Newly revealed photos and leaked spec suggest the Asus Eee 701 - successor to the original Eee - will see a slightly tweaked design for the new notebook.

The 701SD, an entry-level model in the ever-expanding range will take on the design of the sharper-edged version of the 8.9-inch Eee PC 901 with refined trackpad buttons and the stylised Eee PC branding more visible.

It's being suggested that the 701 - or at least one version of it - will launch with a 30GB hard drive as will one with 4GB flash memory.

In addition, it's being reported that Asus will soon offer new "ultimate" and "pro fashion" Eee PCs that will use dual-core Atom processors along with larger storage devices likely to include a 120GB HDD or 32GB SSD.