updated 09:45 am EDT, Wed August 5, 2009
Eee PC 1101HA now in US
The first Eee PC branded 11.6-inch netbook from ASUS, the 1101HA, is now being sold in the US. The netbook was originally slated for a late June release, at least in Europe. Part of the Seashell line due to its slim and tapered form factor, the netbook uses a 1.33GHz Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM and a 1366x768 display resolution. Only available in black, the netbook uses a six-cell battery and weighs just over 3lbs.
The 160GB hard drive is preloaded with Windows XP Home, though users also get 10GB of online storage for a limited time from ASUS. There is a VGA output, three USB ports, and an SDHC memory card reader. A 1.3-megapixel webcam with mic is integrated, there is multi-touch support on the trackpad and users have a choice of connecting to the Internet via an Ethernet connection or Wi-Fi. Bluetooth 2.1 is accounted for as well.
The Eee PC 1101HA is priced at $430 at Newegg.