Conclusion: The elegant Asus Eee PC Seashell 1008P by Karim Rashid could mainly convince us. However there are also a few deductions to be made. The increased battery life and at the same time lower power consumption are very positive and the manufacturer's data for the maximum battery runtime from Asus of 13...
Pros: Elegant design by Karim Rashid, Robust surfaces, Chiclet keyboard, Good workmanship and stability, Intel Atom N450 processor, Very long battery life, Low power consumption, Good work rate, Price, The very chic and robust wave design by Karim Rashid in extravagant colors, the extremely long batter...
Cons: Average viewing angle stability, Poor display (glare type), Missing multi-format cardreader, Poor loudspeakers, Poor scope of delivery, A better, in particular brighter, display, a few additional connections, such as more USB connections or a multi-format cardreader.
Excerpt: Netbooks are becoming all the rage these days, with slimmer designs and higher resolution screens. The latest of the slim bunch is the Asus Eee PC 1008HA Seashell. Does slimmer always mean better? Find out after the break.
Pros: Slim design., Hidden ports and connections., Bright LED-backlit display.
Cons: Non-removable battery., Mini VGA to VGA dongle can be lost easily.
Asus 1008P-KR review – Karim Rashid Collection special edition
6 January 2010
Conclusion: The 1008P-KR is the first netbook built on the PineTrail platform i get to play with. That’s why i was really excited when i got it. Especially after seeing the design and the fact that they dropped the shiny glossy finish for a more “usable” one.
Pros: packs up some nice hardware for a netbook, but overall performance is not that great, very comfortable chiclet style keyboard and nice touchpad, exterior actually looks beautiful, and i expect it to be even better in Black. Plus, it’s not glossy anymore. Also, arm rest and surface around the tou...
Cons: screen is the same as on the 1008HA version, glossy and difficult to use in direct light conditions, battery is small, thus resulting in a poor autonomy (update: Asus ships this with 2 batteries, and this will allow up to 7-9 hours of life, which is way better), it will probably be quite expensiv...
Summary: The Asus Eee PC 1008HA with Windows 7 may have more RAM and hard drive space than the Windows XP model. But it gets an hour or two less battery life, which is disappointing, especially since the battery is not user-replaceable.
Excerpt: When the ASUS Eee PC 1008HA Seashell first launched, it impressed us with its thin design and above-average performance. Now updated with Windows 7 Home Premium, a larger 320GB hard drive, twice the RAM, and a suite of ASUS-branded extras, the 1008HA is still a svelte and stylish netbook.
Excerpt: The ASUS 1008HA Eee PC netbook is one of the sleekest netbooks on the market. I first previewed the Asus Eee PC Asus 1008HA clamshellâ€� in June, and I called it an inexpensive miniature MacBook Air.
Conclusion: The Seashell draws looks from people who don’t even know what a netbook is. The Seashell proves that netbooks don’t just have to be cheap, they can be lust worthy, too. Asus may have copped the original design from Apple, but it also paid close attention to execution while translating it to netbook...
Excerpt: Asus’ Eee PC 1008HA will end up being one of the most significant netbook releases of the year. With the so-called “Seashell” Asus cast aside the clunky, though functional design of the 1000HE and any number of other models, for something much more streamlined and attractive.