by Jerry Jackson
Just when you thought the Asus Eee PC was the only low-priced ultraportable subnotebook on the market, Everex today launched their much anticipated Ultra-Mobile CloudBook (model CE1200V) featuring the latest Linux-based open source operating system from gOS.
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Measuring 9" in length and two pounds in weight, the Everex CloudBook is designed as an all-in-one mobile computing solution. Featuring a 1.2GHz VIA C7-M ULV mobile processor, the laptop averages five hours of battery life on a 4-cell, lithium-ion battery.
The most impressive features, when compared to other subnotebooks like the Asus Eee PC, are that the CloudBook features a 30GB hard drive, digital video output (DVI-I), 4-in-1 card reader and a higher resolution 1.3MP webcam.
Everex experienced some success last year with their budget-priced gPC desktop computer sold at Walmart stores around the US. With the launch of the CloudBook, Everex is positioned to bring yet another low-priced success on their hands. The CloudBook CE1200V will be available in late January at Walmart.com for $399.
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
*Specifications subject to change