ASUS has released the ASUS Eee PC 1015B and 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. 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 .
The Eee PC 1215B is a 12" netbook featuring the AMD E-350 dual core processor running at 1.6GHz, while the Eee PC 1015B is a 10" 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.
The graphics performance offered on the new Brazos platform is comparable to notebooks with a discrete GPU, yet is energy efficient. The Eee PC 1215B and 1015B integrate an AMD Radeon HD6310 GPU and HD6250 GPU, respectively, and have support for DirectX 11 . Both models also feature an HDMI port, enabling full 1080p HD playback to a bigger screen.
ASUS 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 Eee PC 1215B and 1015B offer more than enough battery life for users to enjoy all day computing without the need to constantly recharge.
Both models come with a USB 3.0 port 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.