Asus cracks out of its shell with Air-esque Eee PC
Slaps Eee moniker on PCs, storage, sticks...
Cebit 09 Asus stuck with its beside-the-seaside theme this week when it unveiled its latest 10in Eee PC netbook, the 1008HA, at Cebit.
Asus' Eee 1008HA: inspired by MacBook Air?
The 1in-thick device weighs in at 1.1kg and has a 92 per cent scaled keyboad. Asus chairman Jonney Shih said the device took its inspiration from a seashell, and the device does indeed come in what the vendor describes as “a luxe pearlescent casing that gives off a captivating sheen”.
Asus Eee PC and friend
A description which could equally be applied to the model the vendor had parading the device in front of journalists at Cebit. However, she doesn't include a digital array mic, SRS Premium Sound, 1.3Mp camera, or 802.11n, Bluetooth and WiMax connectivity.
Will Apple sue?
The Taiwanese vendor certainly used the show to squeeze every last drop of brand equity out of Eee. The three letters were plastered on everything from a 1l desktop PC, a 2TB NAS box, a videophone and something called the Eee Stick which appears to be some sort of wireless gaming controller, and nothing to do with the Eee girl at all. ®
Why is it that is someone produces a slightly this or that computer is ripping of A or B
I dont hear anyone claiming the latestes GM, Toyota etc is a blatant rip of a car that Henry Ford or Mr Daimler once produced?
innvoation died out when "personal computing" when from niche/boutique manufacturers to the day when IBM crashed the party and made everything corporate and beige!
and, no one ever seems to day Paris Hilton, she is just like some other **** from the the 50s?
Re; Oh dear...
Excluding any social skills for a moment she does have a great rack!!!
@Robert E A Harvey
>But does it have an ethernet port? USB x ? Firewire ? is there a dvdwriter in the box ? is the battery swappable ?
Firewire is well dead matey, but yes on swappable battery, it has 2x USB & a 10/100 eth.
Other missing details of interest.....
Screen is a 10" 1024 X 600, it has a multi-touch trackpad, VGA port & SD reader - CPU is a 1.6odd Atom.
......and like most of the more recent Asus EEE PC line, it is actually manufactured by Quanta - the same folk who make the MacBook Air.
Asus had announced that they had release too many models already that looked similar to each other and were trying to standardize on some components [the popular 1000He uses the same casing as some older models now].
Someone asked about features. I don't think any netbooks have an optical drive. The typical Asus netbook system has 1GB of memory [up to 2GB - limitation of the processor], probably has the N280, probably 3 USB ports, mic and headphone jacks, touchpad, VGA port and the typical 1024*600 resolution.
If it's like the 1000HE, it has a typical battery life of 7 hours - tweakable to 9.5 hours. Probably initially Win XP with a possible Linux model.
Now can someone fix the typos?
Oh, sorry, very nice piece of kit. Sorry! I mean attractive finish that just cries out to be stroked...I'll get my coat.