Asus will begin shipping the Asus Eee PC 1002HA and Eee PC S101H in Japan this weekend. The Eee PC 1002HA is already available in the US for around $430, but the company currently has no plans to release the Eee PC S101H in the US.
The Eee PC S101H is virtually identical to the Eee PC S101, except it has a hard drive instead of a solid state disk, and it appears to be a few milimeters thicker. According to Portable Monkey, the S101H will cost about 64,800 yen, or about $728. While that might sound like a lot of money, it’s about $50 cheaper than the price Asus charged for the Eee PC S101 when it launched in Japan.