Asus has launched the Eee PC Seashell Karim Rashid (1008P) , designed by designer Karim Rashid.

The Eee PC Seashell Karim Rashid, according to Asus, reflects the company's commitment to design products that appeal to the five human senses, with an emphasis on vision and touch. To achieve this, Asus’ industrial designers have had to pioneer a plethora of material, production, and textural innovations, such as the combination of rubber paint, in mold roller (IMR), and metallic materials to create thoroughly unique finishes.

“The Eee PC 1008P Karim Rashid is a premium offering from Asus targeted at fashion conscious individuals who are looking for a stylish netbook. With its unique styling and abundant appeal, the Eee PC 1008P sets itself apart from any other netbook in the market today and is sure to attract admiration wherever it goes. It features Asus unique innovations like Super Hybrid Engine for power saving and Express Gate for instant internet access. Keeping in sync with its premium positioning, it also has enough computing power to deliver an engaging user experience.”, commented Mr. Stanley Wu – Country Head, System Business, Asus (India) about the launch of this latest netbook from Asus.

The netbook is encased from top to bottom in an organic Digi-Wave chassis offering striking looks and robust protection. It is designed to stimulate all five human senses, including the sense of touch, which is often overlooked in the PC domain. The Eee PC Seashell Karim Rashid sets itself apart from other netbooks through its innovative finishes and is available in matte Coffee Brown finish which has two layers: a Coffee Brown bottom layer sprinkled with gold glitter, and a soft-to-the-touch upper layer of translucent rubber paint.

The Eee PC Seashell Karim Rashid features 10.1” frameless LED backlit display and an ergonomic chiclet keyboard. It features the new power-saving Intel Atom N450 CPU, which works in tandem with Asus’ exclusive Super Hybrid Engine energy management technology. The Eee PC Seashell Karim Rashid also offers near-instant access to the Internet with the inclusion of Express Gate, an ancillary operating system that boots up in seconds. Express Gate allows users to make Skype calls, surf the web, browse photos, play online games, engage in instant messaging, and much more.

Read our review of the Eee PC Seashell Karim Rashid here.

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