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February 17, 2012 batteryfast.co.uk Asus EEE PC 1225C Reviews , Bigger Atom Powered Netbook E ven back in the days when netbooks where Anyway, let’s see what we’re dealing with here. The the next hot piece of technology, there was a 1225C is an 11.6 inch budget ultra-portable, part of lot of debate whether bigger than 10 inch mini the new Asus EEE PC Flare line. It looks identical to laptops are actually called netbooks or not. Back the 1225B I tested before, with some exceptions: the them I decided to call 11.6+ inch devices budget ul- test unit I got comes in Black and offers a glossy finish tra-portables, and with that in mind, today we’re for the lid cover. A plastic glossy finish, the kind that going to talk about such a computer: the Asus EEE catches fingerprints and smudges like crazy. On a PC 1225C. first look though, the plastic feels like it’s somewhat treated against scratches, it feels more metallic than the plastic on the old Asus EEE PCs used to feel (like on the 1215N, if you remember that one), but this might be just a mirage.http://www.batteryfast.co.uk/battery-technology/asus-eee-pc-1225c-reviews-bigger-atom-powered-netbook/ This is a close relative to the EEE PC 1225B we tested a couple of weeks ago, but while that one came with The Asus EEE PC 1225C is a bigger Atom powered AMD hardware, this one is built on Intel’s CedarTrail netbook Atom. It’s in fact the same platform you’ll find on smaller 10 inch netbooks these days, that’s why we The bottom is covered in that textured plastic we could say the 1025C is a “bigger netbook”. knew from the Asus 12xx series before and the sides come with chromed edges, a trademark of the EEE In this post we’re going to take just a quick look at PC Flare line. the laptop, as I unbox it and share some of my first impressions on it. Of course, since this laptop is not Opening the lid, you get the black metal interior, a yet available in stores, we’re dealing with a pre- full-size keyboard and a glossy screen. My unit get’s production sample, thus some of the final features the US keyboard layout, with the bigger left SHIFT, might be slightly different. And, knowing Asus, they but you still get that extra column of keys in the right, will offer different configurations based on your which I for one resent. The trackpad is not the one country, so the 1225C you might find at your local I saw on the 1225B, but an over sized version of the Best Buy (or whatever) might not be 100% identical trackpad present on the 1025C/1025CE Flare lines: to the one here. that means that it has a physical click button, but we’ll have to wait and see how good the touchpad Love this PDF? Add it to your Reading List! 4 joliprint.com/mag Page 1
February 17, 2012 batteryfast.co.uk Asus EEE PC 1225C Reviews , Bigger Atom Powered Netbook and the button are during everyday use. I’ll let you know in my review. Inside, this test unit of mine comes with an Intel Atom N2600 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 320 GB HDD and Windows 7 Home Premium, but to be frank, I’m sur-http://www.batteryfast.co.uk/battery-technology/asus-eee-pc-1225c-reviews-bigger-atom-powered-netbook/ prised Asus din not squeeze at least a faster N2800 processor in there. I mean, they put the N2600 on their cheapest netbook, the X101CH, they could have put something better here as I’m pretty sure this one is not going to cut it, performance wise. All in all, I knew the 1025C was going to be an un- derpowered mini laptop and I don’t dig the glossy hood and display. However, I was actually expec- ting it to be cheap, but based on what I know right now, I was wrong. The 1225C is expected to land in my country by late March and it’s only going to be about $30 cheaper than the 1225B (the equivalent of $30 here). That would lead to a price tag of $400 -$420 when it reaches the States, and while having that Atom platform inside will ensure long battery life (once again, we’ll see if this proves true or not), I doubt many will turn towards this unit, when for only a bit of extra cash you can get the faster, matte and overall better unit, the Asus 1225B. Did you enjoy this post? Why not leave a comment below and continue the conversation, or subscribe to my feed and get articles like this delivered auto- matically to your feed reader. Love this PDF? Add it to your Reading List! 4 joliprint.com/mag Page 2