Since the netbook has become so popular, almost every major
manufacturer has delivered one or more netbook with an Atom-powered processor. Some manufacturers opt for a
low price and others for a feature that other netbooks lack, though the
latter is difficult, because almost all the netbooks now a days are made on the same basic.
Netbook maker Asus continues to attract a constant
flow of new models on the market. This introduction of new
netbook variants ensures that many potential buyers are there for this small beauty.
New Eee PC design Seashell
The new Eee PC from Asus 1008HA Seashell NETBOOK design has a somewhat
particular in view of the pearly finish and spangled as his fine form
and inspired rounded shells. This refined on the banks pushed the
manufacturer to integrate the connectivity of a clever way through
caches and remote locations.
The Eee PC 1008HA Seashell is truly a NETBOOK
The Seashell 1008HA Eee PC is equipped with a 10-inch LED screen with a
resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels hosting its 1.3 megapixel webcam
and a microphone. Asus has chosen, as usual, an Intel Atom processor
clocked at 1.66 GHz and coupled with 1 GB of RAM and 160 GB of storage.
For the wireless connection, the WiFi is compatible with standard b / g
/ n and Bluetooth is integrated into its latest version 2.1 with EDR
profile. Finally, Asus announced a range of up to 6 hours with its
ASUS Eee PC 1008HA Seashell Netbook Specification
- Model ASUS Eee PC 1008HA (Seashell)
- Processor Intel Atom N280 1.66GHz
- Chipset Intel Mobile 945 Express
- Graphics Intel GMA 950
- Display 10.1" LED Backlight WSVGA (1024×600)
- Memory Samsung 1GB DDR2-667 5-5-5-15
- Hard Drive Seagate ST9160310AS
- 160 GB, 5400 RPM, 8MB Cache, S-ATA 3.0GB/s
- 10 GB Eee Storage (Online)
- ODD None
- Audio Realtek ALC269 (Intel 82801GBM)
- Network Atheros AR8132 PCI-E NIC
- Atheros AR9285 WiFi (a/b/g/n)
- Weight: 2.42 lbs (1.1 kg)
- Dimensions: 18mm~25.7mm (H) x 262mm (W) x 178mm (D)
- Battery: 3-Cell Lithium Ion (~6 hours)
- 1.3 Megapixel Webcam
- 2x USB, 1x mini VGA, 1x Memory Card (SD/MMC)
- 1 Year Parts and Labor Warranty
- Operating System Windows XP Home Edition 32-bit
The ASUS Eee PC 1008HA Seashell Netbook design has a number of sides:
the ports behind covers eliminated and therefore not freely accessible. But the plastic covers were able to break off.
More serious is the battery: at the bottom of the netbook completely
smooth to keep the battery is not removable, but it is built in well manner. The
memory and hard disk are highly integrated design and is not easily
accessible. In this brief look at the netbook we will therefore focus
primarily on the interior of the 1008HA: the screwdriver was also taken
to open the netbook to see inside view. In addition, we recently evaluated the
performance of the Atom N280, which is slightly faster than the older
The thickness at the front is very small but somewhat larger at the
back certainly to accommodate the larger connectors such as Ethernet
and VGA ports. We remark in passing that the hinges of the screen
differs from what the brand is usually with its netBook to be closer to
what we can see on the MSI Wind U100.
The touchpad is large and fits perfectly into the wrist rests that
which is pretty nice visually, especially as it is underlined by the
toolbar below. It is obviously more of a multi-touch.
The keyboard takes the entire width, almost 92%, more than the classic model and its buttons seem good sized square leading to
a seizure rather pleasant. As for the edge of the screen, it seems
rather large but maybe it was necessary at the design stage to ensure
better durability and strength.
In order to expand the memory, the motherboard be removed, the chip
DDR2 memory is located at the bottom of the plate. To this end, the
central ribbon also is removed, except that connectors with tape stuck. Then
another three connectors for each of the battery, the display and the
bluetooth module is disconnected. At the bottom of the motherboard next
to the memory, the wireless network available. This mini-pci-express
card is smaller than usual: not every map may therefore serve as a
substitute. Two screws hold the network in place. Memory made after
removing the black adhesive insulation.
The hard disk is held in place with pieces of tape. After removal of
the disk sata connector is independently drawn. The Seagate drive is
neatly captured in a rubber gasket on the bottom of it Asus dampening
foam affixed to vibrations and shocks to cope. A new disc, for example,
a SSD can easily be placed through the rubber around it to guide and
drive in the sata connector slide.
Mobility of NETBOOK Asus 1008HA is the strongest. Indeed,
thanks to its 1.1 Kg, NETBOOK what lies in front of our comparative
mobility. Its dimensions are also very satisfactory with a length of 26
cm by 17.8 and a finesse of 2.57 cm.
The endurance of NETBOOK Asus 1008HA is not his spear. To use the
"normal", ie to use averaged between reading video, word processing and
surfing the Internet with a brightness of 100 cd / m², the 6-cell
battery our NETBOOK but only about 4 hours.
The battery time is a significant factor and Battery Eater was assigned
to keys. The test shows the worst case scenario again: in practice,
longer battery can be made. The test was carried out with power off and
the screen brightness set to half. Wifi and Bluetooth were both on. The
built, solid battery of the 1008HA seems to be a nice mid-engine, which
maintains a minimum of nearly four hours. In practice, the battery is
lasts lot longer, but whether the Asus claimed six hours is
realistic, it is doubtful. Anyway, the exact time depends on specific use
of the laptop.
We compared the time it takes the 1008HA to the number pi to one
million decimal places to calculate the time a number of other netbooks
that need. The N280 runs with its 1.66 GHz clock slightly faster than
the N270, which at 1.6 GHz.
Though much of what stands out about the shell is aesthetic, its
skinnier form factor makes for a more enjoyable user experience. What I like most about the Seashell is the fact that ASUS tried to keep
things simple, and as clean as possible. You don’t see connectors on
the sides like you do other netbooks, thanks to the small doors, and
that really does add a lot to the appeal. The downside is that each
time you want to plug in a mouse or any other USB device, you’ll have
to go through the hassle of popping open the door and closing it again
afterwards, but this may prove to be a worthwhile trade-off for some.