ASUS Eee PC 1218 all-aluminum notebook emerges

News of a new ASUS Eee PC netbook has emerged, the ASUS Eee PC 1218, though so far specifications are currently unknown.  Previewed in the company's new ASUSDESIGN site, the Eee PC 1218 has apparently already won a reddot 2010 design award and is a 12-inch ultraportable with a full aluminum chassis.

All of the ports are on the back panel of the notebook – apparently something ASUS only managed by "uniquely" rearranging the interior layout.  By squinting at the relatively low resolution image we can make out audio in/out, VGA, three USB and ethernet, as well as what could be an HDMI port.

Open her up, and the Eee PC 1218 has a one-piece aluminum palm-rest and keyboard surround, together with a sliding cover for the webcam that "assures privacy".  No word on when the notebook might go on sale, however.

[via Blogeee - Thanks Pierre!]