Over at CNET’s CES Coverage area they have a bief update on the Everex Cloudboox running gOS. Take a look here:
On the hardware side, the $199 gPC is getting updated with new plastics. It will be joined by a slick mini PC at $499 and a $399 notebook with a 15.4″ screen, the gBook. All of the gOS machines are powered by Via chips, except the mini, which gets a dual-core Pentium (not Core 2 Duo).
The real news, though, is the Everex CloudBook, a 2-pound ultra-small laptop with a 7″ screen, 30GB hard drive, a Webcam, and good connectivity (WiFi, 3 USB ports, 4-in-1 card reader). It “out-specs” the Asus ePC, according to Everex, and will sell for $399 when it shows up at WalMart on January 20th.
I’m enjoying your posts about new products, e.g. the Philips “radio” player, but on some of them, including this post, I’m left wondering about the implications for Zonbu, and/or for the evolution of the products/WWW. Maybe my lack of clarity is shared, and reflects the rapid evolution of this area. But I wonder if maybe some implications are so obvious to the technical folks that you don’t bother to spell them out. For example, is this product a direct threat to Zonbu’s business model, or something so different that it’s not a competitor . . . or something else?
All in good time. 🙂
I have a day job too.
A post will be forthcoming.
Fair enough. When you have time, you might want to reflect on this, as well, in the context of what will work for the non-technical consumer:
Another $200 box, if you are willing to buy from Sears online, after the revelations about privacy problems there in the past, as well as spyware for those who join the Sears “community”: http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9852687-7.html?tag=nefd.only