Asus Eee PC 1005HA (Seashell)

Asus Eee PC 1005HA (Seashell)

The all-new Asus Eee PC 1005HA (Seashell) promises to strike a perfect balance between being a lightweight elegant model and a functional one. It is touted as one of the best models in the Eee PC family.

The Asus Eee PC 1005HA (Seashell) comes with a one-year standard warranty and a whole lot of other exciting features like:

1>: Genuine Windows XP operating system
2> The powerhouse performer Intel Atom N280 Processor 1.66GHz (667MHz FSB) with 1GB DDR2 SDRAM (667MHz) memory, an internal storage of 160GB 5400 rpm SATA HDD plus 10GB Eee Online Storage
3> The display is a fascinating 10.1-inch diagonal WSVGA (1024×600)  with Intel GMA 950 graphics
4> For better connectivity, the laptop comes with a wireless: Broadcom 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
5> There is a 4-in-1 media card slot and other ports and connectors like (3) USB 2.0 ports, VGA OUT, power connector, RJ-45/Ethernet (Gigabit), stereo headphone/line out, stereo microphone in, 1.3 megapixel webcam
6> The dimensions are (H x W x D): 0.89-1.40 x 10.2 x 6.9 inches (including feet) with a weight of 2.8 lbs (not including weight of AC adapter).
7>It has a 6-cell Lithium-Ion battery (5600mAh, 63Wh) fitted to it. It is a high-capacity removable battery.

Design

The Eee PC has a clamshell chassis design with a solid built, is a little thicker with a removable battery. All its ports are easily accessible. The plastics in glossy black doesn’t suffer from flex and the keyboard is very firmly built.

There is an easy-access RAM cover. For upgrading the RAM in the laptop all that is required is the removal of one screw on the access panel on the bottom of the netbook.

Screen

The machine has a display panel with a 1024×600 native resolution with standard LED-backlights. The glossy screen provides a good color scheme and excellent contrast, but glare and reflections occurring indoors in strong lights and outdoors in direct sunlight can be problematic. Average vertical viewing angles, with minimal color distortion when observed from below and some over-exposed colors observing from above are also experienced. Horizontal viewing angles are better with colors staying accurate at extremely wide viewing angles.

Keyboard and Touchpad

The 1005HA Seashell has a 92% of full size keyboard where keys are slightly smaller than the keys on an average notebook with the spacing between them limited.

The Synaptics touchpad allows users to use multi-figure gestures. The Synaptics control panel in Windows also lets them customize these gestures. The touchpad surface is covered in dots making it too rough for fast finger movement. The touchpad buttons have extremely shallow feedback, so it isn’t always easy to detect whether you have pressed a button or not.

Audio Quality

The in-built speaker is excellent producing good volume with minimal distortion even at higher volume levels. The speakers lack much bass, but the range of highs and midtones are decent.

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