The Asus Eee PC 1008P Karim Rashid Edition is a designer netbook that features the same basic layout as the Asus Eee PC 1008HA. On the inside, it’s basically the same netbook as the Eee PC 1005PE, with an Atom N450 processor, 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, 1GB of RAM, 250GB hard drive, and Windows 7 Starter Edition. But the thin and light design is more like the 1008HA — if the 1008HA had a designer casising.
The 1008P Karim Rashid edition has a distinctive design that comes in a handful of colors including pink, brown and black.
I got a chance to check out the Karim Rashid netbook at CES, but Pierre at Blogeee has gone a little further and posted an unboxing video and photoset showcasing this designer netbook, along with some battery and performance test results
Pierre’s review unit is a brown model which he says is completely fingerprint-resistant.
For the most part, the layout of the netbook is exactly the same as the original Eee PC 1008HA. But Pierre has confirmed that there’s a spot on the bottom of the laptop that lets you access the battery — something you can’t do on the 1008HA. The notebook also seems to get decent battery life, with up to 5 and a half hours of run time with WiFi enabled.
You can find more details and tests results at Blogeee.