ASUS Eee PC 1008HA “Shell” arriving May 15th in UK

May 6, 2009
ASUS Eee PC 1008HA “Shell” arriving May 15th in UK

ASUS have confirmed the UK launch date for their Eee PC 1008HA "Shell", a week after stores began taking preorders for the super-slim netbook.  According to the company, May 15th will be the first day the 1008HA will be officially available, with an MRSP of £379 ($572).

The netbook has a 10-inch LED-backlit display running at 1024 x 600, 1.6GHz Intel Atom N280 processor and 1GB of memory, together with a 160GB hard-drive, WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR.  Its headline feature is its scant thickness, around an inch at its widest point when closed, and it weighs around 1.1kg.  That's in no small part down to ASUS using a non-user-removable battery pack, which the company claim is good for up to six hours use.

The 1008HA has previously passed the FCC, paving the way for a US launch, although no official release schedule has been made public as yet.  Retailers such Amazon UK and Dabs UK are currently taking preorders.

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