Everex to ship ASUS 3e PC competitor with gOS

CloudbookLinuxDevices.com is reporting that Everex will soon start shipping a competitor to the ASUS 3e PC.

My own 3e PC should arrive today and after reading the extensive user feedback at Amazon (from both technically minded and non-technical folks) I’m really looking forward to trying it out.

The CloudBook will purportedly have:
The Cloudbook appears to be FIC/Everex’s answer to Asus’s EEE PC (pictured at right), another ultra-mobile Linux-powered PC that began shipping earlier this fall. Like the EEE PC, the Cloudbook will use a 7-inch WVGA (800×480) LCD display, along with an identical keyboard, albeit in a different color, our source close to the company said.

That’s where the similarities end, though. The EEE PC uses a 900MHz Celeron processor, whereas Cloudbook will use a Via C7 ULV (ultra-low voltage), clocked at 1.2GHz. And, instead of the EEE PC’s 4GB SSD (solid-state disk), the Cloudbook will pack in a 30GB hard disk drive.

Should Zonbu pick a laptop platform or should it embrace the space and work on the 3 leading platforms, the first of which has emerged to be the ASUS 3e unit?

When you’re small and struggling to build a business you need to pick your fights. I’m not sure the laptop hardware space is a front you want to open up, especially with all the activity here.  It may be more strategic to embrace and extend the new products that have emerged.

More here on the Cloudbook: More here: http://linuxdevices.com/news/NS6962839488.html

-Mr. Zonbu

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