CloudBook available from Walmart this month
Watch out ASUS, Everex is on your tail! At CES today, Everex announced the CloudBook, a new entrant to the market for ultra-small portable computers in which the ASUS Eee PC family currently runs rampant.
It'll be available in Walmart stores across the US on January 25 for $399. No news yet on availability elsewhere.
Everex reckons that the CloudBook gives a pretty decent battery life - up to five hours - measures just 9in wide and weighs only 2lbs. Using the pre-loaded gOS Rocket operating system, the CloudBook will let you surf, email, blog and more, using pre-installed apps including Mozilla Firefox, Skype and OpenOffice.
What does the $399 get you in terms of hardware? Here's the spec according to Everex:
- 1.2GHz, VIA C7 M Processor ULV
- 512MB DDR2 533MHz, SDRAM
- 30GB Hard Disk Drive
- 7" WVGA TFT Display (800 x 480)
- VIA UniChrome Pro IGP Graphics
- VIA High-Definition Audio, 802.11b/g
- (1) 10/100 Ethernet Port
- (1) DVI-I Port
- (2) USB 2.0 Ports
- (1) 4-in-1 Media Card Reader
- (1) 1.3MP Webcam
- (1) Headphone/Line-Out Port
- (1) Microphone/Line-In Port
- (1) Set of Stereo Speaker
- (1) Touchpad
- (1) 4-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery
Though with similar hardware to the ASUS Eee PC, there is one big difference - disk drive capacity. Instead of using an expensive solid state drive (SSD) like ASUS, Everex has squeezed in a conventional 30GB hard drive. That's 22GB bigger than the current highest-capacity SSD found on an Eee PC.
Official website: Everex.com