Asus announce Eee PC Seashell 1008HA

ASUS have today announced the UK launch of the new Eee PC™ Seashell netbook which presents a user-centric blend of timeless design and effortless mobility.

My quick take is that this little netbook oozes style. All those sleek lines, USB and video ports hidden away under neat little covers. It really does look stunning. A little pricier at £379 than the current crop, but you have to pay a little more for quality like this. We have a review model winging its way to the Geekanoids office, so check out the video review sometime in May.

Back to the official press release...
Nature has a way of creating elegance of out simplicity and ASUS has followed the same philosophy for its latest Eee PC™. Inspired by the sleek shape of the humble seashell, the Eee PC 1008HA Seashell combines a striking slimline design with the latest mobile technology.

The Seashell’s slender case is less than 1in at its thickest point and artfully curves to a razor-thin edge. This stunning low profile is made possible by a new ASUS motherboard that takes up very little space, and the integral lithium-polymer cell removes the need for an unsightly, bulbous battery. The incredibly small, amazingly smart Intel® Atom™ N280 processor provides an unmatched combination of performance and power-efficiency. Furthermore, despite weighing just 1.1kg, the Seashell lasts for up to six* hours away from a plug socket.

ASUS is also giving one away per week during the launch period; please visit for further details of the competition.

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Key Features
* 1” thickness and 1.1kg weight
* 10” LED-backlit WSVGA glare-type display (1024x600)
* Fast Intel Atom N280 processor
* Polymer battery offers up to 6 hours of battery life*
* SRS Surround Sound audio
* Ergonomically designed keyboard with Multi-touch touchpad
* 170GB Hybrid Storage (160GB Internal plus Eee Storage)
* 802.11 b/g/n wireless and Bluetooth 2.1
* Super Hybrid Engine for intelligent energy management