Asus has revealed a 'seashell' design that's set to go onsale in the UK later this month. The 10in-screened Asus Eee PC 1008HA Seashell netbook goes onsale on 15th May and will cost £379 inc VAT. 

Asus says it gave the Eee PC 1008HA the 'Seashell' moniker as its design reflects "the humble seashell", though we can't quite see the connection.

The 10in laptop has an LED backlit 1,024x600 display and is powered by Intel's Atom N280 1.6GHz processor.

Measuring 262x178x25.7mm, the laptop comes with 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard disk drive and runs Windows XP Home Edition.

Offered in a choice of white, blue or burgundy, it also features Bluetooth and wireless 802.11b/g/ and n connectivity, a 1.3Mp webcam, two USB ports and a three-in-one card reader

Priced at £379, Asus also says the netbook offers six hours of battery life.