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Everex CloudBook


$399.00 Released February, 2008

Product Shot 1 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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Product Shot 2 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.

Key Features

  • 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.

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Pros
  • 7

    Long battery life ~5hrs

  • 6

    Very portable latop - 9" wide, 2 lbs

  • 6

    Includes most software you'll need to be productive

  • 6

    Fairly large hard drive - 30 GB

  • 5

    Inexpensive

Cons
  • 4

    Only 512 MB of RAM

  • 4

    tiny, postage stamp sized trackpad at top of keyboard

  • 3

    Never sold? Or only as Sylvania G?

  • 2

    doesn't exist in US anymore.

  • 1

    Small screen

  • 1

    Only 1.2 GHz CPU

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Omar
Omar: #everex_cloudbook One downside about competition entering this space too early is that the enthusiast community can get divided. The CloudBook is definitely a solid offering and a very worth competitor to the Eee. So now if you split the hacker base between the two computers, if they're not compatible, then that will divide the community's resources. As with all things community based, if you don't have a critical mass of people the new innovative stuff won't get down.

It's possible that the Eee has already hit that critical mass, I think it has, but maybe not... and maybe dividing the community between these two computers (and more to come?) will prevent ANY of these little Linux monsters to reach that point. Which would be quite unfortunate. That's really the only thing I'm worried about, though not a big worry. Jan 23, 08
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Erik
Erik: #everex_cloudbook The success of the Asus EEE PC has inevitably led to a direct-clone in the CloudBook. Asus has announced they will be following up with a new model with a 9" touch-screen. Jan 21, 08
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