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ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005PE-MU27-BK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook (11 Hours of Battery Life)

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  • 1GB DDR2
  • 10.1-inch
  • 1024x600 (WSVGA)
  • Intel ATOM N450 CPU
  • 250 GB

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 26.2 x 17.8 x 3.7 cm ; 1.3 Kg
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 Kg
  • Item model number: 1005PE-MU27-BK
  • ASIN: B003JZC5HY
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: June 14 2010
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #141,819 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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1005PE-MU27-BK/10.1 /1024x600 (WSVGA),(Color-Shine)/Intel ATOM N450 CPU/1GB DDR2/Intel UMA/250GB HDD/No ODD/Windows 7 Starter/802.11 bgn/No BT/0.3M Pixel/48W/h(Up to 11 Hrs)/Included: +500GB Internet Storage/1 Year Global Warranty, (6 mon

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Eee PC 1005PE-M

The 10.1-inch Eee PC 1005PE-M Seashell with Windows 7 Starter shines as the ideal Eee PC for the traveler looking for outstanding wireless connectivity and efficient Eee PC performance. Thanks to ASUS' exclusive Super Hybrid Engine, you can take this mobile phenom wherever you choose and enjoy up to an incredible 11 hours of unplugged freedom.*

The Eee PC 1005PE-M is encased in a smooth pearlescent shell that captivates onlookers and features the next generation Intel Atom N450 processor for outstanding battery life. Plus, it gives you extended comfort with a chiclet keyboard, large palm-rest, and multi-touch trackpad. For more convenience, the Eee PC 1005PE has hotkeys placed above the keyboard – granting you quick access to Wi-Fi and control of the ASUS Super Hybrid Engine that instantly optimizes system performance for the task at hand. Throw in a generous 250GB hard drive with 500GB of ASUS WebStorage** and you get the ability to store, share, and access your important data anytime, anywhere.

ASUS worked closely to make your Windows 7 experience better with groundbreaking utilities such as FastBoot and LocalMe. With ASUS FastBoot technology, this Windows 7-enabled Eee PC starts up fast so you wait less and do more. LocalMe is a GPS-like application that when connected to the internet provides easy access to local areas and gets you where you want to be.

Miles ahead of its competition, the Eee PC 1005PE-M provides unsurpassed battery life and superior portability that liberates you from wall chargers and brings you into the next generation of mobility.

Kindle for PC – Now Pre-Installed on Select ASUS Netbooks

Golden Ratio of 16:9 for Widescreen Movies and Games
Note: item depicited above is the ASUS UL30A-X5K

Read more than 500,000 Kindle books on your ASUS computer with our Kindle for PC application. The app comes pre-installed on select ASUS PCs, and no Kindle is required. Already have a Kindle? With Whispersync, you can access your library of Kindle books, notes, marks, and more on your ASUS. Learn more:

Read Kindle Books on Your Computer

  • Get the best reading experience available on your PC. No Kindle required
  • Access your Kindle books even if you don't have your Kindle with you
  • Automatically synchronizes your last page read and annotations between devices with Whispersync
  • Create new highlights, notes, and bookmarks and manage those created on your Kindle
  • Full screen reading view, color modes, and brightness controls offer an immersive reading experience
See all ASUS laptops and netbooks with the Kindle for PC app pre-installed.





Stylish Design with Exceptional Multimedia Performance and Versatility




Key Features

  • Up to 11 hours of unplugged all-day computing to go further than ever before* (Learn more)
  • ASUS Super Hybrid Engine (SHE) innovatively saves battery life and boosts performance (Learn more)
  • Intel Atom N450 processor is now even more power efficient in combination with ASUS SHE
  • 750GB Hybrid Storage for convenient storage on-the-go 250GB HDD + 500GB ASUS WebStorage** (Learn more)
  • 10.1-inch LED-backlit Color-shine display uses less energy for longer use (Learn more)
  • 92-percent full-size chiclet keyboard for a comfortable and precise typing experience (Learn more)
  • Multi-touch trackpad for intuitive and quick control (Learn more)
  • Stunning looks and convenient mobility with seashell design weighing a mere 2.8 lbs
  • 1GB system memory (easily upgradable to 2GB)
  • High speed Wi-Fi networking (802.11 b/g/n @ 2.4GHz) for wire-free mobility (Learn more)
  • Windows 7 Starter for the most reliable and simplest Windows operating system to date (Learn more)
  • Integrated webcam and digital microphone for video/voice conversations with your friends and family
  • F9 easy recovery for convenient and easy system reinstallation (Learn more)
  • Warranty: 1 year global warranty

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Get up to an Amazing 11 Hours of Battery Life

Golden Ratio of 16:9 for Widescreen Movies and Games Only ASUS has the innovative ASUS Super Hybrid Engine (SHE) that gives you ultimate control of your Eee PC 1005PE-M. With a hot key above the keyboard, you can instantly command the processor to run faster for more performance or conserve speed to prolong battery life. By pairing ASUS SHE with the latest Intel Atom N450 processor, Eee PC 1005PE now provides more performance and battery life than ever before on any Eee PC.

Through its innovative design, the ASUS SHE utility combined with a 6-cell Li-Ion battery, a power-saving LED-backlit display, and an energy-efficient Intel Atom N450 processor deliver up to 11 hours of battery life –the longest to ever be featured on an Eee PC. Imagine enjoying 11 hours flying from Los Angeles to London with your favorite movies and music on a single charge. Imagine 11 hours of wireless freedom and productivity all-day and night- from the bus ride to school, to the time your work for the day is done.

Never again will you scramble to find an outlet or wish you had brought a wall charger, the Eee PC 1005PE-M gives you a reassured peace of mind with mobile power to last nearly all day long.


Get the Big Picture in a Small Frame

Golden Ratio of 16:9 for Widescreen Movies and Games

The Eee PC 1005PE-M features the latest generation of LED-backlit technology for ultra-thin, ultra-bright, and energy-efficient portability and versatility. A brilliant 10.1-inch LED-backlit Color-shine display makes reading documents and surfing the Web comfortable and easy.

With a 1024 x 600 resolution screen, you can coast through most of your favorite web pages without having to resize your browser or scroll left and right. The 1005PE-M also features a brilliant Color-Shine glossy display technology normally found on high-end notebooks so your movies, games, and photos are displayed in true and vibrant colors.



Strikingly Comfortable. Perfectly Concise.

Multitask with Ease with Intel<sup>®</sup> Core™2 Duo Processors Flawlessly smooth, the Eee PC 1005PE-M Seashell draws its inspiration from the curvature of an ocean seashell. Its lustrous and glossy exterior is crafted by In-mold Roller (IR) technology for a stylish yet scratch-resistant surface that’s perfect for everyday use. The eye-catching Eee PC 1005PE-M is specially designed to be ultra compact so you can use it in the smallest areas with ease. Its portable size makes it perfect during long airplane trips, classroom desks, or boardroom meetings.

The Eee PC 1005PE-M Seashell comes with a 92-percent full-size chiclet keyboard with a spacious palm rest that’s ergonomically designed to reduce fatigue and offer a more comfortable experience during prolonged use. It also features a user-friendly multi-touch trackpad that helps you navigate documents and web pages. With a simple touch of your fingertips, you can effortlessly scroll up and down, and zoom in and out, so that every detail is brought front and center with ease.


Easy Connectivity

Golden Ratio of 16:9 for Widescreen Movies and Games The Eee PC 1005PE-M Seashell connects you to your wireless world with built-in 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity and Windows 7 Starter to deliver definitive wireless accessibility.

A spring-loaded Plug-and-Play flash card slot (MMC/SD/SDHC) expands your storage capability so you can view and share your digital photos, videos, and external data files instantly. A built-in 0.3 megapixel webcam and a digital microphone combine to give you clear video conferencing so you can have clear on-the-go video chats with family and friends.


Even More Storage

System wide performance boost The Eee PC 1005PE-M hard drive has been expanded to give you 250GB of storage capacity and comes with an additional 500GB of ASUS WebStorage, a free and secure database to store your treasured data.

ASUS WebStorage allows you to easily share and safeguard your movies, music, and files, so you can access them anywhere in the world that has an internet connection. Create and share additional user accounts that let you securely and safely share your precious stored files, videos, music and more, with friends and family.


Quick Recovery with Just One Key

Ergonomic The Eee PC 1005PE-M makes system reinstallation simple with a built-in recovery program that can restore your system to its original factory settings by simply pressing F9 three times during start-up.

Coupled with ASUS WebStorage, you can easily back-up your data prior to system recovery to pick up wherever you leave off without a hitch.


Eee PC with Windows 7 –Life Made Easier

Anodized brushed aluminum cover Explore the great new features of Windows 7 Starter with the Eee PC 1005PE-M. Featuring optimized energy-saving features and easy-to-use shortcuts, the Windows operating system is redesigned to give you an enhanced user experience making your everyday tasks simpler than ever before. Plus, Windows 7 has easy networking sharing that helps connect you instantly to Wi-Fi hotspots and networking hubs. Share more with friends and surf the Web better with Windows 7 and the Eee PC 1005PE-M.

Windows 7 Starter makes Eee PCs easier to use because it puts less between you and what you want to do – less waiting, less clicking, less hassle connecting to networks. Starter combines the latest in reliability and responsiveness with the familiarity and compatibility of Windows.


A Brand that Sparked a Revolution - The First Netbook

Ergonomic In 2007, the Eee PC forever reshaped the definition of mobile computing.

Birthed from the creativity and engineering brilliance of ASUS innovation, it soon became the must-have netbook across the globe. Following that year, the Eee PC brand grew into a full portfolio of highly sought-after mobile and compact PCs with one goal “to make people’s lives easier.”

The first netbook to market, ASUS has continued to lead this developing category with the longest battery life, exclusive features, and world-class design. Today, Eee products are the upmost symbol of how innovative technology can bring excitement and convenience to every person it touches.



Customer Warranty –The Industry's Most Complete Netbook Care Package

  • 1 year global warranty
  • 6 months battery warranty
  • Free one-way standard shipping
  • 24/7 tech support


  • What's in the Box

  • Eee PC 1005PE-M Seashell (Black)
  • Power Adapter †
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card



  • Specifications

  • Operating System: Windows 7 Starter
  • Display: 10.1-inch LED-Backlit Display (1024 x 600) with Color Shine glossy finish
  • Intel CPU: Intel Atom N450
  • Wireless Data Network: 802.11b/g/n (@ 2.4GHz)
  • Memory: 1GB (upgradeable to 2GB)
  • Hybrid Storage: 250GB HDD + 500GB ASUS WebStorage
  • Camera: 0.3M Pixels
  • Audio: Stereo Speakers, High-Definition Audio CODEC, Built-in digital microphone
  • Storage Cards: 2-in-1 MMC, SD(SDHC) flash card slot
  • Input/Output: 1 x VGA connector, 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x LAN RJ-45, 2 x audio jacks: Headphone & Mic-in
  • Battery: Up to 11 hours Li-Ion battery *
  • Dimensions: 10.31 (W) x 7.01 (D) x 1.02~1.44 (H) inches
  • Weight: 2.80 lbs (with battery)
  • Color: Black


  • * Operation lifetime subject to product model, normal usage conditions and configurations. For more information, please visit http://eeepc.asus.com/global/computing.html. The estimated maximum battery life in Windows 7 is measured with MobileMark 2007. 
    ** ASUS WebStorage is a complimentary trial service for 1 year after registration. Actual storage capacity varies by model.
    † To recharge using the AC power adapter, power plug must be fully pushed into the power socket on the Eee PC until it clicks firmly into place.

    Note: This Eee PC features a glossy finish chassis. Reflections in photos may vary. Color of the chassis is single-toned.

    All specifications and terms are subject to change without notice. Please check with your supplier for exact offers on selected models. Products may not be available in all markets. Product may not be exactly as shown in images.
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    Amazon.com: 68 reviews
    252 of 253 people found the following review helpful
    Decent Netbook ** SEE IMPORTANT EDIT** June 22 2010
    By H. Wang - Published on Amazon.com
    Verified Purchase
    I just purchased this netbook after my previous Asus (the dependable S101) died b/c the screen was damaged by my own carelessness. So with that in mind, here's my quick take on the 1005PE MU27 model, which I received yesterday.

    Pros:
    - Nice feel of the keyboard. Firm and the spacing between the keys did not affect my typing in any way.
    - Attractive cover (I bought the blue colored unit) and look to the machine.
    - Fairly painless installation. The first boot took about 10 min or so, and updating the latest files for Windows 7 starter took about 30 min, not too bad.
    - Based on the 1GB ram usage, surfing the web was a breeze. Watching videos on youtube or playing flash-based games all was fine. But at times I did notice some hiccups when many programs were running so I opted to upgrade to 2GB (see below edit for info).
    - Battery life was very very decent. On a full charge on the high performance mode I managed about 7-8 hours.
    - Quick charge time for battery.
    - Very nice touchpad. Very responsive.
    - Great price point for people looking to do very basic stuff on the computer.

    Mehs:
    - Screen resolution was ok. Not really up to part with the higher end counterparts.
    - Camera is standard 0.3Mb quality
    - Unit is not as 'sleek' compared to my old S-101, which was definitely lighter, more slender, and didn't feel as 'bulky' of sorts vs the 1005PE
    - Click button below touch pad a bit clunky.

    Cons:
    - Windows 7 starter blows. It's fine if you're just going to use this netbook to do basic stuff like surf the web, send emails, or play games on facebook. But not recommended if you're looking to do more extensive things with the netbook.
    - Did I tell you Windows 7 blows? Serious lack of customization. It's lame that you can't even change your desktop wallpaper without downloading some other app to circumvent the problem. Dumb you can't personalize fonts etc.
    - Does not include even a basic cloth cover for the netbook. Even in my previous S101 unit they included at least a cheap little cover for the netbook.
    - Finger print magnet. Better have clean hands when holding this laptop!
    - Feels kind of heavy. It looks small, but weighs more than you think. Definitely outweighs my old S101 by a fair margin. (And boots a bit slower than my old S101, though my old OS was XP, which I still think was great to use).

    Summary
    - Great computer for price conscious folks
    - Great computer for people not looking to do much more than just surf the web, send emails, do basic stuff like type papers etc.
    - Is just fine if you can live with the (many) bare-bones limitations of Windows 7 starter.
    - Won't blow you away, but is a decent all around machine at a reasonable price point

    **EDIT 6/25/10**

    I would also like to point out that I decided to upgrade the RAM on this netbook. It was partially because I wasn't too thrilled with the performance of Windows 7 (I still ABSOLUTELY HATE the lack of customization options on the starter OS. COME ON MICROSOFT!!!). But also I noticed sometimes things got a bit sluggish when I ran multiple programs.

    Anyway I just want to point out I bought the 2GB RAM from Kingston = Kingston ValueRAM 2 GB 800MHz PC2-6400 DDR2 CL5 SODIMM Notebook Memory (KVR800D2S5/2G) (Link Below):

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00102A066/ref=cm_cr_mts_prod_img

    I would strongly recommend anybody who wants a bit more out of this netbook to consider upgrading the memory. I noticed a nice difference in performance after my upgrade. VERY VERY HAPPY that I did so.

    For those of you who aren't aware - the Asus memory comes with 1GB RAM that's upgradable to 2GB. There's only 1 memory slot so you will have to take out the old chip.

    To do so - (REMEMBER UNPLUG COMPUTER AND REMOVE BATTERY BEFORE STARTING THIS PROCESS)
    1. Remove the single screw from the memory casing on the bottom of th netbook.
    2. Remove the old chip (carefully since it comes out at an angle)
    3. Insert new chip carefully (again at an angle somewhat) and make sure it snaps into place.
    4. Put battery back on, turn on computer, press F2 upon powering up to get into bios and make sure computer recognizes memory.
    5. All done.

    - Note the kingston memory chip had none of the issues that other users previously noted with other brands. At least I didn't experience any hiccups. 2GB does make a difference.
    33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
    Love it so far June 24 2010
    By Steven J. Lutz - Published on Amazon.com
    Verified Purchase
    I purchased this netbook about a week ago and am loving it. I must say that in reading this review you should keep in mind this is my first netbook. Although I have always been a computer person, I have never used a netbook before so I cannot review it as it compares to like items.

    This was purchased to do the "light" daily stuff like web surfing and simple word processing in place of a 14" HP laptop. The size and weight difference is great. I can hold my sleeping newborn in one hand and carry this thing around in the other with ease.

    The 92% keyboard is easier to adjust to than I anticipated. The touchpad (my first experience with an Asus) is very responsive. Wish it had a scroll bar like my HP but the Asus method of swiping 2 fingers to scroll gets the job done well enough. On the same note the way Asus allows you to zoom in and out on web pages and pdfs by using the touchpad (iphone-style) is handy.

    To date I have not had any real performance issues with 1GB of ram but I plan on updating to 2GB just to help free up some memory that is sucked up by background apps like AVG etc.

    Battery life is tremendous.

    Built-in webcam and mic works fine with Skype.

    There is no active cooling (no fan) which keeps it quiet.

    Windows 7 Starter is a little bleh. Though you can change the wallpaper with a free download from Asus, the customization options with Starter are limited.

    The only thing I am not crazy about is the display--it is not bad, just not great. The picture is not particularly vivid. I know some higher-end netbooks are offering better resolutions now, but I don't think it warrants the extra cost.

    Oh, and like all computers these days the time it took to uninstall all the garbage that comes preloaded is ridiculous. Par for the course I guess.

    All in all I am pleased with this purchase. The price seems reasonable and, frankly, my wife is happy so I am too. I would just keep in mind that you are purchasing a netbook, not a laptop, so don't be surprised by the performance limitations.

    UPDATE:
    Installed a 2gb stick of ram from Crucial last night with no problems. Per someone else's post, I disabled BootBooster in the Bios, started the OS, powered off, installed the RAM, started the OS, restarted and turned BootBoost back on, and started the OS. No problems.
    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    ASUS Eee PC - Great computer Oct. 1 2010
    By Michael F. Pfister - Published on Amazon.com
    Verified Purchase
    I bought this about four weeks ago and also had the previous ASUS model for two years prior. I travel for business a lot and find this computer to be the best one I have ever used for my primarily business purposes. I even tried a HP netbook and an Acer, but this one is a much better all around value. I have had fill size lap tops but this is so much easier to haul around and easily does email, Word, and spread sheets and Internet use is excellent with built in Wi-Fi too. The speakers are much better now and I frequently use Skype without using my head set because of the better speakers. I have no idea how this would be for gaming or music sound quality, because I don't use it for that. I get about 6 hours of battery life with my normal use and that is good enough for me but not quite the 11 hours that I had hoped for. It came with 1 GB of memory but I found that too slow for perfect Skype calls so I immediately spent about $40.00 more for a memory upgrade which I installed easily and now it is perfect for me!

    Highly satisfied for my usage!
    19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
    Good for What It Is And It Is Cute July 1 2010
    By Eugene Scott - Published on Amazon.com
    Verified Purchase
    I purchased the ASUS 1005PE-MU27-WT because I needed something for personal use and to show pictures. It has filled the position very nicely. It is not as convenient as the iPad but it can be used with USB accessories and run common programs as well as connect to a WiFi. It is not as fast as a desk top but it is very portable and the smaller screen is very workable. Like any portable style, an external keyboard is recommended though its keyboard also is very useable. For the commercial state of the art (Apple vs Microsoft vs Adobe) it was a very good compromise with all of the technical features though somewhat slow on processing speed but good on power consumption. The battery time may have been salesman specified rather than technically specified but I can get pretty close to a whole days worth of work on a single charge. I have never run out of battery between charges but have come close at about 6 to 8 hours. I can not think of anything I would add to it practically. It has been a good value for me and the Windows 7 Starter worked just fine for the things I wanted to do. The only bad draw back is the Windows 7 Starter and the marketing of the Windows 7 Home Premium. I thought long and hard before upgrading and almost did not. I am still unsure of what I gained. It is not an attractive marketing ploy. It would be great if it came loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium at an appropriately increased price. (Though no cost increase would be OK too.)
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    AWESOME!!! College Student Oct. 7 2010
    By Magical K - Published on Amazon.com
    Verified Purchase
    This netbook is awesome, I bought this about a month ago. I use it mostly for homework assignments and internet use. I installed the 2gb memory, no problems doing it and it also works fine with or without it (1gb or 2gb). Makes no noises which is awesome and doesn't get hot.

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