The ASUS Seashell 1215N is one of a class of netbooks that trades a bit of portability for a leap in performance and power. With a 12.1 inch screen and built on the dual-core Atom D525 processor, the Seashell 1215N-PU17 is really more of a mini-laptop than a large netbook. In that vein, it also sports 2GB (expandable to 4GB) of memory as well as a 250GB hard drive in a 3.5lb package. The 1215N makes a great media machine on the go, perfect for travel with 6 hours of battery life as well as HDMI output. It might be a bit underpowered to be your sole machine, but it’s more than capable of being your companion on the go to stay connected, get your work done and, with NVIDIA ION-powered discrete graphics, it’s got the ability to get you your HD gaming and video fix as well.