ASUS Eee PC 1005HA Seashell Netbook Review

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Introduction, Specs & Bundle

ASUS Eee PC 1005HA Seashell

We recently showed you a preview of the ASUS Eee PC HA1005 PU1X Seashell Netbook, and we were impressed with ASUS’s use of space and the small upgrades they made.  With today’s economy, these netbooks are the way to go as far as budget computers go, and the Eee PC Seashell certainly has a lot of promise!  Now that we have had it on our testbench for over a week, did it rise up to meet or surpass our expectations?  Pretty soon we’ll see the 1005HA compared to the ASUS 1000HE, N10Jc, and an MSI Wind U100! First, though, let’s recap what this netbook is all about…

Specifications

ASUS Eee PC 1005HA Seashell

Processor Intel Atom N280 Processor @ 1.66 GHz
Operating System Windows XP Home
Memory 1 GB DDR2 SO-DIMM
Display 10.1″ LED Backlight WSVGA Screen (1024×600)
Video Card
Hybrid Storage

160GB HDD

10GB Eee Storage (complimentary at first, then must register to extend)

Card Reader MMC/ SD(SDHC)
Webcam 1.3M Pixel.0.3M Pixel
Interface
  • 2 x Audio Jack (Headphone / Mic In)
  • 3 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x VGA Port (D-Sub 15-Pin for external monitor)
  • 1 x LAN RJ-45
  • WLAN 802.11 b/g/n @ 2.4 GHz
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Audio
  • High Definition Audio CODEC
  • Stereo Speaker
  • Digital Array Mic
Battery
  • 10.5 hrs, 6-cell 63Wh Li-ion Battery
  • 8.5 hrs, 6-cell 48Wh Li-ion Battery
  • 4 hrs, 3-cell 23Wh Li-ion Battery
Weight
  • 1.27kg (2.7lbs) (with 6-cell battery)
  • 1.1kg (2.4lbs) (with 3-cell battery)
Dimensions

262mm(W) x 178mm(D) x 25.9mm~ 36.5mm(H)

10.3″(W) x 7″(D) x 1″~ 1.4″(H)

Warranty 1 Year Limited Warranty


Bundle

ASUS Eee PC 1005HA Seashell Box

The box that the EeePC 1005HA-PU1X (Seashell) comes in has a picture of the netbook lying in sand next to a seashell, which goes along with the theme.  When I first looked at the box, I thought the seashell was a wireless mouse, which would have been unique to have a seashell-shaped mouse to go along with the Seashell netbook…

ASUS Eee PC 1005HA Seashell In Box

As we opened the box, we saw the black netbook sleeve wrapped and packaged right on top, with everything else securely packed underneath.

ASUS Eee PC 1005HA Seashell Bundle

The ASUS Eee PC 1005HA-PU1X (Seashell) comes with the AC power adapter, a protective sleeve, user’s manual, warranty card and a support DVD.  The DVD contains the drivers, software applications and utilities.

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