ASUS has introduced two new netbooks with AMD's low power Fusion processors with integrated Radeon GPUs, the Eee PC 1015B and Eee PC 1215B. The 1015B uses a 10.1-inch, 1024x600 LED backlight display, while the 1215B has a 12.1-inch, 1366x768 screen. Both models offer a choice of processors. The C30 is a single-core, 1.2GHz CPU, while the C50 is a 1.0GHz dual-core processor. An optional six-cell battery provides up to 8.5 hours of battery life.
Standard options are a 250GB SATA hard drive, Radeon HD 6250 graphics, and 802.11n Wi-Fi. Microsoft Windows 7 Starter is preloaded. A HDMI out provides full 1080p HD video and 7.1 surround sound. Expansion ports include a standard VGA connector, three USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0 ports, headphone and microphone connections, a 10/100 LAN jack, and an integrated SD/SDHC/MMC card reader. The 1015B comes with 1GB DDR3 memory, while the 1215B has 2GB DDR3 RAM. Upgrades include 320GB and 500GB hard drives, Bluetooth V3.0+HS, and Radeon HD 6310 graphics.
The 1015B is available in matte black, matte blue, glossy black, glossy red, glossy white, and mixed matte/glossy red, and retails for $289. The 1215B comes in matte black, matte silver, glossy black, and mixed matte/glossy red, and sells for $379.