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Asus Eee PC 1008HA

Asus Eee PC 1008HA
alaScore 86

524 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 524 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the screen and performance are generally positive. The battery and design are also appreciated.

portability, design, battery, performance, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus Eee PC 1008HA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review Asus Eee PC 1008HA Netbook


The pretty boy. Asus, the "netbook pioneer", constantly extends i

Great design; Port covers; Good keyboard; Very energy efficient; Predominantly very quiet; Low heat development

Below-average display; Sensitive surfaces; Battery permanently built-in; Poor accessibility of components; Stiff touchpad key

Is enormous, but no model is so light with a similarly long battery life. The similarly light Aspire One D250 only has a 24Wh battery and clearly gets hotter. The particular unique selling points of the 1008HA are not necessarily sales relevant. The...

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Asus EeePC 1008HA


Slim, sleek and very stylish the Asus Seashell is a good performer too.

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ASUS Eee PC 1008HA Seashell (Windows 7)


Extremely thin, light design, Spacious keyboard, Speedy hard drive, Unique touchpad

Less battery life than XP version, Relatively expensive for netbook, VGA port requires adapter, Battery not user replaceable


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Review Update: ASUS Eee PC 1008HA with Windows 7


We were one of the first to bring you a review of the thin and light Eee PC 1008HA "Seashell" netbook. We decided to take a second look at this popular ultraportable now that ASUS has re-released it with Windows 7 Home Premium. Can a new operating...

Windows 7 boosts "snappiness ; More RAM than previous model ; Larger, faster hard drive

Still using Atom N280 processor ; VGA adapter is a mixed blessing ; Basically the same as before

In short, this update to the Eee PC 1008HA gives you more reasons to make a purchase if you were already on the fence ... but if you weren't interested in this netbook last time you probably won't buy it this time around either

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Asus Eee 1008HA Seashell


Strip away the plastic shell, aluminum cladding and Chiclet-style keys, and every netbook boils down to almost exactly the same hardware. They all seem to share about 90 percent of their DNA – which is why many companies are starting to look past the...

Thin ; lightweight design; functional keyboard and multi-touch-capable trackpad; minimal preinstalled clutter; respectable netbook performance

Needs hard-to-find drivers to enable true multi-touch; non-removable battery; deeply recessed ports

The Seashell proves that netbooks don't just have to be cheap, they can be lust worthy, too.

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ASUS Eee PC 1008HA (Seashell)


ASUS' new premium Eee PC is strikingly thin, but you'll need to make some compromises.

The Eee PC 1008HA Seashell is one of the slimmest and most attractive netbooks on the market, and with the latest Intel Atom processor and more than five hours of battery life, it has the brains and brawn to match its beauty. While it falls short of...

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Asus Eee PC 1008HA


With minilaptop competition heating up, even Asus--the company that practically invented the Netbook--has to step up its game. While the internal components will be familiar, the new Eee PC 1008HA (also known called the Seashell) represents a radical...

New slim design; clever hidden ports and connections; thin LED screen

Near the upper end of the Netbook price scale; hidden ports and VGA dongle can take a little effort to access

Asus reinvents its iconic Netbook with the slim, attractive Eee PC 1008HA, a bold experiment that largely works.

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ASUS Eee PC 1008HA Seashell Review


Once again, ASUS managed to impress our editors with their attention to build quality in the Eee PC line of netbooks. The glossy black plastics suffer from very little flex and the keyboard is as firm as even the best business-class notebooks on the...

Thin and light ; Excellent battery life ; Cool built-in VGA adapter

Integrated battery ; Weak VGA output performance at HD resolutions ; Bad touchpad buttons

Still, what the 1008HA lacks in performance, it makes up for in finishing touches. The thin and light design, extreme battery life, and nearly full size keyboard make the Seashell Eee PC a very attractive travel laptop. If you can overlook the...

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Asus EEE PC 1008HA – a fancy 10″ Seashell netbook


Asus 1008HA Seashell review summary Most netbooks from Asus look good but are made to be more practical than fancy. Thus, some design elements might not be just as perfect as you'd want them or the actual...

very slim (up to 1 inch) and light (2.4 pounds) ; fancier looking than the standard 10″ netbook ; 10 inch display and 1024 x 600 px ; powerful enough hardware for everyday applications: N280 CPU, 1 GB of RAM, 160 GB hard drive ; good connectivity:...

battery life is OK, but not great: up to 5 hours in real life tests (6 hours on paper) ; screen is glossy so using it in strong light conditions won't be pleasant ; the device is 10-15% more expensive than a standard 10″ netbook ; this device lacks the...

Most netbooks from Asus look good but are made to be more practical than fancy. Thus, some design elements might not be just as perfect as you'd want them or the actual product might not be just as slim. And in order to satisfy their more pretentious...

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Asus Eee PC 1008HA Seashell Netbook Review


Netbooks are becoming all the rage these days, with slimmer designs and higher resolution screens. The latest of the slim bunch is the Asus Eee PC 1008HA Seashell. Does slimmer always mean better? Find out after the break.

Slim design ; Hidden ports and connections ; Bright LED-backlit display

Non-removable battery ; Mini VGA to VGA dongle can be lost easily

The Asus Eee PC 1008HA doesn't have the new Intel Pinetrail platform with enhanced graphics and processor speed, but that doesn't mean it isn't a good buy. You'll be able to find the 1008HA Seashell at for around $400. We expect the price to...

Product Specifications

This Eee PC 1000 offers even more options to users for unique user experiences. Users will be able to enjoy stable and reliable computing on-the-go; 6 hours of battery life and high speed 802.11n connectivity makes it the ideal traveling companion for outdoor activities. The large 10.1" display provides comfortable viewing, and a keyboard that's 92% sized of generic notebooks make for easier typing and relaxing usage.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone/Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):5hour(s)/6hour(s)
Technology:Lithium polymer

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:10.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):25.7cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 600
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver


Model:1008HA Seashell/1008HAB/Seashell 1008HA / 1008HA Seashell
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS Eee PC

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard


Data Bus Speed:667MHz/945MHz


Color:Black/Pearl black/Pearl blue/Pearl pink/Pearl white/Pink/Pink / Blue/White


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Bluetooth / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n (draft)/802.11b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/802.11b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/802.11b/g/n / Bluetooth

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium/Microsoft Windows 7 Starter/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition


Clock Speed:1.66GHz
Processor Number:N280


Installed Size:1GB/2GB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/250GB/320GB
Notebook Type:Netbook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950