The Asus Eee PC 1008P Karim Rashid Edition is an ultrathin netbook that’s pretty much the same shape and size as the Eee PC 1008HA. But while you can’t easily replace the battery on the Eee PC 1008HA, the 1008P has a battery door that lets you remove the battery and swap it out for a replacement. And it looks like Asus will be shipping the netbook with two 3 cell batteries in at least a few countries.

Swapping out batteries in the middle of a session isn’t exactly convenient. But it is one way to double your computing time. And since Asus says the Eee PC 1008P gets up to 5.5 hours of run time on a single battery, that theoretically means you could use the netbook for up to 11 hours without stopping to charge. Of course, battery estimates are usually inflated, but 8 or 9 hours doesn’t seem unreasonable.

via Eee, Netbook Italia, and Blogeee

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8 replies on “Asus Eee PC 1008P comes with 2 batteries… in Italy and France”

  1. Hah! 11 hours my ass! This thing drains after just 3 hours for me. I can’t even get through all my classes without the darn thing dying.

  2. I want to buy an extra battery, but where? I live in the United States and would like to know what to order and from whom! I need the part number of the battery so I can be sure I am getting the correct one.

  3. AA battery idea still the best. Oh – what are you doing with your Gecko Edubook that you tested? Did you ever try a PATA RunCore SSD with it? Or Cruchbang Linux? Hmmm, Want to sell it, if so, how much (I know of a non-profit that is looking for something like that device)?

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