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ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005PE-PU17-BK

Asus started the netbook revolution in 2007 with the original Eee PC and they continue to be a leader in the netbook market with their Eee PC line.  The Eee PC Seashell uses a high-density battery and the ASUS Super Hybrid Engine to get up to an amazing 14 hours of unplugged usage.  And, at a mere 2.8 pounds it’ll be ideal to take on that flight to Australia. ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005PE PU17 BK

The Eee Seashell comes with the Intel Atom N450 processor, which is a single core chip running at 1.66 GHz and using 512 KB of L2 cache.   The Atom N450 integrates the display, graphics and memory controllers with the CPU for speedy performance and higher efficiency.

The netbook comes with a 10.1″ LED backlight LCD display running at 1024×600 resolution.  The display is ultra-bright ultra-thin for great readability and portability.  ASUS also offers a 30-day flawless display guarantee.  Any defective pixel, and ASUS will replace the display at no cost to you.

On a netbook, connectivity is a very important factor.  The Eee PC Seashell comes with built-in 802.11 b/g/n wireless adapter, and Windows 7 Starter Edition for great connectivity wherever a WiFi connection is available.   The system also comes with Bluetooth V 2.1 + EDR support for an external mouse or other Bluetooth device.

For storage the system comes with a 250GB internal hard drive and 500 GB of ASUS WebStorage to give you enough space for all your videos, digital pictures and music.  With ASUS WebStorage you can access your files anywhere there is an Internet connection.  You can also set up accounts to share your pictures with family and friends anywhere they are. A plug-and-play flash slot, which supports MMC/SD/SDHC cards, gives you expanded storage capabilities in case the 750 GB is not enough.  Also, makes for easy transfer of digital pictures to your machine.

The Eee PC Seashell sports 1GB of memory that’s expandable to 2GB.  For netbook applications this is more than enough memory.

Want to video chat with your friends and family, or do a face-to-face chat with a business associate? This netbook comes with a built-in webcam and microphone to make that happen.

External ports include a VGA port to attach an external monitor, 3 high-speed USB 2.0 ports for your USB peripherals, 1 RJ45 Ethernet port, and the aforementioned audio and microphone jacks. A 92% full-size chiclet keyboard makes for easy input of web addresses and email.

If your system becomes corrupted by a virus or malware, just hit F9 three times during boot up to easily recover to the factory default system.  With the 500 GB web storage for back up, you can be back up and running from where you left off in no time.

Finally, the system comes with a 1-year global warranty, a 6-month battery warranty and 24-7 tech support in addition to the 30-day Flawless Display guarantee.

The ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005PE-PU17-BK can be found online for about $375.

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