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Asus Debuts With 1005HE-WS And 1005HE-WS, New Windows 7 Starter Eee PC Netbooks




We knew it was just a matter of time until netbooks would eventually show up with Windows 7 bundled inside, and now that Microsoft’s superb operating system is officially up – looks like Redmond’s moment of truth has finally come. The new Seashell style models the Taiwanese actively plan for a mid-November launch are the 1005HR-WS and 1005HE-WS, which both include a 10.1-inch display, along with an Atom N280 processor, 1GB of RAM, 802.11b/g/n WiFi connectivity, Bluetooth, a 0.3MP webcam and a 6-cell battery with up to 8.4 hours of working life. However, while the 1005HR-WS packs a WXGA platform (1366 x 768 resolution) and 250GB hard drive storage, its fellow, the 1005HE-WS, boasts a WSVGA flavor (whatever that means) and either 250GB HDD or 160GB HDD, to pick at your choice. Japan prices mention ¥49,800 ($545) for the “HR” edition, as “HE” buns will run for ¥46,800 ($510) or ¥44,800 ($490), depends on size.

Update: We’ve added an unboxing video, courtesy of Netbooked. Check it out after the break.


[via liliputing]

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