GB of complementary ASUS WebStorage, for a total of 750GB of storage capacity.2 ASUS WebStorage makes it easy for users to share media with friends and family via a simple drag and drop online interface so you can back up data and access it anywhere online.

Connect, communicate, and explore online with features that transform your wireless world. High-speed wireless N connectivity is six times faster than 802.11b/g, for snappy Web surfing between your favorite sites and quicker video streaming. The integrated webcam with lens cover and microphone lets you Skype face-to-face with friends, family, and colleagues in crisp, clear quality.

Relax, ASUS Has You Covered

Ranked as the #1 most reliable PC brand by 3 independent sources,3 readers and editors alike choose ASUS as their trusted notebook and netbook. We tirelessly strive to exceed expectations of quality to ensure you an unmatched peace of mind every time you start your PC.

We also back our commitment with the industry's most comprehensive warranty.

1 Year ASUS Global Warranty4

Offers a level of coverage that would add hundreds of dollars to the price of competing netbooks:

  • 1 year global warranty
  • 6 month battery warranty
  • 24/7 tech support
  • Free 1-way standard shipping

What's in the Box

  • Eee PC 1215N
  • Power Adapter
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card


  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Display: 12.1-inch LED-Backlit WXGA display (1366 x 768)
  • CPU: Intel Atom D525 dual-core processor (1.8 GHz)
  • GPU: Next-Generation NVIDIA ION graphics with NVIDIA Optimus Technology
  • Wireless Data Network: WLAN 802.11b/g/n (@ 2.4GHz)
  • Memory: 2GB DDR3, 1 x SODIMM slot (expandable to 4GB)
  • Storage: 250GB 5400RPm hard drive + 500GB ASUS WebStorage2
  • Camera: 0.3 megapixel  with security lens cover
  • Audio: Hi-definition stereo speakers, high-definition audio CODEC, Microphone
  • Storage Cards: 2-in-1 MMC, SD(SDHC) flash card slot
  • Input / Output: 1 x VGA port (D-sub 15-pin for external monitor), 1 x HDMI, 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x LAN RJ-45, 2 x audio jacks (Headphone & Mic-in)
  • Battery Pack: 6 cell battery (up to 7 hours2)
  • Dimensions: 11.54 (W) x 8.11 (D) x 1.06~ 1.30 (H) inches
  • Weight: 3.22 lbs
  • Color: Silver, Black

All specifications and terms are subject to change without notice. Please check with your supplier for exact offers on selected models. Products may not be available in all markets. Product may not be exactly as shown in images.

1 Operation lifetime subject to product model, normal usage conditions and configurations. The estimated maximum battery life in Windows 7 is measured with MobileMark 2007 in reader mode.
2 Complimentary one-year 500GB ASUS WebStorage trial. Please visit for more details.
3 Rated number 1 PC brand according to SquareTrade, the leading direct-to-consumer warranty company (for more information visit ). Rated number 1 reliable PC maker in Spring 2009's RESCUECOM report
4 ASUS reserves the right to exclude certain SKUs; check with your retailer to confirm coverage of specific models. Valid for notebooks purchased in the US and Canada only. For complete details, please visit:

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ASUS External Blu-ray Combo Drive (SBC-06D1S-U)
Add an external Blu-ray combo drive to your 1215N and enjoy the latest in HD entertainment. This ultra-slim external combo drive is easy to carry and does not require any external power sources. (Powers off the USB ports on your PC)

ASUS External DVD Writer (SDRW-08D2S-U)
Add a stylish external DVD re/writer to your Eee PC 1215N. This ultra-slim, diamond-cut design external drive is easy to carry and does not require any external power sources. (Powers off the USB ports on your PC)

ASUS WiCast Wireless Full HD Video Transmission Kit
Turn your PC into the ultimate wireless media center. Display Full HD on your big screen wirelessly with up to 30 ft of range via HDMI plug-and-play with the ASUS WiCast kit.

ASUS MS238H LED-Backlit LCD Monitor
Enjoy Full HD on a brilliant and bright LED-backlit 23-inch LCD monitor wrapped in a razor-slim design. Its HDMI input allows for simple Plug-and-Play with your 1215N and delivers visuals with sharpness never before seen.

ASUS RT-N13U Wireless N Router (with USB)
Upgrade your network to faster performance and broader range with this EZ to setup wireless N router. You can even share an all-in-one printer with the peers in your network.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By WestCoastBlue on Aug. 18 2011
Color: Black Verified Purchase
I bought this computer just over a month ago and today the pin inside the power input broke off. The power jack is a tiny, flimsy thing compared to other laptops, so I'm not surprised it broke. I wish I had done more research on this model because apparently it is quite common for the power pin to break after about a month. Even replacement units have the same problem. The only solution is to jam a piece of paperclip in and hope it works, or buy an external batter charger to charge the battery directly.
There was also a problem with a noisy hard drive, which is also a known issue. I was able to download software to control the noise (Quiet HDD) but that shouldn't be necessary.
Unfortunately Amazon only gives 30 days to return, so I am probably out of luck and out 500 bucks. Buyer beware!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nathan Mitchell on April 19 2011
Color: Red Verified Purchase
This netbook is insanely high power, i'v played these games, Combat arms(laggy), Black Ops(laggy), Crysis 2(Smoooooooth), HAWX 2(didn't like the game on low graphics)... The built in wifi is compatible with aircrack-ng(tested on backtrack4r2)... Webcam is really clear and smooth, mic picks up all the keyboard noises unless you change some of it's settings, screen is extremely crisp quality, the only 2 downsides it has is that the keyboard is a tiny bit flexible(not enough to complain) and the power adapter's plug is mini, which for some people could be a problem, but it doesn't bug me, =)....... One problem i had, this thing doesn't have graphics drivers for windows xp, and it doesn't have webcam drivers for linux you can work the graphics in linux, but it's complicated. Also I'v formatted it back to Windows 7 Home Premium after failing graphics in Windows XP, and the Bluetooth 3.0 drivers from the ASUS Support site arn't working, they keep saying i have to plug in the bluetooth dongle, well if i figure out making the bluetooth driver installer work than i'll upload a video on how to fix it on youtube(my youtube is TheSkullBreakers)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By heather81 on Jan. 27 2011
Color: Silver
This netbook is meeting all of my needs. It is quick, small, and light. The 2-finger scroll function on the touch pad takes just a bit of getting used to but once you've got it down it's great. No complaints at all - definitely meets my needs as a netbook user for websurfing, basic MS Office programs / functions. the 12.1" is a good size as I found the 10" one a bit too small. The only thing I have to wait for is for manufacturers to make more sleeve options in 12" size. I would recommend this netbook to anyone considering it. My IT dept at work initially recommended it -- if IT guys are recommending it you know it's good!
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By 33EJB on Jan. 7 2012
Color: Black
This Asus 1215N is called a netbook - but it's much more capable than any other netbook. It's more like a small, full function laptop at a bargain price.
* Windows 7 premium - much better than the stripped-down "starter" edition included with most netbooks.
* Dual-core Atom processor - more than enough horsepower for almost any task.
* Nvidia ION2 graphics power - much better performance than the usual netbook with Intel integrated graphics.
* Battery life - I regularly get over 5 hours. Many netbooks get more, but considering the performance advantage of the 1215N - more than acceptable.
* Portability - small and light.
* Build quality - very sturdy, quality feel to plastics.
* Screen - nice resolution for a 12" screen, also has HDMI output so you can play videos on your HD TV or a large monitor. Videos play flawlessly when played on a big screen.

* Touchpad buttons are quite stiff to press - I've gotten used to it so not a big issue for me. I also use a Microsoft Arc mouse most of the time.
* Speakers sound a little "tinny" - good volume, no bass. Volume takes two hands to adjust (have to press the Function key with left hand, volume up & down buttons with the right - inconvenient). Sound through headphones is good, though.
* Access to the hardware inside is limited to the 2 RAM slots through a single panel on the bottom. Hard drive etc. can not be accessed without disassembling the computer - so upgrading hardware (adding a bigger hard drive or changing to a Solid State drive, for example) is not possible.
* A lot of pre-installed "crap-ware", takes time to uninstall it all.

I've had my 1215N for over a year with no problems at all.
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