Tweaktown has (in an inexplicably explicitly-worded article) taken apart one of the new, black Eee PCs and checked out all its bits and bytes. To be honest, there’s not much in the way of surprises. It’s mostly common OEM hardware, the expected Atom processor, and the normal layout for webcam, microphone, and all that.
What’s nice though is that because the RAM and HDD are both common OEM, you can very easily replace them with something nicer. The HDD for instance is an 80GB, 5400RPM 2.5″ Seagate. You could replace that with something far more high-performance in a jiffy, likewise the generic RAM. Like we talked about in the podcast last week, though, the Atom processor is going to get the multi-core treatment as soon as this summer, so I’d wait for that before putting together your Ultimate Eee.