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Everex unveils CloudBook $399 Ultra Mobile PC
      #29380 - 01/09/08 10:29 AM

The EeePC is getting some company in the low cost, alternative OS, lightweight notebook space. The Everex CloudBook will go on sale at Walmart at the end of January. It features a 7" color display, standard notebook design, open source OS, WiFi, Ethernet and weighs 2 pounds.






Here's the full press release:

Everex, a world leader in the design and production of personal computers, today launched their much anticipated Ultra-Mobile PCs featuring the latest Open Source operating system from gOS.

Measuring 9" in length and 2 pounds in weight, the Everex CloudBook caters to users seeking the latest in mobile computing. With its 1.2GHz VIA C7-M ULV mobile processor, the laptop averages 5 hours of battery life on a 4-cell, lithium-ion battery. Unlike many of its competitors, the CloudBook also features 30GB of internal storage, digital video output (DVI-I), 4-in-1 card reader and 1.3MP webcam.

With its size, specification and energy efficient design, customers will find performance and features of much larger laptops in one of the most mobile computer designs on the market.

"The overwhelming success of our gPC desktop generated countless inquires from customers seeking additional Open Source mobile platforms," states John Lin, general manager of Everex. "With the launch of the new CloudBook our vision remains the same: Provide mainstream users with their favorite applications wrapped in a no-compromise, low-cost, consumer friendly product."

The CloudBook, model CE1200V, showcases the gOS operating system and familiar applications from Mozilla, Skype, Google, Facebook, Faqly and OpenOffice.org. Available January 25th, the CE1200V will be available at Walmart.com for $399.

"The ultimate potential of mainstream, Open Source PCs is tremendous," said Lin. "Combine a revolutionary platform like our CloudBook with the stunning graphics and performance provided by gOS Rocket and consumers will be armed with the utmost in mobile computing."

To learn more about Everex, the CloudBook and their entire line of computing products, visit www.everex.com. For information on gOS or to download a free copy of gOS Rocket see www.thinkgos.com.

To learn more about Everex, the CloudBook and their entire line of computing products, visit www.everex.com. For information on gOS or to download a free copy of gOS Rocket see www.thinkgos.com.


Key Features*

- 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




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