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A Stylish Netbook: Asus EeePC 1008HA

Updated on July 31, 2013

Sleek And Stylish - This Netbook Has It All!

The Asus Eee PC 1008HA isn't a MacBook - but it certainly feels like one.

It's thin, sleek, light, well designed and very versatile.

The new Asus Eee PC 1008HA has:
» a 92%-scaled keyboard
» multi-touch touchpad
» instant key (for quick Wi-Fi access and the touchpad lock)
» Extended battery life
» Digital Array Microphone
» 1.3 megapixel camera
» comprehensive wireless connectivity options (802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth, 3.75G and WiMAX).

A Mini Netbook

A small, compact computer with loads of features

The Stylish ASUS EEE PC 1008HA Mini Notebook

The Asus Eee PC 10008HA is 1 inch slim and weighs just 1.1kg, a netbook with stylish new looks.

SRS Premium Sound technology is also integrated into the Eee PC 10008HA. An improved user interface with the Eee Docking desktop bar which provides one-click access to a full suite of exclusive software including:

Eee Sharing: This makes it easy to synchronize Eee PCs with other computers and share messages and documents with other Eee PC users - even without Internet access. This is a huge asset.

Eee Arena: Offers easy access to thousands of videos, songs, games, magazines, radio stations and more.

The mini-laptop, originally known as the Eee PC Shell almost looks more like an MSI netbook than an Asus product. Like MSI's Wind series, the lid on the Eee PC 1000HA slips down behind the case of the computer when you open it up, giving the computer a slightly smaller profile.

ASUS is also using the portable to introduce Eee Sharing, a new feature that syncs the computer with most PCs and lets fellow Eee PCs share documents and messages, as well as Eee Arena, a portal for media and games.

Asus launched the 1008HA in the spring of 2009 with a proposed shipping price of around 600 euros ($754) in Europe, though considerably less in the US. In 2012, prices have reduced dramatically, and terrific bargain prices are available from 295 euros ($365).

Asus Eepc 1008HA Specifications

ASUS Eee PC 1008HA Seashell 10.1-Inch Pearl Black Netbook

ASUS Eee PC 1008HA Seashell 10.1-Inch Pearl Black Netbook - 6 Hour Battery Life
ASUS Eee PC 1008HA Seashell 10.1-Inch Pearl Black Netbook - 6 Hour Battery Life

Intel Atom N280 Processor 1.66GHz1GB DDR2 RAM, 2GB Max* (*Eee PC 1008HA model has no Memory Bay Door due to ultra slim design)160GB SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM)Windows XP Home Operating System, 6 Hour BatteryIntel UMA, 10.1-inch WSVGA 1024x600 Screen

Asus eeepc 1008ha keyboard
Asus eeepc 1008ha keyboard

Ergonomic Keyboard and Multi-touch Touchpad

The Eee PC 1008HA comes with a large-key keyboard - 92% the size of regular notebook keyboard. The ergonomic design reduces fatigue and makes it more comfortable for endless typing spells.

A user-friendly wide format multi-touch touchpad helps you navigate and have an easy and fun experience. The multi-touch interface allows you to scroll and zoom quickly with 2 fingers. This is an excellent addition and is intuitive to use.

The delicately raised dots on the touchpad are helpful in keeping your fingers within the area, and it's wide format enables you to access contents displayed on the 10.1-inch widescreen easily.

Asus eeepc 1008ha bluetooth and wifi
Asus eeepc 1008ha bluetooth and wifi

Flexible Connectivity with Eee PC 1008HA

Eee PC 1008HA comes with WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (draft 2.4GHz n) network connectivity for ultimate wireless accessibility and mobility. A Bluetooth V2.1 for flexibility and convenience is also included with your Bluetooth devices.

Eee PC 1008HA features 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x VGA port (through the included mini-VGA adapter), 2 x Audio input/output ports, 1 x RJ-45 port, Kensington Lock port, all hidden away from sight with port covers.

A spring-loaded Plug-and-Play MMC/SD/SDHC flash card slot is provided for easy access to your digital photos and videos, and expand your system storage.

Eee PC 1008HA also features a 1.3M Pixels webcam built-in and Digital Array Microphones to allow you to have clear video conversations with friends and family.

Asus eeepc 1008ha extended battery life
Asus eeepc 1008ha extended battery life

Super Hybrid Engine for Extended Battery Life

Super Hybrid Engine and the high density Li-Polymer battery pack provides you with more power for each charge; up to 6 hours of use unplugged whenever you're out and about. To recharge using the AC power adapter, push power plug fully into the power socket on the Eee PC until it clicks firmly into place.

The Super Hybrid Engine manages the power consumption, so providing optimal power depending on current usage needs.

Its lithium polymer battery is super slim and lightweight, allowing the creation of the ultra-slim and ultra-chic seashell design. The Li-polymer battery inside the Eee PC 1008HA is also eco-friendly as it has a 2 to 3 times longer lifetime compared to the traditional Li-ion batteries to reduce the impact on the environment with a lower replacement rate.

To enjoy maximum battery life, just change the default setting to the Auto Power-Saving Mode via the Super Hybrid Engine Instant Key above the keyboard.

Asus eeepc 1008ha quick recovery
Asus eeepc 1008ha quick recovery

Quick Recovery with Just One Key

It comes with a built-in quick recovery system, so if you mess up and need to restore the system to the factory settings, all you have to do is press F9 three times during start-up.

This means that you don't need any Windows CD or driver CD.

It is advisable to backup your data using the Eee Online Storage before using the recovery system.

The easy recovery system is available only with Windows systems.

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I would like to hear general comments about any experiences you may have had with Asus EeePC netbooks, especially this model, the 1008HA. I have just bought one, and find it so useful when traveling.

For a little device, it offers the user a lot. Do you agree or not?

Have You Got An Asus Netbook? - If so please leave comments here

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      pkmcr 7 years ago from Cheshire UK

      Very informative and well crafted lens - well done :-)