At the ongoing 2011 CeBIT Show in Hannover, Asustek is showcasing the Asus Eee PC 1015B and Eee PC 1215B netbooks, both based on AMD Fusion “Brazos” platform.
The 10.1-inch Eee PC 1015B features the AMD C-series C30 1.2GHz single-core or C50 1GHz dual-core APU and 1GB of RAM, while the 12.1″ 1215B has the AMD E-series E-350 1.6GHz dual-core chip or the C50 and 2GB RAM.
Besides these CPU cores, the APUs include AMD’s Radeon integrated graphics and UVD3 1080p high-def video decoder.
The netbooks sport HDMI outputs and Windows 7 OS and will be available in various colors.
There’s no word on pricing and availability.
Back at CES at the start of this year, ASUS was pretty quiet about it’s AMD Fusion powered Eee PC 1015B and 1215B that many didn’t even notice them.
It was initially reported that the 1015B would have a Zacate E-350 APU like the 1215B, but that’s been growing increasingly suspect given that we’ve only seen the Ontario C-50 APU announced in the 10-inch form factor. Today, I can confirm that the 1015B does indeed come with the AMD C-50 and not the Zacate E-350 APU through Ascii.jp. The whole AMD netbook lineup appeared at AMD’s Fusion Tech Day in Japan the other day. The 1015B gives a Windows 7 WEI score of 2.8 with that being the processor. Memory scores 4.5, graphics 4.2, gaming graphics 5.5 and hard disk 5.9.
When I spotted the Eee PC 1215B laptop at the Asus booth this weekend I had no idea that the AMD Zacate-powered machine had a little brother. But the folks at Notebook Italia dug up some info on a related model called the Asus Eee PC 1015B.
The 1015B has a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display and a smaller case and keyboard design. But it has the same 1.6GHz dual core AMD 350 processor and AMD Radeon HD graphics, which should offer an overall speed boost over a typical Atom-powered netbook and a much better graphics experience (on par with what you would get from a machine with NVIDIA ION graphics).
There’s no word on pricing or availability yet.