ASUS Eee PC 1002HA hands-on and video: looks a lot like the S101

The folks over at Laptop have gotten some quality face time with a pre-production model of ASUS’ 10-inch Eee PC 1002 HA, and they seem to like a lot of what they’re seeing. It boasts stylings reminiscent of both the Eee PC S101 (trackpad) and the 1000H (keyboard), and as such is basically a hybridized version of the two, though the test model “wouldn’t power on” so we can’t got much further than that. We do however, know that it’ll house a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom CPU with 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive, and that it’ll have a two-cell battery which ASUS claims will give users five hours of juice (though that sounds pretty suspect to us). The Eee PC 1002 HA is expected to ready to roar on the first of December for $499, but if you simply can’t wait until then to have a look at it, hit the read like for more photos and a really, really interesting video.

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ASUS Eee Top climbing to 20- and 22-inches by June

Like the Eee Top all-in-one PC but 15.6-inches is just too wee for your taste? Fine, you’ll have the chance to grapple with 20- and 22-inchers, according to ASUS CEO Jerry Shen, sometime in the first half of 2009. Drop Windows 7 into these touchscreen monuments to mediocrity and we’re in.
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ASUS Eee Top launched

by Thomas Ricker,

Our brothers in gadgetry over at Engadget Chinese are at ASUS’ Eee Top unveiling in Taipei. They’ve already been hands-on with the 15.6-inch all-in-one touchscreen PC and consider the build quality to be “ok,” consistent with the traditional (read: non-S101) Eee PC netbooks. And while it includes an “Easy Mode” UI that runs on top of XP, launch anything other than an ASUS-built application and you’re right back into XP’s less finger-friendly interface. That’s where the included stylus (hidden in the keyboard) comes into play. We also have a price: 18,900 Taiwanese dollars which is a tax inclusive price of about $580 in the US. It’s available today in ASUS’ home of Taiwan — everyone else will have to wait for their local announcements. ‘Till then, pics, plenty of pics.
Update: Today’s announcement is only for model ET1602. The ET1603 with better graphics and battery (whose existence is in dispute based on contradictory press reports and product specs) is still not available.
Update 2: Added ASUS promotional video after the break — only thing it’s missing is Bruce Lee. [Thanks, Sascha]

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