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Designer netbooks are all the rage, apparently. Today’s new model is designed by Karim Rashid, and it’s all kinds of glossy, crocodile skin sexy.

Available in both chocolate brown and hot pink tones, the Asus Eee PC 1008P’s shell is painted up like a crocodile handbag straight out of Neiman Marcus. It’s essentially an upmarket version of the 1008HA.

Apart from its enhanced looks, the 1008P also sports a chiclet style keyboard and a slick slide-out battery (which you can check out in the pictures after the break).

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The 1008P’s edges are kept clean by hiding less-frequently used ports, like ethernet and the DB15 VGA connector. The ethernet jack is hidden behind a door, and the VGA connector is attached to a mini-USB cable and stashed on the underside. (Thanks to Hardware Zone for the pink images)

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Pink not your thing? Fudzilla has shared some images (albeit small) of the more “manly” brown version.

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via Netbooked

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2 replies on “Asus Eee PC 1008P is a high-fashion Pinetrail netbook”

  1. Looks like it has lost its screen bezel. If the non-designer comes without the fingerprint magnet gloss paint, the 1008p will be the best looking netbook out.

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