The Asus Eee PC 1005HA is currently the best selling netbook on the market, and for very good reasons.
The Asus 1005HA was announced just a short while after the Asus 1008HA model, which introduced the very popular “SeaShell” design.
This new SeaShell design dramatically changed how the Eee PC range of netbooks looked, making them a lot more stylish and highend. The Asus 1005HA features the same Seahsell design as the 1008HA but differs in design by one key element. The battery in the 1008HA was fixed, and non-removable, that changed with the 1005HA, as it features a standard removable 6-cell battery that can provide very long battery life.
The battery life is quoted as either 8.5 hours (1005HA-VU1X), or 10.5 hours (1005HA-PU1X) depending on the version of the 1005HA. In intensive battery drain tests the larger battery managed to last nearly 7 hours, taking it to the top of the table compared to other netbooks.
Specification wise the Asus 1005HA features the Intel Atom N280 1.66GHz CPU, 1GB of DDR2 RAM (upgradeable to 2GB), a 160GB hard drive (5400rpm) + 10GB of online data storage. It measures 10.3 x 7.1 x 1.1 – 1.4 inches, weighs 2.9 lbs and features a 10.1-inch LED backlit LCD with a 1,024 x 600 pixel resolution.
The Asus 1005HA have received many very impressive reviews when it has been constantly rated very highly. Cnet gave it their editors choice award, and awarded it 4 out of five (excellent). It was rated very highly on all areas, especial the long battery life, design and also it’s price, offering great value for money. It’s easy to see why the Asus Eee PC 1005HA is the best selling netbook.