Asus has officially introduced its redesigned Asus Eee PC 1002HA , a gorgeous looking netbook that first appeared on the web back in October.
The sleek new chassis owes its good looks to a brushed black (er, ‘Agent Grey’) aluminum LCD cover and palm rest in an attempt to bring "a touch of elegance to every day computing" in a lightweight package weighing just 2.6 pounds and measuring 1-inch thick.
The Netbook weights around 1.2 Kg and is just an inch thick. It is slimmer and offers better battery life than the previous ones in this series. It has a glossy black finish and aluminum LCD cover and palm rest. Its hybrid engine lets you trade performance for battery life. You can change the modes from Super Performance, High Performance and power Saving just by push of a button. It is powered by Intel Atom N270 1.6 GHz processor and comes with 1Gb RAM and 160 GB HDD. It has a 10 inch backlit LED display of 1024 X 600 resolution. It has a large gesture enabled touchpad which is one of the best as available in netbooks. It also has a 4 in 1 Memory card reader along with 3 USB slots, Ethernet port, headphone and VGA slot. A 1.3 MP webcam, bluetooth and Wireless LAN is also included.It can deliver upto 5 hours of battery backup which is pretty good.
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Asus says you can expect up to five hours of unplugged computing time on its custom-made two-cell 4200mAh polymer battery.
The Eee PC 10002HA is available now through the usual outlets with an MSRP set at $499.