The Asus Eee PC 1008HA user manual is now available from the Asus support site. There aren’t a ton of surprises in the manual, but one thing I did notice is the unusual placement of the ports on this computer. In order to give the ultrathin laptop a sleek look, Asus opted to cover up most of the expansion ports with little plastic doors that you have to open in order to plug in headphones, mics, Ethernet cables, or USB devices.
That doesn’t bother me, but the VGA connector seems to be rather awkwardly placed. It’s on the bottom of the netbook, which means you’ll need to pull open a door and plug in an adapter that will stick out behind the Eee PC 1008HA if you want to use an external display. You can see what I mean in the picture after the break.
Update: Netbook Choice points out that the manual also indicates the Eee PC 1008HA has a non-user replaceable battery. In other words, you’ll need to send the computer to the manufacturer for repair if you have a problem with the battery, and good luck finding a third party extended battery for this netbook. On the bright side, the battery should provide up to 6 hours of run time, so an extended battery might not be necessary.
You can read more about the Asus Eee PC 1008HA in the Liliputing Product Database.