Eee PC 1005HR and 1005HA Business Edition Introduced By Asus Japan

Asus_1005HA_WhiteAsus has been known as the company who put the ‘netbook’ into the consumers’ hands. They almost single-handedly created this extremely popular segment. And now they are trying to upgrade and adapt fast, as the market remains depressed and volatile.

The Eee PC 1005HA has been, one of the most successful netbooks in the market. It has certainly made Asus a lot of money. It is one of the best-selling Eee PC models and everytime Asus tries something new, it adds it to the Eee PC 1005HA. So now we have a new Eee PC that has HD screen and it has been added to the 10.1” 1005HA model, which is now called the Eee PC 1005HR. The 1366×768 display is coupled with WiFi (b/g/n) and a 1.66GHz Atom N280 CPU. The 6-cell battery gives you 8.5hours of battery life.

Asus has gone ahead and done another interesting thing. Instead of upgrading all their models to Windows 7, they have taken the 1005HA model once again and changed it into the Eee PC 1005HA Business Edition. Asus has decided to remain with XP and change it to XP Professional to give business users all the functionality they want. That, 2GB RAM and a silver-black chassis are the only things separating the Business Edition from the regular 1005HA.

While it is easy to see through this, the portability and the convenience of a netbook are undeniable. So this $715 device just might click with a few business buyers.

Both these models were released in Japan around the Windows 7 launch. The regular models are all available with Windows 7 all over the US, Europe and Asia.