The S101 crams in the usual Intel Atom processor and an Eee PC 1000 series–matching 10.2in screen. That's where the comparisons end though. Because inside you get a weighty 64GB SSD and a decent 2GB of RAM.
That should make this appealing to punters who want something with more grunt and space to stash spreadsheets and PowerPoint docs. However, there is a price to pay, with plans to set the cost at around £400. That's about the same as the HP Mini–Note and kind of defeats the object of these cheap netbooks.
Still, it looks a hell of a lot sharper than the regular slew of Eee PCs we're used to. We're onto Asus for more details, so while you wait, check out our guide to buying a netbook.
Asus Eee PC S101
On sale: TBA