CNET Taiwan has taken apart one of the new 10.2″ HP Mini 1000 netbooks. There is an easy access cover for the RAM (to upgrade to 2GB), however it appears the hard drive is accessed by removing the keyboard.
They also compared it to the high-end 10.2″ Asus Eee PC S101. Both netbooks are powered by Intel Atom CPUs. It looks like the HP Mini 1000 is using a 1.8″ drive (60GB 4200rpm PATA). As such the HDD performance was not the best. They were able to get around 2.4 hours of continuous video playback.
Keep in mind the translation is not the best, but it’s still an interesting read.