Everex Targeting the Eee PC With the New "Cloudbook"

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It appears that Everex, the same company that sent Wal-Mart shoppers into a tizzy of values with its Linux-based gPC , now has its sites set on the Asus Eee PC with a new ultra-portable dubbed the "Cloudbook." The device will feature a 7-inch screen and the same Linux gOS found in the gPC. A 1.3 megapixel webcam is also rumored to come standard. Additional image and info after the break.

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In order to reduce costs, the device will utilize a 30GB hard drive as opposed to the flash storage found in the Eee PC. It will also be powered by a 1.2GHz Via C7 ULV processor — unlike the Eee PCs 900MHz Celeron. Other rumored specs include 512MB of RAM, built-in wired and wireless Ethernet interfaces, a 4-in-1 card reader, a pair of USB 2.0 ports and DVI-out. There is also a developers' version that features a touchscreen UI, Skype phone and alarm clock module (similar to the NanoBook). Nothing is set in stone here, including the specs, but the device is expected to ship on January 15th for $400. The developer's version may arrive as early as the January 1st —although pricing info is not yet known. [Linux Devices via Electronista]

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Well lets see:

I found out about EeePC when gizmodo posted its first post about Asus cheap/small notebook. And ever since I was waiting to get one. I had mine for about a month now and I am just glued to it still. Yes this new ultra portable laptop looks kinda neat, but still isn't anywhere cooler then EeePC. The price is already set to $400 which is going to really compete with full size notebooks that will sell cheaper and cheaper every year. By the time this Laptop comes out there will probably be 2nd version of EeePC with way better specs and 1st version will flood the market and probably be way cheaper then what I paid for it right now. So unless they really up the specs or dramatically lower the price I don't think it will succeed.