Friday, July 3, 2009

ASUS Eee PC 1005HA Seashell netbook

ASUS has added another member to its lineup of Eee netbook computers with the 1005HA Seashell that claims to have a runtime of up to 10.5 hours on its 6-cell battery. According to ASUS, the longevity is due to the Intel Atom N280 processor in combination with its Super Hybrid Engine and LED backlit display.

According to the marketing folks at ASUS the 1005HA's "inspired by the graceful curves of a seashell". That design includes a large keyboard which measures 92% of the size of a standard keyboard and weighs only 2.8 pounds. In addition to the 1.66GHz N280 processor, the Seashell includes 1GB of memory (upgradeable) and a 160GB SATA II hard drive spinning at 5400RPM. The 1005HA is equipped with Windows XP Home and Eee Docking software, which provides easy access to utilities and software.

ASUS says the units are available for preorder at $389.99 USD and are being offered in either Crystal Black or Midnight Blue.

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