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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.

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7 replies on “Asus Eee PC 1008HA user manual now available”

  1. In my experience you can pretty much always take about 30-40% off the listed battery life. They must measure it with the laptop idling and the screen dimmed.

  2. Non user replacable batteries suck donkeyballs, because:
    – batteries are consumables, that need fairly frequent replacement
    – you might want to bring another battery, or keep one charging and one in.
    – one that isn’t mentioned often enough: if you get your device wet, you can’t remove the battery to save it (if you let it dry without the battery you still have a chance it’s OK). You’ll just have to watch it die. Happened to me once, don’t want to see it again.

    1. Your one bad experience, due to your negligence in getting your device wet doesn’t, warrant “suck donkeyballs” status. You do!

      1. You must have read all of my post, since you responded to the last point I mentioned. What is your position on the first two? And I’d like to talk to you again when it happens to you.
        It’s not like I put it in the toilet and pissed on it, you know. This stuff just happens, especially when you take it out a lot. Imagine a nice terras and a first-day waiter spilling drinks on your beloved, dataholding device and just having to see it burn away, knowing that you might have saved it by removing the battery…

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