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Looks like a luxury laptop, its stylish finish offers a great grip plus concealed port, chickletstyle keyboard has great tactile feedback.
Attractive looks, 2 GB RAM which is twice the amount of typical Netbook.
Nice design for a Netbook; twice the RAM of typical Netbooks.
Striking looks, thin and lightweight, comfortable chiclet keyboard and multi-touch trackpad, removable battery and a spare pack bundled, loud speakers
Slim design, Stylish, unique exterior, Two 3cell batteries, Gestureenabled touchpad, Extended online storage
Gorgeous design; sturdy keyboard; excellent speakers; ample storage space
Great design, very sexy looking, Decent CPU performance
Excellent netbook design, good performance
Battery life could be better, mediocre display
Expensive, you pay more for the looks and not hardware components, doesn’t come with some of the high end features that you’d expect in a $500 Netbook.
More expensive than other Netbooks, but lacks some high-end features.
Maximum screen brightness is a little low, only two USB ports, expensive for a netbook
Two USB ports
Short battery life; below-average performance; choppy Wi-Fi video streams; mediocre microphone
Switching batteries, as included one is a 3 cell, Expensive
Battery life needs to improve
By TechRadar on August 26, 2011
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...
By Gear Diary on January 22, 2011
I was selected to be one of a group of bloggers who’ll get the use of an ASUS Eee PC 1008 netbook for a year. This isn’t quite the typical netbook though, as this is a “Seashell Karim Rashid Edition” … and before you ask,...
By Chip Chick on October 17, 2010
At the end of the day, the Karim Rashid Collection ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1008P is a beautiful, if not, spectacular netbook. As a matter of fact, this little netbook is so lovely that it resembles a luxury gadget. Overall, the Karim Rashid Collection...
By CNET UK on June 15, 2010
The Eee PC 1008P Seashell Karim Rashid isn't the best netbook Asus has ever made, but, if you want a machine that really stands out from the crowd, it may be right up your street...
By Online Notebook on May 14, 2010
Asus Eee PC 1008P Karim Rashid Collection makes you pay more for the looks and the components inside are typical of a standard Netbook except for the 2 GB RAM and Windows 7 Premium. We will recommend you this Netbook only if you want to grab...
By Wired UK on April 26, 2010
While designer Karim Rashid isn't a household name, Asus sings his praises, informing us that his work has appeared in galleries around the world -- all good enough to ensure his signature sits below the keyboard of the company's new netbook.To...
By DigitalVersus on April 23, 2010
The screen The 1008P's screen is nice to look at. Unfortunately Asus has gone for a glossy coating which means plenty of reflections in bright environments. The problem is accentuated by the low brightness of the screen that tops out at 100...
By cnet on April 19, 2010
This sharp-looking version of the popular Eee PC Netbook has more RAM and a bigger hard drive than entry-level models, but it features the same CPU and low-res...
By Expert Reviews on April 08, 2010
A slick and stylish netbook, but you're paying for its looks. You can get a netbook with the same specification and better battery life for less....
By PC Advisor on April 08, 2010
In areas such as screen and keyboard, the Asus Eee PC 1008P remains as weak as its Seashell predecessors. But for its chosen audience, we’re sure this netbook will win hearts in its coral-bling Hot Pink finish. And exceptional battery life is a...
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