The 12-inch AMD Fusion based ASUS Eee PC 1215B quickly sold out in a few places but now it’s back and can be snatched up at Amazon.com and Newegg priced at $449. That’s the high-end 1215B that gets you a Zacate E-350 chip, HD Radeon 6310 graphics, 2GB of DDR3 RAM and a 320GB HDD. Other specs (listed) include Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit, a 12.1″ 1366 x 768 display, 0.3MP webcam, Bluetooth 3.0, 3 x USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA, audio jacks and a 6-cell 56Wh battery good for up to 8 hours. Some models include a USB 3.0 port.
Be warned though that there’s no USB 3.0 to be found on the Amazon.com model and this is reflected in their specs. Newegg shows a blue USB 3.0 socket in their photos and mentions it in the specs but one user review points he got USB 3.0 while another points out he didn’t get it. Amazon.com does not show any blue port, and does not mention USB 3.0 in the specs. Best to check up before buying, if you need that port.
There’s also a low end 1215B with a C-50 chip that’s geared more towards netbooks, lacks USB 3.0 and has Radeon HD 6250 graphics, 1GB of DDR3 RAM and a 250GB HDD that costs $379 but it’s still in pre-order mode everywhere.