Every port from Ethernet to USB is covered with plastic doors which are probably more decorative than they are protective. Although we endeavor to present the most accurate and comprehensive information at the time of publication, we reserve the right to make changes without prior notice. Up close, however, you can clearly make out the raised frame. 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. As with the MacBook Air , this thinner profile requires some compromises.

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Asus Eee PC 1008HA Seashell netbook

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. With a new thin and light design and long life battery the HE Seashell has a lot to offer for a modest price. Battery Battery life with the touchpax 3-cell lithium-polymer battery is reasonably impressive for a travel laptop.

We used a number of widely available p HD trailers such as this one during our tests and none of the p movies played without some dropped frames. Toichpad ASUS made any obvious sacrifices with the design of the HA then those sacrifices are related to making this netbook as thin as possible. 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.

The Eee Sharing feature simplifies syncing documents between the Eee PC and other computers as well as uploading files to online storage. On the right side are a 4-in-1 memory card reader, an additional USB port bringing the USB total to two; most netbooks have threeand headphone and microphone jacks.

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ASUS Eee PC 1008HA Seashell Review

Eee voice command module. 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. Although we endeavor to present the most accurate and comprehensive information at the time of publication, we reserve the right to make changes without prior notice.

When the HA was not connected to an external display the bottom temperatures never exceeded 96 degrees. HDTune for the built-in hard drive: Unless otherwise stated, all performance eeee are based on theoretical performance.

Keep reading to find out more about this little laptop. Heat and Noise Temperatures touchad the new Eee PC Seashell are quite comfortable thanks to the use of the Intel Atom processor and a well thought out chassis design.

This was slower than the XP score by almost 2 minutes, yet 31 seconds faster than the netbook average. The gesture-based Synaptics touchpad is likewise pretty large for a netbook. Products may not be available in all markets. 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.

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Actual figures may vary in real-world situations. The more interesting ones fall under tabs called ‘Eee Arena’ and ‘Eee Sharing’. We’d like to see this feature evolve a seasgell more so that it recognizes sesshell program and task it should execute solely from the voice command, making only one click or key press necessary.

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During our transcoding test, we measured the temperature to be between 95 and degrees across the underside of the chassis.

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On the device that we tried, we found little indication between where the touch area ends and where the wrist rest begins. Users can’t pin any other programs to the dock, though. The proof is in this new netbook.

But a spokesman assured us that the final unit will have bigger grooves so that users can feel their way around without having to eyeball the strike zone. The keys are slightly smaller than the keys on an average notebook but the spacing between the keys is quite limited.

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.

Still, what the HA lacks in performance, it makes up for in finishing touches. Streaming music videos over YouTube and music over Blip.

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Considering the HA’s battery fits flush with the system, some users may find this trade-off acceptable.

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