Pros I have found this to be a good basic laptop for internet duties and basic tasks. I haven't really taxed the system yet. But it has done everything I have asked of it from Netflix streaming to Skype to word processing, etc.
Cons At this point bluetooth would have been nice but it is not necessary.
Summary I have found this to be a zippy little laptop for most of the tasks I wanted it for mainly internet activities and basic computing.
Pros Decent overall performance
Cons Tiny metal pin (in side of computer over which AC adapter plug fits) breaks very easily.
Cannot recharge battery or use AC power.
Summary I will never buy another product from anyone that has such a small pin for the AC adapter.
This is a design flaw and a very poor choice of components by Asus.
I have seen cell phones with larger power pins than this laptop.
Asus customer support is bad/slow.
"Great little PC"on by St0rmcl0ud
Pros Speed, design, it's very quiet, and very fast for a netbook. I do not think I could have made a better decision when I chose this.
Cons It was initially supposed to come with USB 3.0. Mine only has 2.0. Everyone complains about the mouse button bar. I think its solid, well built, and I never really use it anyhow, since the touch pad itself lets me click, drag, zoom and more.
Summary I was very happy when I finally received my 1215n. After the initial setup, which took about 1/2 hour, everything ran very very fast. This machine is a replacement for my old gaming rig, a Pentium 4 based machine with ATI graphics. This little netbook blows that pc OUT OF THE WATER. Speed, design, it's very quiet, and very fast for a netbook. When I first looked at this online, it was supposed to come with USB 3.0. Mine doesn't have that, only USB 2.0. Everyone complains about the mouse button bar. I think its solid, well built, and I never really use it anyhow, since the touchpad itself lets me click, drag, zoom and more. I wish batter life were better, but I am not complaining as this netbook can go about 4-5 hours under quite heavy use. If just looking at stuff online, the battery I'm sure could last a LOT longer. I do not think I could have made a better decision when I chose this.
Pros * Touchpad is best I've ever used, very easy to scroll and click-drag without using buttons
* Long battery life
* webcam blocker
* wifi on/off button
Cons * mouse button is stiff
* speakers have no power
Summary I've owned a dozen laptops (mostly thinkpads) over 10 years; this is my first 'netbook', and i'm loving it for the year+ that I've had it. I don't game or watch a lot of video on it, but I do tend to throw it 2-3 feet (onto something soft...), hold it in one hand, throw it in a bag unprotected and generally use it as a tool, so I don't have time for something fragile that doesn't just *work*. It has behaved admirably so far - light enough that I can hold in one hand by one corner or sit it on the corner of the shelf while I'm cooking. The battery weight puts the center of gravity towards the back, which is just fine.
The touchpad really is remarkably easy to use, which is good because the single button is very stiff, always tempting me to pinch the bottom of the case to press it properly, which feels awkward and a bit precarious (also hard to do a precise click). However, I hardly ever notice that issue because I've become accustomed to using the touchpad more fluidly (two finger drag, double-tap and drag...). it's smoother than almost any other laptop I've used so far.
WARRANTY: I'm sorry for the person with the bad warranty experience, but I had one of the smoothest warranty repair experiences ever with this Asus netbook. It was a breeze by any standards - probably 1 year in to owning my Asus, the tip of the power cord broke inside the power jack on the netbook. the power cord being so small, it's possible that it got yanked; I dunno. With trepidation, I contacted Asus. They took the machine and shipped it back fixed, no problems at all.
The keyboard is fine for my man-hands (not too small or too soft a touch) and I like that there is a physical switch for wifi on/off as well as a webcam blocker.
Pros 1.Dual Core Processor- faster
2.Nvidia Ion graphics-better hd video playback, gaming capabilities
3.Full Windows 7 Home Premium Operating System
4.Larger Screen than most netbooks
5.Not over priced
6.Decently sized keyboard
7.Decent battery life
Cons 1. Slightly plastic feeling (cause it is)
2. Slightly flimsy feeling keyboard
3. Mouse buttons feel stiff
4. Slightly flimsy poorly built charger
Summary A common mistake people make of these laptops is call them slow. This however is not slow compared to other netbooks and is definitely speedier than most although not a speed demon. A great computer for your basic internet needs like reading, chatting, video playback, and simple gaming. A great netbook with above average specs... 5 out of 5