ASUS Eee PC 1101HA Seashell 11.6-inch netbook spotted

Jun 1, 2009
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Details of a new ASUS Eee PC have been snapped at Computex 2009, ahead of the netbook's official debut which is expected tomorrow.  The ASUS Eee PC 1101HA slots into the company's Seashell range, but offers an 11.6-inch 1,366 x 768 display versus the 10-inch screen of the 1008HA.  There's also Intel's Atom Z520 or Z530 processors paired with 1GB of RAM.

Other specifications include a 160GB hard-drive, three USB 2.0 ports and a multi-format memory card reader.  Two 6-cell battery versions are promised, 2,200mAh and 2,800mAh, which are tipped to offer 9.5hrs and 11hrs runtime respectively.  Connectivity includes WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and 10/100 ethernet, and there's a 1.3-megapixel webcam in the bezel.

If it were us, we'd avoid the Z520 processor - which has given Acer such problems in their Aspire One 751 - and head straight to the Z530.  You won't get the top-end battery life suggested, but you'll have a more usable system overall.  No word on pricing, but we'll hopefully hear more when the ASUS Eee PC 1101HA gets its official announcement later on in the week.


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