The Everex Cloudbook is a new sub-notebook which will be sold by Walmart for $399. Despite its comparable configuration, it supposedly won’t pose a threat to the leader in the ultra-tiny laptop market, the Asus eeePC.
- Display: 7″ 800*480px
- CPU: 1.2 GHz Via C7 chip
- RAM: 512MB
- HDD: 30GB
- Connectivity: 2xUSB, Ethernet & WiFi
- Extra: webcam
This thing’s design isn’t in any way impressive, neither is it blazing fast, but unlike the eeePC it does feature a workable 30 gig hard drive. That’s a lot more than the eeePC’s puny solid state drive (4GB if I’m not mistaken). It runs a modified version of gOS (which, in turn, is actually a modified version of Ubuntu) and comes factory installed with Firefox, Skype, OpenOffice 2.3 and a bunch of links to Google’s web-based services like GMail, Blogger, YouTube, etc.
Wired reports bad WiFi support and slow performance. And a clunky Mac OSX ‘inspired’ launcher. If not for the eeePC, the Cloudbook would have been a great sub-notebook, despite its quaint design.