Friday, November 27, 2009

Asus Eee PC Seashell: My Early Birthday and Christmas Treat

I love my Asus Eee PC 1008HA Seashell 10.1" pearl black netbook that we bought weeks ago! I’ll be celebrating my 30th birthday five days from now, and this is an early birthday and Christmas treat for me! I am fascinated by its stylish and seamless overall look. It is exceptionally small, thin, light and fun to carry around. Now I can really go anywhere in style with my Asus Eee PC Seashell.

See what my new netbook looks like -

Asus Eee PC 1008HA notebook review

The Design and Feel

Asus Eee PC 1008HA design is inspired by the curves of a seashell which gives it a clean and distinct appearance. It is sleek-looking with a high gloss finish that makes it smudge-free. It is just 2.4 lbs light and measures an inch at its thickest point (which is quarter of an inch thicker than the Macbook Air). I feel comfortable bringing this anywhere.

The keyboard, which is 92% of a full sized keyboard, is extremely satisfying to use. The Wi-Fi and touchpad on/off buttons is just above the keyboard. Its chrome rocker button and unique dimple-laden trackpad supports multi-touch gestures responds with a firm click.

Asus Eee PC 1008HA netbook design

Asus Eee PC Seashell has a smooth side since all the ports are hidden behind those tiny flaps. It is where the USB ports, mic, headphone, mini VGA and Ethernet ports are located. On the underside of the netbook sits the VGA adapter dongle.

The Specifications and Performance

The Asus Eee PC 1008HA works the same as every other netbook. I can do my daily activities such as using Microsoft Office, emailing, blogging, and even working on online projects. My husband and my kids can listen to music, play Internet games and watch a movie.

Asus Eee PC 1008HA laptop netbook review

  • Genuine Microsoft Windows XP
  • 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280 @ 1.66GHz
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM, 160GB hard drive + 10GB Eee Storage
  • 10.1" LED Backlight screen (1024x600 resolution) Color-Shine/Glossy Screen Technology
  • 1 Mini VGA Connector, 2 USB 2.0, 1 LAN RJ-45, 2 Audio Jack (Head Phone / Mic-in), Card Reader: MMC/ SD(SDHC)
  • 802.11 B/G/N Wi-Fi, 10/100Mbps Ethernet, Bluetooth
  • 1.3 megapixel webcam
  • 6 hours of life non-removable, rechargeable Li-Polymer battery
  • Dimensions: 10.32 (W) x 7.01 (D) x 1.01 (H) inches
  • Weight: 1.1Kg(2.42lbs)

I find my Asus Eee PC 1008HA Seashell aesthetically pleasing and cheaper than other high-priced rival netbooks. With a thin and light design and long life, this Seashell is most enticing netbook from Asus. Paying Php 24,000 (approximately $530) for the great design and performance makes it a worthy-purchase.

I even got these products for FREE - a Globe Tattoo Broadband Kit, a Canon iP1300 Printer and a Portable External DVDRW Drive.

Free Globe Tattoo Broadband Kit, Canon iP1300 Printer, Portable External DVD-RW Drive

+ Thanksgiving Note

Even if my family have our own desktop PCs, it feels great that each one of us now owns a netbook - my older brother with his HP Mini which he won from their company raffle, and my 3 sisters with an Asus Eee PC notebook. Recently, Mama got herself a new cellphone and a new car! Yes, it's really an early Christmas for all of us! Amidst everything... we remain blessed and for all these and more, I am thankful.


verabear said...

Looks like you got yourself a nice new toy there :) I always look at the laptops in the shops but I can't justify getting one for myself! Specially with the expenses I've made on my PC, hehe.

David Funk said...

Wow! Another blogger birthday? Many bloggers I know have celebrated there birthdays recently.

Well, we are both Sagittarius because my birthday is three days before yours! So in case I forget, happy advanced birthday to you my dear friend!

Congrats on the great looking new laptop you have now, too!

Liz said...

Wow! Laptop is my number one wishlist. Hehe. Good for you to have that netbook with lots of freebies. By the way po:

Thank you for being one of the sponsors. Here is the latest update:

In connection to this, I am requesting you to send your spon$ored amount to on or before December 1 so that I can finalize the prizes.

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shaine said...

My hubby bought the same yesterday at the amount of 2,400 nis equivalent to 24,000 pesos.
He like it because it has a 11 hours battery and very light.

We have already 3 Laptop, I don't know what I'm going to do with the other one, maybe I'll send to my mother.

Anyway sis, Congratz to your new toy!

hopeful said...

Congrats sis! yes it's really a worthy purchase ang daming freebies.

I'm thinking also of replacing my old one if mgkapera.

Good luck!

czaroma said...

@ verabear, love my laptop so much! hehehe... maybe you'll get to buy next year :)

@ david, birthday greetings to you also! again, thanks so much for the post :)

@ liz, I'm glad to be one of your contest sponsors. great contest and I'll be joining it too :)

@ shaine, this laptop is really a good buy!

@ hopeful, thanks! ipon muna so you can buy a new one too :)

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