Asus has posted an official product page for the Eee PC 1005HA, which it’s calling a “Seashell” netbook, a name previously reserved for the Eee PC 1008HA. But at first glance, the Eee PC 1005HA looks almost exactly like the 1008HA. The primary difference is that the Eee PC 1005HA is a tad thicker and heavier than the recently launched Eee PC 1008HA, and the newer model also has a user replaceable battery.

In fact, while the Eee PC 1008HA has a battery tucked away inside the netbook that requires an Asus technician or a really serious hacker to replace, the Eee PC 1005HA will come with a choice of batteries. You can get a 3 cell, 23W/h battery that Asus says will run for up to 4 hours, or a 6 cell, 48W/h battery that’s good for 8.5 hours. And if that ain’t enough for you, there’s also an optional 63W/h battery that will run for up to 10.5 hours.

The Eee PC 1005HA will measure 10.3″ x 7″ x 1.4″ and weigh between 2.4 and  and 2.8 pounds depending on the battery. I comes in four colors: white, black, pink and blue.

You can read more about the Asus Eee PC 1005HA in the Liliputing Product Database.

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9 replies on “Asus launches Eee PC 1005HA product page”

  1. Apparently, some new software called “Eee Docking” is included as well. It has several components called:

    Eee @Vibe
    Eee Sharing
    Eee Experience
    Eee Tools

    See pages 3-7 through 3-9 of the first manual I pointed out for more info about these.

  2. The English-language manual for the 1005HA is now gdirectly available via ftp at:

    This is not listed as a download on the product page. FWIW, the drivers have also been available by ftp as well since the very initial support page went up, but no downloads were listed on it.

    Some interesting things like the button to the upper left of the keyboard that toggles the trackpad on/off.

    Also, the thing apparently eats 19V instead of 12V.

  3. It looks like Asus finally got it right with the keyboard (full size right shift key) and learned how to “add lightness.” If the bigger batteries are well implemented, this could be an interesting alternative to the 1000HE.

  4. I’m pretty sure it’s a glossy screen. I am confused, however, because the pictures on the site linked above for the 1005HA and the 1008HA look different. The 1005 doesn’t have the flip-down cover (exposed ports), for one. Do the larger batteries stick out or change the shape, I wonder? Is the HD user-replaceable with a SSD? I wish the bezel around the LCD was white on the white ones…even though it might make it harder to look at in the sun, I guess, though if you have a white book you’re going to be blinded anyway.

  5. Is the screen matte or gloss finish? I’d love to see reviews and notes like this include that information. For some of us, it’s actually a make or break feature. I can’t stand gloss screens and I have no idea why they’ve become nearly universal. I like what I see about this model, but if it’s a gloss screen, it’s off my list for consideration.

    1. My personal conspiracy theory (founded on “0” actual facts or information) is that glossy screens must be used in digital picture frames (and DVD players) and that, therefore, there must be train loads of them moulering in warehouses and available dirt cheap. I’m guessing that may also explain the new trend toward the 16:9 format.

      Personally, I don’t mind glossy screens that much, and have even got by with brief outdoor use with one (in shade on sunny day). I’m talking about a Lenovo 3000 N100, which I assume must be as glossy as most glossy screens. I’ve never tried a glass covered screen.

      1. Lol, might be something to that, 0 actual facts aside. It makes sense from a cost standpoint, but it doesn’t make me like it. Well, at least there’s still the 1000HE. I just liked the keyboard on this one better. Can’t win them all, right?

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