Everex showcases $399 CloudBook at CES

By on January 9, 2008, 12:16 PM
Sales of Asustek’s Eee PC have soared in its first few months on the market, and its success is already prompting other companies to offer their own low-priced alternatives. Enter the CloudBook, a 7-inch ultra-portable notebook by Everex that will be running the latest Linux-based open source operating system from gOS and will carry a $399 price tag.

The ultra-portable originally described as the “Nanobook” by VIA made its debut today at Last Vegas CES, and it looks like it could give Asus a run for its money. Though equipped with the same 512MB of RAM, it uses the faster 1.2GHz VIA C7-M processor (versus the 900MHz Celeron of the Eee) and relies on a larger 30GB hard disk instead of the 4GB flash storage from its competitor.

It also features a DVI output, 4-in-1 card reader, a 1.3MP webcam, and averages five hours of battery life on a 4-cell lithium-ion battery. The CloudBook CE1200V will be available in late January at Walmart.com for $399. Full specs and features after the jump.
Features and Specifications

* 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 (gOS version): 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 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
* Dimensions: 9.06" x 6.73 x 1.16" (W x D x H)
* Weight: 2 pounds
* Warranty & Support: 1 Year Limited Warranty with 24/7 Toll-Free Technical Support
* MSRP: $399.00

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phantasm66 said:
This is where its all going: Ultra-portables that are so cheap you will scarely care about them. So cheap that ISPs will give them away for free. Web based storage and web applications so that local storage requirements shrink, giving way to even smaller, thinner devices that cost pennies.
Mictlantecuhtli said:
They will also ship with a knife to sharpen your fingertips, so that you can type with those miniature keyboards.
phantasm66 said:
Hey this is a true story: A guy had surgery on his thumb so he could better operate his mobile phone. Seriously. What you suggest might well be a reality and not a joke in 20 years or so.
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