At their CeBIT 2009 press conference this morning, ASUS officially announced the Eee PC 1008HA - the netbook formerly known as the "Shell". Just 1-inch thick and 1.1kg in weight, the 1008HA will have optional WiMAX and 3.5G WWAN connectivity.
The 1008HA also debuts ASUS' new Eee Docking application bar, with one-click access to "Eee Sharing", to transfer files between Eee PC netbooks, and "Eee Arena", on online media, gaming, internet radio and magazine portal. Despite the size, the Eee PC 1008HA fits a 92-percent standard-size keyboard, multitouch trackpad, 1.3-megapixel camera and standard WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth.
As for the finish, it's a new pearlescent casing which ASUS chairman Jonney Shih described as marine influenced, with a slight seashell-like texturing. We're headed over to grab some close-up shots of the ASUS Eee PC 1008HA, so we'll hopefully update with those soon.
Eee PC™ 1008HA: Style. Take It Everywhere.
A mere 1” slim and 1.1kg light, the über-stylish Eee PC™ 1008HA is the embodiment of refined mobile computing. Dressed in a luxe pearlescent casing that gives off a captivating sheen, it features a desktop application bar called Eee Docking that provides one-click access to a full suite of exclusive software including:
• Eee Sharing: Makes it easy to synchronize Eee PCs™ with other computers and share messages and documents with other Eee PC™ users - even without Internet access.
• Eee Arena: Offers easy access to thousands of songs, videos, radio stations, games, magazines and more.
The Eee PC™ 1008HA offers great user comfort and convenience with its 92%-scaled keyboard, multi-touch touchpad, instant key (for quick access to Wi-Fi and the touchpad lock), Digital Array Mic, 1.3 megapixel camera, and comprehensive wireless connectivity options (802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth, 3.75G** and WiMAX**). It is also equipped with SRS Premium Sound
technology for pristine audio playback quality.
* Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. Please visit www.asus.com for more details.
** Available as an option.
*** Operation lifetime subject to product model, normal usage conditions and configurations.