Sunday, May 10, 2009

Asus Eee PC 1008HA Reviewed

Asus unveiled the Eee PC 1008HA, one of the company's thinnest and lightest netbooks to date, at CeBIT in March. It is just 1-inch thick and weighs 2.4 pounds. The specs, however, is similar to most of other Asus netbook: a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N280 processor, 1GB of DDR 2 memory, a 160GB hard drive with Windows XP on it, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, a 1024 x 600 display and SRS Surround Sound audio. Recently, Asus has officially announced that the netbook will be released in the UK on May 15th.

Asus Eee PC 1008HA Netbook
While there are still a few days away from the 1008HA release date, Trusted Reviews has already got their hands on the machine, and done an early review on it. According to the review, the Eee PC 1008HA is sleek and pretty, but sacrifices the battery life. Here's their verdict:
"Hardcore netbook users, who want the very best battery life possible for the least amount of cost, won't find the Eee PC 1008HA to their taste - not least due to the inaccessible battery. Yet, Asus has delivered a very refined and classy netbook without sacrificing functionality and this should be applauded. And, while it is expensive for a netbook, it delivers enough that it isn't extortionate. Thus, if you're after a little more refinement than regular netbooks can deliver, this is your best bet."

Also, I4U has done a comparison between the Eee PC 1008HA and Eee PC 1000HE, and the result is that they favor the Eee PC 1008HA over the Eee PC 1000HE. According to them, the only factor that Eee PC 1000HE beats the Eee PC 1008HA is the battery life, while the Eee PC 1008HA is slimmer, lighter, and more portable than the Eee PC 1000HE. Here's the verdict:
"The above comparison between the Asus Eee PC 1008HA and the Asus Eee 1000HE shows that the 1008HA is all set to overtake the Asus Eee 1000HE as the undisputed king among Asus netbooks if the price is right. Asus Eee PC 1008HA caters in the same way to both fashion forward individuals and those looking for a high performance netbook. Asus has not started to ship the Asus Eee PC 1008HA and therefore, its exact price is unknown. Unless the price is not much higher than $387, the price at which the Asus Eee PC 1000HE sells, you should opt for Asus Eee PC 1008HA without hesitation."

Overall, the Eee PC 1008HA Seashell looks like a pretty promising netbook!

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