March 6, 2009 at 9:41 am
Asus’ upcoming slimline 1008HA won’t just be relying on its good looks, a new desktop application bar called Eee Docking debuts on this netbook. The Dock App provides one-click access to a full suite of Asus exclusive software. This includes ‘Eee Arena’ which gives access to multimedia content and ‘Eee Sharing’ allowing easier online data synchronisation with Eee storage. There’s also an Eee Xperience section for managing audio and video content, and a tools section that provides access to various settings. Engadget’s video of this dock in action, shows that the pull-out dock can be positioned on any side of the screen. The main criticisms they had were that it felt sluggish and more importantly didn’t allow the customisation of apps apart from Asus’ own. Hopefully, this will be rectified by the time it launches.