It's already pretty clear that ASUS has fully embraced
the chiclet keyboard
, but if you need any more evidence you need look no farther than the Eee PC 1000HA, which ASUS has now seen fit to update with the new keyboard and not much else. The new model, the EPC1000HA-BLK026X, is a direct replacement for the EPC1000HA-BLK001X, and is apparently already available from a number of retailers, although there doesn't seem to be a white version with the chiclet keyboard just yet. Otherwise, the specs all appear to be right in line with the previous model, including the usual Atom N270 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive, XP Home for an OS, and a promised 7 hours of battery life.