March 4, 2009 at 4:53 pm
The more we see shots of the Asus Eee PC Seashell 1008HA, the more we like it. It certainly wins the sexiest netbook of CeBIT so far. The chaps over at Jkkmobile, NetbookNews & UMPCPortal went hands-on with the 1008HA and came away very impressed. Some of the key points include a sturdy design and, a solid keyboard (a big improvement over the 1000HA apparently). On the negative side, it looks like the system’s battery is built into the casing and non-replaceable, however given that this is a prototype this is subject to change.
As a reminder, the 1008HA is a 10-inch netbook, just 1-inch thick and weighs 1.1Kg. We’ve listed the specifications that we know of so far after the jump. We hope to have further details on pricing and release date soon. The rumours we’ve heard suggest a ‘Spring’ release date and a price point of 600 Euros. More expensive than your average netbook, but I’m sure many won’t mind if it delivers. Click through for the video and specs.
Seashell 1008HA Specs: