$400 Cloudbook won't dent eeePC's reign

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.

The specs:

  • Display: 7″ 800*480px
  • CPU: 1.2 GHz Via C7 chip
  • RAM: 512MB
  • HDD: 30GB
  • Connectivity: 2xUSB, Ethernet & WiFi
  • Extra: webcam

CloudbookThis 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.


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