ASUS Eee PC 1005HA size-comparison with 1008HA Seashell

May 26, 2009
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Cover the children's eyes, it's a pair of Eee PC's getting close and snuggly.  In actual fact, this is the ASUS Eee PC 1008HA Seashell - in white - and the Eee PC 1005HA - in black - showing that a removable battery does not a porker make.  NetbookNews grabbed some comparison shots of the two netbooks, basically identical machines aside from a few millimeters thickness.

More comparison shots after the cut

The 1008HA Seashell grabbed headlines thanks to its skinny profile: less than one inch thick, despite packing the usual netbook ports and Intel Atom N280 processor.  ASUS achieved all that by following Apple and making the rechargeable battery non-user-removable, only to follow up the 1008HA with the 1005HA series.  Slightly thicker, at 25.9 to 36.5mm, they come with a choice of swappable three or six cell batteries.

Looking at these photos, I reckon most people would have trouble telling the difference between the two netbooks seen in isolation.  Flipping them over does reveal the slightly-protruding battery, but it doesn't seem to intrude much more than the rubber feet do anyway.  More 1005HA details here.


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