Some netbook manufacturers, like Asus, make it easy to upgrade the RAM by putting an access panel on the back of the unit. Remove 2 or 3 screws, pop off the panel cover, and you can swap out your RAM DIMM for a higher capacity stick.
Others, like MSI, make it a bit trickier, requiring you to undo 9 or 10 screws and dismantle the case to access the good bits.
And then there’s HP. Laptop Magazine reports that you don’t have to undo a single screw to get at the RAM access panel in the new HP Mini 1000 netbook. All you have to do is pop off the plastic door covering the access panel with your fingernail.
The HP Mini 1000 hard drive, on the other hand, is not visible when you pop off the rear access panels. It’s likely you’ll need to disassemble the case if you want to upgrade the SSD or 60GB hard drive. Keep in mind, this netbook uses a 1.8″ HDD (which is why it tops out at 60GB at the moment), so if you plan to upgrade the hard drive, you’ll have to find a tiny hard drive that meets that specification (or cannibalize an iPod).