New Netbook: Asus Eee PC 1005HA Seashell

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Asus Eee PC 1005HA

Asus Eee PC 1005HA

Asustek has revealed details of the Asus Eee PC 1005HA netbook, featuring company’s new Seashell design.

The Eee PC 1005HA sports a 10.1-inch LED backlight 1024×600 display, the Intel Atom N270 or N280 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive with Windows XP Home or GNU Linux preloaded, a 3- or 6-cell battery for “up to 10.5 hours” of run time, and a built-in 0.3MP or 1.3MP web camera.

Other features include stereo speakers, 802.11n wireless connectivity, Bluetooth, an Ethernet LAN port, three USB ports, an MMC/SD media card reader, and a VGA output.

The Eee PC 1005HA is thicker (25.9mm ~ 36.5mm) than the 1008HA (18mm ~ 25.7mm), but it has a user replaceable battery, whereas the 1008HA has a fixed battery and one USB port less.

The netbook, which comes in white, black, pink, and blue colors, starts at 2.4 pounds.

We have no info on pricing and availability for the US market, but Slashgear reports that it will start at $405 in Europe.

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