Last December, Asus released eeePC 1002HA for $500 with these specs:
Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor
1GB of DDR2 memory
160GB hard drive
2-cell battery (up to 4 hours of battery life)
LED-backlit display, 1024 x 600 resolution
1.3MP web camera
802.11b/g/n wireless and Bluetooth connections
Yesterday, for around the same price, Asus released the updated version, 1002HAE with these specs:
Atom N280 1.66GHz processor,
1GB of RAM and 160GB hard-drive,
3.8hrs of runtime.
10-inches 1024 x 600 resolution,
three USB 2.0 ports,
audio in/out and VGA output.
memory card reader.
And the best part: 1002HAE comes in red, blue or grey anodized aluminum case.
Here's an unboxing and aesthetics video courtesy of PortableMonkey: