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ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005PE-MU17-BK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook (Up to 11 Hours of Battery Life)

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  • Intel Atom N450 Processor 1.66GHz
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM
  • 250GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 10.1-Inch Screen, Intel GMA 3150
  • Windows 7 Starter, 11 hours Battery Life
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Embrace mobile computing in style with the new ASUS Eee PC 1005PE-M. The 1005PE-M packs the latest ATOM CPU from Intel, the N450, which consumes less power than its predecessors, allowing the 1005PE-M to get up to a whopping 11 hours of battery life. With built-in Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, users can stay connected wherever they go. The 92%-scaled ergonomic keyboard and Multi-Touch touchpad make it a breeze to type and navigate through content. The 1005PE-M’s 250GB hard drive and 500GB of free webstorage provide a wealth of storage and backup capabilities. The 1005PE also features a chiclet keyboard for added style and comfort. Lastly, a 0.3MP Webcam and Windows 7 Starter Operating System round out the list of the 1005PE-M’s impressive features. With its sleek curves and smooth lines, the Eee PC 1005PE-M offers superior style without sacrificing performance or mobility.

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.

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 and 30-day Flawless Display Guarantee: If a single bright dot is found, a free panel replacement is guaranteed within 30 days of original purchase

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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.

But what good is a beautiful display when it is not flawless. ASUS offers the Eee PC 1005PE a 30-day flawless display guarantee. If you discover one defective bright dot within 30 days of purchase, ASUS will replace the panel at no cost.

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
  • 30-Day Flawless Display Guarantee: If you discover one defective bright dot within 30 days of purchase, ASUS will replace the panel at no cost
  • 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
  • Recovery DVD / Support CD

  • 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 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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    Product Information

    Expand all Collapse all Technical Details
    Screen Size10.1 inches
    Screen Resolution1024 x 600
    Max Screen Resolution1024 x 600 pixels
    Processor1.66 GHz Intel Atom N450
    Hard Drive250 GB SATA
    Graphics CoprocessorIntel GMA 3150
    Chipset BrandIntel
    Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
    Average Battery Life (in hours) 11 hours
    Brand NameAsus
    SeriesEee PC Seashell
    Item model number1005PE-MU17-BK
    Operating SystemWindows 7 Starter
    Item Dimensions L x W x H10.31 x 7.01 x 1.44 inches
    Color Black
    Processor BrandIntel
    Computer Memory TypeDDR2 SDRAM
    Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
    Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
    Optical Drive TypeNo
    Audio-out Ports (#)1
    Battery TypeLithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
    Additional Information
    Best Sellers Rank #21,851 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
    Shipping Weight4.5 pounds
    Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
    International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
    Date First AvailableJanuary 4, 2010
    Warranty & Support Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

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    160 of 166 people found the following review helpful By Sam on February 11, 2010
    Color: White Verified Purchase
    I tend to think of myself as very methodical when it comes to electronics purchases, and my netbook purchase was no exception. I wanted great construction, performance, battery life, and value. That's a lot to ask for anything. But here is why I picked the 1005PE-MU17. For reference, here are the other considerations that I had in mind before I settled on the 1005PE-MU17.

    1) Asus 1005PE-PU17 ($372)
    2) HP 5102 ($400+)
    3) Toshiba NB305-410 ($400)

    I'll admit it, the HP 5102 and Toshiba NB305 are better constructed. The 1005PE-PU17 has the same construction as this one. However, that doesn't mean this netbook's construction is poor in any sense. It feels solid throughout, the screen isn't flimsy, and the keystrokes are crisp. I don't really have a problem typing on the keyboard, but the right shift key will take some time to get used to (not that I use it that often anyway). It is light, and the screen is beautiful for its size. At full power, the graphics on screen are very crisp, I always love gloss screens, because they play videos and so much better. A BIG part of the reason I went with the 1005PE-MU17 over the 1005PE-PU17 is the color choice. The 1005PE-PU17 has only gloss black and gloss blue finishes. I saw these netbooks with dirty fingerprints at the store, and it really takes a lot away from your netbook. By trying to get those fingerprints off, you get more on, and it's really just an endless uphill battle. You can't win. This was enough to warrant me from getting the 1005PE-PU17 series. Luckily, the 1005PE-MU17's 11 hour battery life (as opposed to the 14 hour battery life in the 1005PE-PU17) suits me, and I can live without the bluetooth that the PU17 series adds.
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    95 of 99 people found the following review helpful By Melvin on January 18, 2010
    Color: White Verified Purchase
    Wow! This is day 4 of using the Asus eePC netbook and it far exceeds my expectations. The Windows 7 starter OS works so well with the computer. Recognized my local network and our local Barnes and Noble wireless network and it was a snap to setup. Vista and XP would have been a nightmare.

    I will be using the computer on my travels in the US and Europe. It will function as my telephone via Skype, e-mail writer and reader, listening to books from Audible, reading books downloaded from Barnes and Noble and Amazon. Add to that my mp3 and video player via Windows Media Player. Oh yes, I just typed a letter on word and pulled down a spreadsheet for Windows Live.

    Lets start from the top. The LED screen is 10 inches, clear, colorful and seems to be very battery friendly. The keyboard is good except for a very small right shift key. Not as good as my full size keyboard on my desktop but the whole computer weighs less than the keyboard! The speed of the wireless N network on my Asus is similar to my Sony Vaio Duo, fast. Handled my streaming video from Netflick's well. The battery; the 6 cell battery has lasted 10 hours + listening to mp3's while using Microsoft Office, watching video from Netflicks, and reading and listening to books. Didn't turn off the wireless either. Not bad. I haven't done any heavy duty computing like working on video or photo work. I have my quad core desktop for that stuff.

    I am wondering how book readers and tablets(Apple?) will be able to compete with a netbook like this? It can do it all and compute as well. If the hardware continues to work as well as it did out of the box, it will will be an ideal road warrior and entertainer.
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    70 of 72 people found the following review helpful By W. R. Booker on February 4, 2010
    Color: Black
    I looked at netbooks and small notebook computers for over a month, and I probably spent more time than is reasonable or sane on the entire project - simply because I wanted to be able to travel lighter than before, and have a computer that could still do most of what I need.

    I looked at:

    Lenovo U150
    Lenovo S10
    Acer Aspire One
    Toshiba NB205
    Dell Mini

    I eventually bought the 1005PE because of it's battery life, the processor, and it's keyboard, and overlooked the mouse (which I have come to view as acceptable).

    Things I Liked About the 1005PE:
    1. The keyboard. It's much better than I expected. The keys bounce when I type, and I kind of like that. I wouldn't call it flex, and frankly I don't even understand what keyboard "flex" is anyway. I type fast and I write a great deal as part of my job, and if the keyboard were not comfortable, it would be the first reason to not buy the computer. They say the keyboard is 92% of a full size, and it feels that way or just a bit smaller. But it's easy to type on and I love that.

    2. The processor. The computer has been able to do everything I wanted. I have watched videos, listened to music, plugged in an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse, and I've even run several programs at one time. I do a lot of spreadsheet work and I've not used it for any of that, but I am now confident that it could do that reasonably well as long as I didn't go crazy on the rows and columns.

    One thing that surprised me is that I was told that I needed to be aware that I could not use the computer for more than one thing at a time, and that it couldn't be my main machine. But the fact is that I've been running two or three programs at once, and it is fine.
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