Released February, 2008
The Pros:Long battery life ~5hrs. Very portable latop - 9" wide, 2 lbs. Includes most software you'll need to be productive.
The Cons:Only 512 MB of RAM. Tiny, postage stamp sized trackpad at top of keyboard. Never sold? Or only as Sylvania G?
The Everex CloudBook UMPC was announced on January 8th, 2008 at CES in Las Vegas as a direct competitor to the popular Asus EEE PC. Like its competitor it features a 7" screen, an open-source distribution of Linux (gOS Rocket), a low-power CPU, 512 MB of RAM, comes pre-loaded with open-source and free software tools, and has as suggested retail price of $399.
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It features a 1.2 GHz VIA C-7 CPU, 512 MB of RAM. According to the manufacturer the CloudBook has 5 hours of battery life, which is an improvement over the Asus EEE.
- Operating System: gOS V2 Rocket
- Processor: 1.2GHz VIA C7-M ULV Processor
- Display: 7" WVGA TFT Widescreen (800 x 480 native resolution)
- Preinstalled and Linked Software: Mozilla FireFox, gMail, Meebo, Skype, Google Documents & Spreadsheets, Google Calendar, Google News, Google Maps, Wikipedia, Google Product Search, GIMP, Blogger, YouTube, Xine Movie Player, RhythmBox, Faqly, Facebook and OpenOffice.org 2.3 (includes WRITER, IMPRESS, MATH, DRAW)
- Memory: 512MB DDR2 533MHz SDRAM (1GB Max)
- Hard Disk Drive: 30GB, 4200RPM PATA
- Graphic: VIA UniChrome(TM) Pro IGP
- Audio: VIA VT1708A High Definition Audio Codec with built-in speakers
- WLAN: 802.11b/g
- LAN: 10/100 Ethernet
- I/O: (1) DVI-I port, (2) USB 2.0 ports, (1) RJ45 Ethernet port, (1) Headphone/Line Out jack, (1) Microphone/ Line In jack, (1) 4-in-1 Media Card Reader (Secure Digital, Multi-Media Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO)
- Battery: 4-Cell (14.4V, 2200mAh), rechargeable Lithium-Ion
- Warranty & Support: 1 Year Limited Warranty with 24/7 Toll-Free Technical Support
- Dimensions: 9.06" x 6.73 x 1.16" (W x D x H)
- Weight: 2 pounds
- MSRP: $399.00
- Release Date: February 15th, 2008 available from walmart.com
Availability and Pricing
The Everex CloudBook will be available from Walmart.com beginning January 25th, 2008 retailing for $399. The CloudBook is actually the same hardware as the Packard Bell Easynote XS2 product released in Europe.
User Reviews (10)
Very portable latop - 9" wide, 2 lbs
Includes most software you'll need to be productive
Fairly large hard drive - 30 GB
tiny, postage stamp sized trackpad at top of keyboard
Never sold? Or only as Sylvania G?
doesn't exist in US anymore.
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