The Eee PC from Asus has been out for a little while now, and itâ€™s a bit surprising that we really havenâ€™t seen any competitors hit the market yet. Sure, weâ€™ve heard some announcements from Gigabyte and Acer, but those wonâ€™t be out for a little while. The first one that weâ€™ll likely see is the CloudBook from Everex which should have made its debut this past week. Unfortunately, it has been delayed.
If youâ€™re not familiar with the CloudBook, it will have a 7-inch screen, 30GB hard drive and run gOS Rocket as its operating system. With the larger hard drive, it has the ability to appeal to a larger crowd, as Windows could be installed much more easily (though Everex has no plans to offer it preinstalled). It will only weigh around two pounds and should give you around five hours of battery life.
The tiny Eee PC competitor has been pushed back to late February with the blame being placed on â€œthe OS being refined.â€ The new February release date should still make it one of the first Eee PC competitors to hit the market. I guess that it just gives Asus a little more time to polish their crown.
Source: ComputerWorldNo comments
Ok so I iv always been knocking the Eee but its only cause it dosent have enough power, Tracker really loves the thing but for me its not powerful enough. I really want a UMPC but i want a good one, and now i think iv found it.
Well folks — it’s official. The Everex / Packard Bell / FIC Nanobook / Cloudbook / CE260 (phew) that we recently got some face time with is actually coming Stateside… to Wal-Mart. That’s right, the Eee crown-threatener will be available on January 25th of this year, featuring a 1.2GHz VIA C7-M CPU, 512MB of RAM, a 30GB hard drive, and a 800 x 480 display for the extra-affordable price of $399. The system will be sporting Everex’s gOS Rocket, the Google-ified version of Ubuntu which powers the company’s cheapo desktop. Watch your back, front, and sides, ASUS.