Apparently, the Eee PC 1000HA is getting a faster alternative, as Asus announces a new 1002HAE version, which adds “E” to the title, but also an aluminum chassis that includes Intel’s 1.6GHz N280 Atom processor, together with a 10-inch 1,024 x 600 backlit display, 1GB of  RAM, 160GB HDD, 802.11b/g/n WiFi connection, 1.3 megapixel webcam and a 3.8-hour Li-Polymer battery – to be exclusively offered in Japan (starting May 16th) for ¥49,800 ($505), either in Dark Blue or a strong Red. No other details to share at this point, but we do hope to see this one in some other parts of the world. stay tuned.

Update: Checkout the unboxing video from Portable Monkey after the break.

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Nir Shein

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