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Asus Eee PC 1008HA Seashell gets US pricing

May 14, 2009 at 4:13 pm


Asus Eee PC 1008HA Seashell
Whilst here in the UK we are looking forward to the Asus Eee PC 1008HA launching tomorrow, details on the US launch have been very quiet up until now. Asus has now officially confirmed that that the 1008HA Seashell will launch for $429 when it hits the US later this month, with pre-orders starting on 18th May.

The specifications should be familiar to most by now. The 10-inch (1024 x 600) Seashell is set to become one of the most desirable netbooks on its release with its 1-inch thickness and 1.1kg weight. The specs aren’t too shabby either, with a 1.66GHz N280 CPU, 1GB RAM and 160GB HDD and wireless draft n. Asus claims that its in-built battery should last for around 6 hours.

A few sites including Gizmodo, Laptop Mag and PC World have some hands-on impressions that are worth checking out. It will launch here in the UK tomorrow for £379 and in Europe for €399.

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4 Responses to “Asus Eee PC 1008HA Seashell gets US pricing”

  1. Mika said:
    May 14th, 2009 5:57 PM

    Is 1008HA released also at other Europe countrys 15.5 friday? Shops doesnt have any information of release here at Finland. Also is there information when it comes sale at Italy?

  2. Mika said:
    May 14th, 2009 6:19 PM

    Price is really €399 Play.com has it for €487.

  3. Jet Sun said:
    May 14th, 2009 8:58 PM

    Play.com just do a straight conversion from the UK price. Having a look at German retailers such as Notebook.de the price is around €399.

  4. Mikax said:
    May 17th, 2009 10:04 AM

    Asus eee 1005 Seashell makes choise even more difficult.. 10 hours, even real time would be ´just´ 8 hours, sounds great. But its 0.3kg heavyer can bigger than 1008HA. Then size and weight is like Samsung N110. I hope someone would open 1008HA model, it would just give peace of mind hear that battery change is not impossible. Looks like that even it was released friday any webshops dont have it yet and it comes Gemany after 3-4 weeks. I keep looking this webpage every day and feel very curious. Maybe one day there is 1008HA size netbook that works 10 hours. I remember reading news about new batterys that those can be almost any shape and even cover of laptop/phone would be battery. Also there is those solarpower possibilitys coming to cover of netbook.

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