Keep reading to find out more about this little laptop. Though it’s fun finding global weather information and currency exchange rates by talking to the computer, users still have to use the mouse to open the program and choose the mode. Our friend saw a little motion blur when we waved quickly, but easily made out details on our face and surroundings. The more interesting ones fall under tabs called ‘Eee Arena’ and ‘Eee Sharing’. From afar, the inch-thick glossy black bezel looked as if the screen was flush with the frame. The touchpad surface is covered in dots that provide a clear indication of the edges of the touchpad, but this also makes the touchpad surface too rough for quick finger movement.
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ASUS will discontinue this version by the end of the year and sell the Windows 7 model exclusively.
ASUS Eee PC 1008HA Seashell Review
We also transcoded a 5: The more interesting ones fall under tabs called ere Arena’ and ‘Eee Sharing’. If ASUS made any obvious sacrifices with the design of the HA then those sacrifices are related to making this netbook as thin as possible. Please refer specification pages for full details. Unlike the island-style keyboard of the mini NB, there are no spaces between the raised black matte keys, but they provided nice tactile feedback.
Brand and product names mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies. Vocal command over Windows Media Player and Skype would be useful if, again, the user didn’t have to switch to Dr.
Overall performance with the Intel Atom platform is very reasonable for daily activities like Seasuell browsing, email, using Microsoft Office, listening to music, and even watching movies. Actual figures may vary in real-world situations.
Boasting a ree measuring just 1-inch in depth and weighing at 1. Horizontal viewing angles are decent; three people can watch a video in a dimly lit room, but under normal lighting the screen tends to throw back glare at more acute angles. Visit our network of sites: The various parts of the chassis come together with tight seams and good attention to detail. Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected.
Granted, most audiophiles will want to use external speakers or headphones for a better listening experience … but the built-in speakers work well in a pinch.
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However, the battery on the HA is integrated with the netbook, and it cannot be removed or replaced with an extended battery. In a seahell compartment on the netbook’s bottom sits a VGA adaptor dongle.
From afar, the inch-thick glossy black bezel looked as if the screen was flush with the frame. With the VGA Dongle, you’ll be able to mirror whatever’s on the Eee PC’s screen on touxhpad larger screen—perfect for presentations and movie sessions!
Though it’s fun finding global weather information and currency exchange rates by talking to the computer, users still have to use the mouse to open the program and choose the mode. Product specifications may differ from country to country. The glossy screen surface helps to improve color and contrast, but glare and reflections indoors under strong lights or outdoors under direct sunlight can be a problem. The HA is available in white, black, pink and blue.
PCB color and bundled software versions are subject to change without notice.
The audio output from the headphone jack is free of any obvious distortion and worked fine with the earphones and external speakers I used during the testing. The Synaptics control panel in Windows also allows you to customize these gestures as well. Users can’t pin any other programs to the dock, though.
The glossy black lid also available in seashel blue and pink will come later this year is covered in a new Infusion finish that allows the HA to be scratch resistant; but it’s far from fingerprint-proof, so you’ll want to keep a cloth handy.
Asus may be spitting out more revisions of its Asus Eee PC netbook line than we can count, but at least its designers are continuing to look at ways to refine the machine.
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Once we’ve had a chance to lay our mitts on this little beaut in its final iteration, we’ll be able to give you a definitive call on its performance.
More about Apple Intel. This score is slightly lower than the XP counterpart Where the HA really stands out from other netbooks on the market is in its svelte profile and light weight. The proof is in this new netbook. The gesture-based Synaptics touchpad is likewise pretty large for a netbook.