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Nothing polarises opinion like a pink design, and the Asus Eee PC 1008P Karim Rashid is very, very pink.At the risk of stereotyping, we'll assume this design will find more traction on the female side of the market, but it's great to see Asus reaching out beyond the technology industry to renowned designer Karim Rashid to spice things up a little. The interesting design covers the lid with an uneven, undulating surface and overlays this with hundreds of tiny rectangles. Running your hand over it is akin to touching a bag made from alligator hide. Lift the lid and you see that the pink outer design is complimented with solid black on the rest of the laptop – the exception being the single clickbar beneath the touchpad that is chrome silver. If pink isn't your ideal choice, then don't worry as the laptop also comes in a dark brown colour. The keys use the isolation-style design, which looks nicer than a standard keyboard and also works better for typing. The extra space between the keys means there's less chance of hitting the wrong key by accident. The touchpad is also easy to use. It's responsive and the textured surface feels better than any kind of regular smooth touchpad
The era of low end netbooks has gone. Much more attention is given to the design and look of new generations, to the point where manufacturers are calling in big name designers to lend their stamp. For the Asus Eee PC 1008P it's Karim Rashid, who has given it a unique design. It is also very slim and light: the 1008P KR has a very nice aesthetic. Whether you like it or not, you won't be left indifferent by the Asus Eee PC 1008P KR. The outside of the shell is textured with small raised rectangles (13 x 6 mm), which give it a nice, original look with a pretty play of light and surprising undulating effect. The matte surface is very soft to the touch: a pleasure to get your mitts on! We also like the way the material used doesn't pick up fingermarks. A really successful design! Inside, you get the same matte surface and soft feel. The screen itself and border are however glossy. The finish is excellent and it seems to be a robust product. The keys on theare well spaced (14 x 13 mm) for good keying. Typing is quiet and rapid, nice and firm. The reduced size and positioning of certain keys is however regrettable. "Ctrl" left and "Shift" (capitals) could have been a bit wider. Overall it's nice to use and look at.The multitouch is perfectly set into the shell.
Most Netbooks are built around providing maximum value--packing a standard set of low-power components into a cheap plastic shell designed to attract price-sensitive consumers. We've seen a handful of more design-focused Netbooks, but a fancier outer chassis doesn't mean that much without upgraded performance. We'd be hard-pressed to imagine too many Netbook buyers paying a significant premium for a prettier Netbook that was otherwise identical to the baseline $299 models. Asus smartly adds a few upgrades to its very attractive Eee PC 1008P, with a unique body credited to industrial designer Karim Rashid. The 1008P has 2GB of RAM, double the typical amount, and a large 320GB hard drive, along with Windows 7 Home Premium, instead of Win 7 Starter. But, do those (very welcome) upgrades justify the price jump to $499, when a 1GB/160GB HHD/Win 7 Starter Netbook shouldn't really cost any more than $299? Missing options that might have helped it across the line include Nvidia's Ion GPU, Broadcom's HD video accelerator chip, or--most importantly--a higher-resolution 1,366x768-pixel display. At 1,024x600 pixels, it's hard to see this as a premium Netbook.