Asus Eee PC 1215N Netbook Review

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Don't everyone act shocked at once: there aren't any noteworthy accessories bundled with the Eee PC 1215N. Even as one of the company's most pricey machines at $499 (MSRP), the only accessories you get are an AC power cable, an AC power brick and...nothing else.

On the software front, things are a little brighter. There's a 64-bit copy of Windows 7 Home Premium, which is a huge plus for a netbook. Most of these guys are running Windows 7 Starter, or a 32-bit copy of Home Premium at best. The 64-bit version allows for more RAM to be recognized should you upgrade, and a small performance edge in general.

Aside from the OS, Asus includes Adobe Reader 9, an Office 2010 Trial, Trend Micro A/V Trial, and the ASUS User Suite. Of course, because Ion 2 is included, there's also an NVIDIA Control Panel where you can fine tune your hybrid graphics switching system and manage control over the discrete GPU and IGP.

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