Starting at a mere $399, the Everex CloudBook marks the latest entry to the expanding world of UMPC-type subnotebooks at affordable prices. With a 7-inch display, 1.2GHz processor, and 30GB hard drive, the CloudBook certainly doesn’t make a very good desktop replacement computer, but it does look like one impressive little road warrior. Does the CloudBook perform better than the competition? Is it the best $400 purchase you can make? We answer these questions and more.
The fact is, the tech industry is more concerned (or at least more concerned with the appearance of) eco-friendliness than ever before, and CES was full of companies touting their commitment to the reduction of energy usage and waste.
Configuring the 1.2 GHZ VIA C7-M processor, 512 MB DDR2, 30 GB hard disk, 1 “TFT display, Two USB ports, 0.3 MP webcam, headphones line in and out and IGP graphics, this CloudBook has been designed according to green features for gadgets.
Still, anybody hoping to find a breakthrough that will instantly turn the landfills full of dead cellphones into green meadows will be sorely disappointed by this year’s show. For all the tough talk and press releases urging people to stay green, there was little in the way of game-changing, eco-friendly technology. Still, after scouring the floor for enviro-gear, we picked some of the most compelling offerings from companies that are surely hoping their green products will translate into greenbacks.
The Everex CloudBook is an impressive little machine at first glance. The innovative grip-through LCD hinge design and compact form factor come together with smooth matte black plastics and a hint of metal reinforcement in just the right places. Weighing in at just two pounds the CloudBook was built around the VIA Nano book reference design … a sub notebook prototype developed by VIA as a platform for their new mobile technologies.
This is among the smaller laptops that make your do-it-all computer even smaller and this time more energy efficient Company from Taiwan. Its efficient energy saving allows the battery to last longer and doesn’t produce unnecessary. Powering the Everex CloudBook is a four-cell lithium-ion battery that in actual use, only lasts for a little more than 3 hours. Everex claims that it can last 5 hours though. The cooling fans are not exactly noisy but we like our netbooks to be soundless. The CloudBook heats up quickly too.The scaling system of Everex CloudBook is first-rate. Although, it may look lacking the style but it appears sturdy.