We already know that the ASUS Eee PC 1005HA trades a little of its 1008HA Seashell brethren’s waifish slenderness for a full sized VGA port and removable battery, and now we’ve got the first unboxing video. Liliputing acquired a 1005HA a little in advance of the imminent US launch; check out their video after the cut.
Video unboxing after the cut
It’s early days for feedback on performance, but we’re expecting pretty mainstream things (for netbooks, anyway) from the Intel Atom N280 1.66GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and 160GB hard-drive. More interesting is ASUS’ claim of up to 10.5hrs runtime from the removable battery; we’ll be eagerly waiting for Liliputing’s benchmarks on that.
Otherwise it’s more of the same which, if you’re a fan of ASUS’ teardrop-shape chassis and super-glossy displays, isn’t particularly likely to disappoint. We’re not entirely sure on when the Eee PC 1005HA will arrive in the US; one would-be buyer has apparently been told it’ll be late-August or early-September by a company representative.