The Asus EeePC 1215T belongs to the Seashell series and it is not powered by an Intel Atom processor, which is common to most netbooks. However, it still is a 12-inch netbook that offers a small form factor, light weight, portability and good battery life. To top that off, it performs better than most single-core netbooks, let’s find out why that is.

Asus EeePC 1215T

In terms of design and looks, the Asus EeePC 1215T isn’t special, except that the entire unit has a matte finish, which of course is the best part. So you don’t need to worry about finger print stains. Although at 1.45 kg, this one is slightly heavier than other standard netbooks, the meager add on weight isn’t really bothersome.

Silver finish

There are three color options available Red, Black and Silver. Our test unit has a light-grey tone (Silver), with brushed finish on the lid, extending towards the wrist rest and chassis. If you remember the Asus EeePC 1201N , this one is a matte version of the same color tone, the 1201N we reviewed had a glossy finish (click here to see a picture ).

Black finish

Ergonomically, the chiclet keyboard and mouse buttons aren’t the best we’ve seen, especially because of the smaller Shift keys, but we’re not considering that a major downside. Nevertheless, the truth is that we’ve seen better keyboards on smaller netbooks, like the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 . On the EeePC 1215T, what really troubled me was the mouse buttons (single bar). You need to put that extra effort to push the mouse buttons, and that was really annoying. Otherwise, the touchpad is good; it is large and quite sensitive too. Overall, it’s a good netbook to carry around and use, except for the minor setbacks.

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