Asus has recently launched their newest set of skinny netbooks – the 1005HA series. These 10″ netbooks will be part of the Seashell family, which includes the 1008HA model, and can come in either white, black, pink, or blue.
The netbooks in the 1005HA series will be more customizable, as users will have greater flexibility in choosing a processor and an operating system. Users will be able to choose between either an Intel Atom N270 or N280 processor and between either the Windows XP or GNU Linux operating system.
Other tech specs of the 1005HA include: either a 0.3 or 1.3-megapixel webcam, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, two USB ports, and an MMC/SD(SDHC) card reader.
These netbooks will also have replaceable batteries. Users will be able to choose either a three-celled battery or one of the two six-celled batteries. The three-celled battery is rumored to run for roughly 4 hours, while the two six-celled batteries are rumored to be able to run for roughly 8.5 and 10.5 hours.
Pricing and availability in the U.S. is not yet available, but the 1005HA-M (with the N270 processor) is rumored to be priced around €299 and the 1005HA-H (with the N280 processor) is rumored to be priced around €349 in France, where the netbooks are rumored to be released in late July of 2009.