Asus Eee PC 1101HA Seashell video hands-on

June 9, 2009 at 4:26 pm

Asus Eee PC 1101HA SeashellWhilst Asus formally announced its 11.6-inch Eee PC 1101HA Seashell at last week’s Computex show, we didn’t come across many hands-on impressions of this unit. However, it looks like Sascha from NetbookNews has just got round to uploading his thoughts on YouTube.

We don’t learn too much that we didn’t already know. The 11.6-inch (1366 x 768) Seashell comes with a styling that looks similar to the 1008HA. This includes a glossy lid and flush display and the unique pimpled touchpad. What we don’t get are the flaps that cover the ports although I’m not sure that’s too much of a big deal.

An interesting comparison is made with the Samsung NC10 and whilst the 1101HA is obviously wider and taller, it appears to be marginally thinner. There are two different 6-cell batteries for this model which should give between 9.5-11 hours of battery life. It will be powered by a 1.33GHZ Z520 or 1.6GHz Z530 Atom CPU. I imagine that the latter will become the sensible choice for most, given the problems seen in the underpowered 11.6″ Acer Aspire One 751 which runs a Z520 Atom CPU. Check out the video after the jump.


95 Responses to “Asus Eee PC 1101HA Seashell video hands-on”

  1. Fanfoot said:
    June 9th, 2009 6:35 PM

    Thanks very much for the video! Very interested in this class of machines, though not the Z520 of course.

    The size comparison with the NC10 was interesting. I wonder if these are getting a little big to be called netbooks anymore. I want my netbook to be small enough that you can ALWAYS fit it in your bag when travelling. Course I also want a 720p display. Guess I’ll have to wait and see one in person, and take a look at the new 720p display 10-inchers as well.

    Sad they messed up the keyboard again. What is with this–full size right shift key is a requirement folks!

  2. Jet Sun said:
    June 9th, 2009 6:49 PM

    I’m also waiting for more 10-inch netbooks with high-res screens,. However, I do feel that these 11.6″ netbooks (or mini-notebooks) probably offer a good balance between portability and viewing HD content.

    I still feel that the 1366 x 768 10-inch screens may render the text a little too small to be comfortable for long periods.