April 28, 2009 at 7:39 pm
Asus has announced a new netbook, the 1003HAG, specifically for the Japanese market. The 1003HAG has an internal 3G module and supports NTT DoCoMo’s FOMA network with 7.2Mbps speeds. Judging by the pictures, the 1003HAG looks very similar to the slim Eee PC 1002HA but with a chiclet keyboard.
Apart from that you’ll find a 10.2-inch (1024 x 600) display powered by a 1.66GHz N280 Atom CPU. It will come with 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard-disk drive. Other features include Wi-Fi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. Asus claims that battery life will last 4.3 hours.
The 1003HAG is set to launch in Japan on May 16 at a price point of 69,800 Yen ($725 / €550 / £495). This places it at around $100 cheaper than Sharp’s upcoming Mebius netbook with LCD touchscreen. The 1003HAG is set to come in black, white and pink colours.
Via Akihabara News.