At a media preview event Thursday night in New York, Asus showed off for the first time a new brushed-metal design for the 10-inch Eee PC Netbook. The new Eee PC 1002HA has essentially the same components as the Eee PC 1000 -- Intel Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM, Windows XP, Bluetooth, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and a few different SSD and HDD hard drive options -- but in a sturdy, upscale-looking chassis with a brushed metal lid and wrist rest.
It almost reminds us of the HP MiniNote 2133, one of the very first Netbooks, which had a similar brushed-metal design. That model was aimed at business and educational users, and the recent consumer version, the HP Mini 1000, has a plastic body.
The new Eee PC 1002HA will ship sometime in early December, and start at $499.
Discuss: Asus goes for the brushed metal look on the...
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Show CommentsHide Comments
The Internet is having a bad day after massive cyberattack
The entire Web seemed to be broken Friday for users in the United States, with many major sites suffering outages.
by Bridget Carey
Nintendo's Switch raises more questions, Tesla makes self-driving hardware standard
Today's tech wrapper includes Nintendo's new hybrid console, the Switch. Tesla's including self-driving hardware in all its cars. And a new gaming laptop from Razer packs the power of a desktop.