The Asus Eee PC 1015PN 10 inch netbook with NVIDIA ION graphics isn’t shipping in the US yet, but it appears that at least a few folks in Europe have managed to get their hands on this new mini-laptop from Asus, because French site Blogeee has posted some of the first photos of the Eee PC 1015PN with its top off.
Basically one hacker decided to replace the included 5400RPM hard drive with a solid state disk. Since there’s no hard drive acces panel on the bottom of the notebook you have to partially disassemble the netbook to do this.
That involves undoing a few screws hidden behind the battery, moving the keyboard out of the way, removing some more screws, voiding your warranty, and then removing the hard drive, pretty much in that order.
Pretty much everything inside the computer is where you would expect it to be — except for the processor, which is actually tucked away on the bottom of the motherboard, which is why it’s not visible in the picture at the top of this post.
You can find more images at Blogeee.