According to the company’s website, computer maker Everex has brought its US operations to a halt, and is reportedly liquidating its assets
. Its presence still remains in Asia, with locations in Japan and Taiwan. No official statement regarding the North American closure has been made. Everex is known for distributing its budget-class systems via Wal-Mart.
Among the most recognized models is the company’s Zonbu PC, gPC and Cloudbook netbook – none of which really took off. The Cloudbook especially received poor acclaim, both at the consumer level and with professional reviewers. They were often attributed with having a sub-standard build quality. It wasn’t uncommon for the Cloudbook’s keyboard to fall apart, to have unstable Wi-Fi connections and sluggish loading times.
Everex was one of the few OEMs who embraced Via microprocessors and Linux – both underdogs in terms of market share in their segments. Laptopmag.com has taken a look into the “craptastic” history of Everex
, if you’re up for an entertaining read and some bashing.