The Asus Eee PC 1001HA is now showing up on the Asus global site, which could mean that the company is getting ready to launch this product internationally. When we first heard about this model, it was only showing up on the Asus China web site.
For the most part, the Eee PC 1001HA looks like a minor variation on the Eee PC 1005HA. It has a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, a 1.6Ghz Intel Atom N270 CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive, and 802.11b/g/n WiFi. It’s available with Windows XP or Linux and a 0.3MP webcam. The laptop has a VGA port, 3 USB ports, Ethernet, and audio jacks. You get a choice of a 3 cell, 23Whr battery or a 6 cell, 48Whr battery. The laptop measures 10.3″ x 7″ x 1.4″. With a 3 cell battery, it weighs 2.4 pounds.
In other words, it has a slower processor and lower capacity battery than the Eee PC 1005HA. And it appears to have a textured lid.
There’s still no word on pricing or availability.