The Arena is basically Asus’s attempt at creating an online download site for songs, videos, and games. The thin and light design, extreme battery life, and nearly full size keyboard make the Seashell Eee PC a very attractive travel laptop. But a spokesman assured us that the final unit will have bigger grooves so that users can feel their way around without having to eyeball the strike zone. A crystal-colored pull-down tab sits unobtrusively on the desktop, and when clicked it offers four groupings: Battery Battery life with the integrated 3-cell lithium-polymer battery is reasonably impressive for a travel laptop. This score is also well under the six-cell category average 6: Products may not be available in all markets.

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ASUS Eee PC 1008HA Seashell (Windows 7) Review

Eee voice command module. Keep reading to find out more about this little laptop. If ASUS made any obvious sacrifices with the design of the HA then those sacrifices are related to making this netbook as thin as possible.

Users can also set up automatic backups to their online accounts that will occur incrementally in the background. To accommodate the Asus Eee PC HA Seashell’s thin-and-light design, the creators of the HA dropped a few ports — and made an interesting design move in the process.

The glossy screen surface helps to improve color seasheol contrast, but glare and reflections indoors under strong lights or outdoors under direct sunlight can be a problem. Products may not be available in all markets. We recommend that you seashrll with your local dealers for the specifications of the products available in your country. This slim and stylish netbook sports beefier specs than its predecessor, but its endurance is lacking. Specifications and features vary by model, and all images are illustrative.


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Even the metallic mouse-button bar is reasonably secure. Our friend saw a little motion blur when we waved quickly, but easily made out details on our face and surroundings.

One last thing that we need to mention is the sneak peek we had at the software seashepl Asus plans to bring to its future machines. We used a number of widely available p HD trailers such as this one during our tests and none of the p movies played without some dropped frames. This score is slightly lower than the XP counterpart Vocal command over Windows Media Player and Skype would be useful if, again, the user didn’t have to switch to Dr.

The touchpad surface is covered in dots that provide a clear indication of the ree of the touchpad, but this also makes the touchpad surface too rough for quick finger movement. With a new thin and light design and long life battery the HE Seashell has a lot to offer for a modest price. It’s configured with the same 1. The Arena is basically Asus’s attempt at creating an online download site for songs, videos, and games.

On the right side are a 4-in-1 memory card reader, an additional USB port bringing the USB total to two; most netbooks have threeand headphone and microphone jacks. We measured the maximum thickness at more than one inch, but the HA is still remarkably seasehll and light. As with the MacBook Airthis thinner profile requires some compromises. Heat and Noise Temperatures on the new Eee PC Seashell are quite comfortable thanks to the use of the Intel Atom processor and a well thought out chassis design.


However, the battery on the HA is integrated with the netbook, and it cannot be removed or replaced with an extended touchpsd. Products may not be available in all markets. Streaming music videos over YouTube and music over Blip. Microsoft Australia increases Azure cloud pricing.

Horizontal viewing angles are decent; three people can watch a video in a dimly lit room, but under normal lighting the screen tends to throw back glare at more acute angles.

We easily held the netbook in one hand, and it felt almost nonexistent in our shoulder bag, 1008ba with the charger which brings the entire package up 1008h a mere 2.

All specifications are subject to change without notice. Please refer specification pages for full details. HDTune for the built-in hard drive: With the VGA Dongle, you’ll be able to mirror whatever’s on the Eee PC’s screen on a larger screen—perfect for presentations and movie sessions!

Instead, it’s running Windows 7 Home Premium.