Everex Cloudbook: Eee Rival?

The Eee is indeed among the hottest gadgets this Christmas shopping season. But what about other alternatives (Eees are sold out in many places, after all). Here’s one: the Everex Cloudbook. According to Ubergizmo, it could make for good competition to the Eee.

everex-cloud.jpg

This Linux-powered UMPC touts to follow the Eee PC in many aspects, featuring a 7″ display, a 1.3 megapixel webcam, wired and wireless Ethernet connectivity, a 4-in-1 memory card reader, 512MB RAM, USB 2.0 and DVI-out. It ditches the Eee PC’s solid state drive and 900MHz Celeron processor in favor of a 30GB hard drive and a 1.2GHz Via C7 ULV processor. The Everex Cloudbook is tipped to ship this January 15th, retailing for $400.

I’m sticking with my Eee. The use of a non-SSD hard drive would probably make the device heavier than the Eee (unless it’s a microdrive similar to those used by iPods). Still, the spinning disc would probably cause battery life to be a bit shorter, and would be more prone to damage from shocks and bumps (an uncommon occurrence for devices this portable).

And the unusual touchpad placement (top of the keyboard) is a bit unintuitive in terms of user interface and usability. That is at least, in my opinion.

9 Responses

  1. Ade Says:

    If they manage to have a touch screen on this, it’s a winner.

  2. jadz Says:

    Hi Angelo,

    Can the EEE PC run a Cisco VPN client? I need one to connect to our uni network. Can’t wait to get an EEE PC!

    Many thanks.

    Cheers,
    Andrew

  3. jangelo Says:

    well, maybe if you install windows. or is there a cisco vpn client for debian-based Linux distros?

  4. jadz Says:

    I checked with our computer center and the techie guy said they have a VPN client for Linux. I don’t know if that solves my worries. Hope it does.

    Thanks a lot.

  5. My Asus Eee PC › MSI to Compete with Asus Eee PC? Says:

    […] some competition with various similar-sized alternatives like the XO, the Intel Classmate PC, the Everex Cloudbook and (for some) even the Apple Macbook Air. And recently rumors have it that Acer is planning an […]

  6. Ultraportable Blogging : The Blog Herald Says:

    […] also been developing similar products, and some are already out in the market. These include the Everex Cloudbook, the XO PC (a.k.a. OLPC) and the Intel Classmate PC. While these are targeted at different markets, […]

  7. ERNIE Says:

    @saulegoode Join the conversation at #blether http://t.co/kCJPFBz5

  8. les gregg Says:

    Thanks, for this great post. I look forward to reading more later. I think you are pretty knowledgeable in this particular area. If it is okay with you, I would like to repost this on my blog?

  9. pdf Says:

    pdf…

    […]w excellent points altogether, you just won emblem reader. What would you sug qa[…]…

Post a Comment

Current ye@r *

Resources

ads ads

Recipes For Life

Our Stats

EatonWeb Portal

Performancing Metrics


Splashpress Media