Everex working $400 gOS based laptop to complete with EeePC

December 10, 2007

everex_cloudbook_CE1200V_photo4 Most of you would be aware that Asus released the EeePC, a tiny laptop with a 7″ screen that runs the a custom version of Linux and only costs $400.  Currently, there is no competition for it but come next year, Everex will have a competitor named the “Cloudbook” which is more capable in some areas, less capable in others.

LinuxDevices cites an “anonymous source” that gave them a tip on what the specs will be like.  The initial model of the Cloudbook will feature a 1.2GHz VIA C7 ultra-low voltage processor and a 30GB hard drive.  There will be two models, the only distinction being a 1.2MP webcam.

The EeePC and Cloudbook share similarities in the display and while the EeePC features a 900MHz Celeron processor and the Cloudbook has a 1.2GHz VIA processor, one could call the capabilities similar.  Both ship with 512MB of memory as standard and a memory card reader.

Only two USB ports on the Cloudbook with three on the EeePC but Everex decided to offer up a DVI-out port instead of VGA-only on the Asus offering.

A developer version is due to ship slightly before the consumer version and will feature a touch screen, some of them may even crop up on eBay given enough time.

The standard Cloudbook (no word on if that includes with a webcam or without or both) is due to ship on January 15 at the low low price of $400 and gOS.

The EeePC has been proven to be one of the most popular UMPCs on the market, with the next cheapest offering right around the $800 mark, it was destined to be a winner.  There’s no doubt in my mind that the Cloudbook will see similar success, the only question that remains is when will the bigger names get in to the market and/or drastically slash prices on existing offerings in order to compete.  We don’t know but things are going to get very interesting.

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2 Responses to “Everex working $400 gOS based laptop to complete with EeePC”

  1. Dawn:

    just got an everex desktop from walmart with vista home basic installed on it. was going to get the cheaper model that has gos linux on it and just put xp on it also myself, but they have been out of stock online on those for a while now.

    partitioned the drive for dual booting vista and gos. stupid gos is a no gos on installing it. burned 2 cd’s of the stupid os and neither of them will work, and yes, i burned as slow as the burner will go (4x). installed blag70000 on it instead.

    stupid linux. they really need to come up with a better installer for that junk!

    computer isn’t bad, but vista sucks the big one. may end up wiping it off that computer and putting xp pro on it.

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