Asus Eee PC 1005HGO Seashell with built-in 3G

June 6, 2009 at 6:32 pm

Asus Eee PC 1005HGO Seashell with built-in 3GAsus is planning on releasing a 3G enabled version of the Eee PC 1005HA, under the model name of 1005HGO. This follows the naming convention used with other 3G enabled Eee PC’s including the 1003HGO and recently announced 1101HGO.

The specifications of the 10.1-inch 1005HGO relates to the higher-end SKU (1005HA-H) which comes with a 1.66GHz N280 Atom CPU, Bluetooth and a longer battery life over the 1005HA-M SKU. It will come with the HUAWEI EM770 3G modem. Pricing and availability is unknown right now.



188 Responses to “Asus Eee PC 1005HGO Seashell with built-in 3G”

  1. Chris said:
    June 7th, 2009 3:40 AM

    3G enabled notebook or netbook are really fantastic idea but whatever plans telcos have come up with, they are really not that cheap to get connected. There are now more and more places where WIFI are available, even on moving trains/buses, I am wondering if there is really the need for these 3G enabled machines.

  2. John said:
    July 12th, 2009 6:29 AM

    Ah, yes, I would say YES, they are needed. I am in the desert in Saudi Arabia, we have great phone signal, Mobily has great data plan, so I need a 3G netbook!

  3. Golish said:
    November 12th, 2009 3:12 PM

    Just a brief answer to Chris:
    when talking about omnipresent wifis (even in buses…) – basic assumption that wifis around us are free is naive.

    I travel a lot and have not found many cheap wi-fis not to mention free wi-fis. The last time I got one for free was on QuickShuttle from Seattle to Vancouver. Someone has to pay for a wifi access like for any other product, that’s normal. You pay for it by paying for the bus ticket or for a (terrible) Starbucks coffee.

    So, yes 3G enabled notebooks are great, one just has to pickup an operator with best conditions.