ASUS Eee PC 1005HA and 1008HA get new color versions

Jul 2, 2009
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You've got to hand it to ASUS: one way or another they'll keep pumping out the Eee PCs until everybody has at least two of their various netbooks.  If they're not announcing a fresh model then it's a new color scheme, and today the Eee PC 1005HA and 1008HA "Seashell" netbooks bear the brunt of ASUS' designers felt-tipped pens.

The Eee PC 1005HA will get two new hues, pink and blue, along with the original black and white variants.  Meanwhile the Eee PC 1008HA gets four new colors: blue, pink, ruby red and sapphire blue.  The latter two colors have an iridescent finish.

No word on exactly how much the new versions will cost, nor their technical specifications.  Still, we're expecting them to be aesthetic rather than hardware upgrades, so the same Intel Atom processors, 160GB hard-drives and 1GB of RAM is most likely.

Update: The 1005HA will apparently cost €329 ($464), while the 1008HA will be €399 ($562).  They'll also be joined in September by royal blue and rose pink versions of the Eee PC 1101HA, also from €399 ($562).


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