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ASUS Launches Eee PC Netbooks Based on AMD Brazos Platform

ASUS Launches Eee PC Netbooks Based on AMD Brazos Platform

New Eee PC 1015B and 1215B netbooks offer a new choice for consumers

ASUS has released the ASUS Eee PC 1015B and ASUS 1215B netbooks based on the new AMD Brazos platform. The new platform features either an E-Series or C-Series Fusion Accelerated Processing Unit, better known as an APU, which enable visually rich, next-generation, enhanced PC experiences even on small form factor devices while facilitating extended real-world battery life. They integrate a CPU and GPU on the same die, improving data transfer rates between these components with the added benefit of low power consumption. The new platform also incorporates upgraded graphics technology, compatible with the latest in graphics with DirectX 11 support integrated in to the chip for superior visuals.

New platform, better performance, same trusted reliability

The performance of the new AMD Fusion APUs enables performance not seen before in previous netbooks. The ASUS 1215B is a 12-inch netbook featuring the AMD E-350 dual core processor running at 1.6GHz, while the Eee PC 1015B is a 10-inch version featuring the AMD C-50 dual core processor running at 1.0GHz. The TDP power draw of the processors is 18W and 9W, respectively, making the new Eee PC’s incredibly power efficient for the amount of computing power offered.

Integrated GPU for superior graphics performance

The graphics performance offered on the new Brazos platform is comparable to notebooks with a discrete GPU, yet is extremely energy efficient. The ASUS 1215B and Eee PC 1015B integrate an AMD Radeon HD6310 GPU and HD6250 GPU, respectively, and have support for DirectX 11 for a better gaming and multimedia experience. Both models also feature an HDMI port, enabling full 1080p HD playback to a bigger screen.

AMD and ASUS for all day computing

ASUS exclusive Super Hybrid Engine Technology combined with AMD Fusion APU’s low power consumption features promises to extend computer usage beyond the normal range of battery life. Lasting up to 8.5 hours, the ASUS 1215B and Eee PC 1015B offer more than enough battery life for users to enjoy all day computing without the need to constantly recharge.

Notebook performance, netbook size

Both the ASUS 1215B and Eee PC 1015B come fully equipped with a multitude of ports and connection methods. The ASUS 1215B come with a USB 3.0 port, which support data transfer rates up to ten times faster than USB 2.0, along with Bluetooth 3.0 and 802.11n Wi-Fi to keep users wirelessly connected. The built-in webcam has a user-friendly camera cover design for additional privacy.

ASUS Eee PC 1215B Specifications
Display 12.1-inch LED Backlight WXGA Screen (1366x768)
Operating System Genuine Microsoft Windows 7
APU (Brazos Platform) AMD E-350 (Dual core, 1.6GHz, 1M L2, 18W, embedded with AMD Radeon HD6310)
FCH AMD A50M
Default Memory DDR3 SO-DIMM 2GB/4G
Hybrid Storage 250GB/320GB/500GB HDD
Wireless Data Network WLAN 802.11b/g/n @2.4GHz, Bluetooth3.0 + HS (optional)
Battery Life 8.5 hrs, 6-Cell 56Wh Li-ion Battery
Multi-media

Camera: 0.3MP
Audio Codec: Hi-Definition Audio CODEC
Speaker: Stereo speaker
Mic: Internal Mic

Interface 1 x VGA Port (D-sub 15-pin for external monitor); 1 x HDMI; 1 x LAN RJ-45; 2 x Audio Jack (Head Phone / Mic-in); Card Reader: MMC/ SD(SDHC, SDXC); 3x USB 2.0 / 3 x USB2.0 (left one with charger function support)
Physical Dimensions: 296x203x38mm
Weight: 1.45Kg (w/ 6cell battery)
Colours Black, Grey, Red (Red available starting April '11)

 

ASUS Eee PC 1015B Specifications
Display 10.1-inch LED Backlight WSVGA Screen (1024x600)
Operating System Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 (Dual OS with Express Gate)
CPU / Chipset AMD Brazos C-30 1.2GHz (single core) / C-50 1.0GHz (dual core)
Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6250
Default Memory SO-DIMM 1GB/2GB DDR3 (Maximum 2GB)
Hybrid Storage 250GB / 320GB HDD / 500GB HDD + unlimited ASUS Web Storage
Wireless Data Network WLAN 802.11b/g/n @2.4GHz, Bluetooth2.1 + EDR / Bluetooth3.0 + HS
Battery Life Li-ion Battery
7.5hrs (6cells, 4400mAh, 48W/h) / 8.5hrs (6cells, 5200mAh, 56W/h) / 3.7hrs (3cells, 2200mAh, 23W/h)
Multi-media Camera: 0.3MP
Audio Codec: Hi-Definition Audio CODEC
Speakers: Stereo Speakers
Mic (internal): 1 x Analog Mic
Interface 1 x VGA Connector, 3 x USB 2.0 / 1 x USB3.0 + 2 x USB2.0 (1) , 1 x HDMI, 1 x Fast Ethernet LAN RJ-45, 2 x Audio Jack (Headphone / Mic-in), Card Reader: MMC/ SD(SDHC)
Physical Dimensions: 262x178x23.6~36.4mm
Weight: 1.28Kg(w/ 3cell battery); 1.30Kg(w/ 6cell battery)
Colours Black & White

 

Availability: IT Show 2011

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