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Asus Eee PC 1008P shipping with two batteries?

February 4, 2010 at 1:17 pm


Asus Eee PC 1008PThe Asus Eee PC 1008P-KR (Karim Rashid) netbook may be shipping with two batteries in parts of mainland Europe. The 1008P has been spotted as sporting two 3-cell 2900mAh batteries in Italian retailer Asus World.

This means buyers will get a quoted battery time of 12 hours (6 hours per battery). This hasn’t been confirmed yet so I’d take the news with a pinch of salt for now, but it’s great news for consumers if true. The Eee PC 1008P is available in the UK right now in low quantities for around the £340 mark.

Update: It looks like it is true, check the comments below (thanks Steffen and Stefano!)

Via Netbook Italia.

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4 Responses to “Asus Eee PC 1008P shipping with two batteries?”

  1. Steffen said:
    February 4th, 2010 1:46 PM

    Yes it does ship with two batteries, that’s also what Asus says themself. We already checked the battery life in a test: http://www.mobicroco.de/hersteller-und-modelle/eee-pc-1008p-kr-mit-zwei-akkus-im-ausdauer-test/7559.html

    Cheers,
    Steffen

  2. stefano said:
    February 4th, 2010 1:49 PM

    via netbookitalia… this guys only clone the news from eeepc.it who have reiceved the official news from a spokesman of asus italy…

  3. Bob said:
    February 6th, 2010 8:12 AM

    I have this netbook i have no defects in it the battery and ac charger are pretty good no big problams SO far so yeah pretty kool

  4. Duncan said:
    March 5th, 2010 7:58 PM

    Bought the Asus Eee PC 1008P today in the UK (Currys Digital) and it definitely came with only one battery. Also, they were advertising it in store as having 8+ hours battery life yet it’s obvious it’s going to be less than 6. Nice machine but not the battery life I wanted.

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