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Everex Cloudbook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the usability and size are overall positive. The battery and portability also get good feedback, but opinions are divided on the screen. Some have doubts about the touchpad and memory.

value for money, portability, battery, size, usability

performance, software, keyboard, memory, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) the Everex Cloudbook is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Everex Cloudbook

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Everex Cloudbook from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) on Amazon.com.

performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Everex CloudBook CE1200V - C7-M 1.2 GHz ULV - RAM 512 MB - HDD 30 GB - UniChrome Pro - WLAN : 802.11b/g - gOS v2 - 7" Widescreen TFT 800 x 480 ( WVGA

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Everex CloudBook CE1200V

 

Sluggish performance and poor wireless connectivity are just two reasons the CloudBook is not quite ready for prime time.

Nice display ; DVI port ; 30GB hard drive

Lengthy boot time ; Awkward touchpad location ; Inconsistent wireless performance ; Some windows need to be moved or resized

For what it's worth, Everex claims to be working on some of the issues we encountered, including window sizing, power settings, and wireless configuration. Everex also says that all users will be offered the new operating system free of charge when it...

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Everex CloudBook Review

 

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...

Excellent high-resolution scaling on the tiny screen ; Innovative design

Very low performance ; Included gOS operating system is a joke (a bad joke at that) ; Horrible touchpad interface ; No easy upgrades, opening chassis voids warranty ; System gets too hot ... overheats and stops working ; Loud cooling fan that is...

At first glance the CloudBook is an impressive design with some innovative features and some reasonably impressive specs for the $400 price tag. However, upon closer examination it's clear that VIA and Everex had to make a number of sacrifices to bring...

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Everex Cloudbook

 

Everex's Cloudbook is a scrappy fella that could pose a challenge to its only serious rival if more time is spent perfecting the rough cut of Linux that hobbles

So small you don’t know it's there. Decent keyboard. 30GB of storage puts it in a category of its own. Cheap and cheerful

Software setup not fully baked. WiFi stability roulette. Slow to boot, slow to launch. Mangy desktop configuration. Small, oddly-placed trackpad

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Everex Cloudbook review

 

Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January this year, the Everex CloudBook matches the ultra-successful Asus Eee PC's weight, screen and keyboard size, as well as its reliance on a Linux operating system, open-source applications...

At present, we'd recommend the Everex CloudBook only to experienced Linux users who will view the inevitable hours they spend hacking their laptop as recreation, not hassle.

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Everex Cloudbook review

 

The Everex CloudBook matches the ultra-successful Asus Eee PC's weight, screen and keyboard size, as well as its reliance on a Linux operating system, open-source applications and a putative £200 price tag.

At present, we'd recommend the Everex CloudBook only to experienced Linux users who will view the inevitable hours they spend hacking their laptop as recreation, not hassle.

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Works As Expected

 

Basic setup is simple right out of the box (Wireless LAN, etc...). I was expecting the small keyboard, so no biggie. I wasn't expecting a 3-month delay and to still have problems with the interface being too big for the display. I'm keeping gOS since I...

Extremely portable. Good battery life. WiFi+Wired LAN. Pre-installed with almost everything needed. Simple-enough setup (if you can see all the buttons). Recognizes all peripherals installed via USB (thumb drives, mice, HDDs, etc...). Built-in SD slot....

800x480 resolution is too small for some dialogs (as mentioned) including the time-zone dialog that is displayed at initial boot-up. Linux+Gnome has a heck of a learning curve for the un-initiated

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Hardware's great, software sucks

 

This product shouldn't have been released with this gOS distribution in its current state. Everex should have taken another quarter or two to do it right and clean up the interface so it works well on the small screen even if that meant launching...

Very small, and relatively cheap. Very light. 30 gigs of storage is a nice step up from the competition at a similar price point. Windows drivers available. 3+ hour run time

gOS was not optimized at all for 800x480 (other than setting the default resolution). Dialogue boxes don't fit on the screen, can't read the google toolbar agreement, 50% of firefox display is consumed by toolbars. Gives Linux and Everex a bad name....

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Great 'portable' PC

 

Like Jaffrey, I got my for the same deal. Got it 2 days after I placed my order (live in the midwest). Newegg rocks (would have been sweet deal if free ship). Installed XP Prof SP2 without a hitch with an external DVD drive. There are ways without one...

Size/Weight ; Easy to install XP/Office with ext DVD/CD player ; Impressed with screen resolution ; Storage (HD vs 4/8G on the eepc) - need for programs and files

gOS is terrible ; keyboard can be cramped - don't expect to touch type very fast/long on it ; Keyboard flexes somewhat ; Only 2 USB port ; DVI instead of VGA port (my work projectors are VGA)

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Wicked little machine.

 

Bought this for $349 last week. Had a shipping problem, but after a little coaxing, Newegg took care of it. If you're a student like I am, this is a great little machine to take along for the day. It weighs about 2 pounds, and seems to get about 4...

Compact, nice design, easy to stash in a backpack along with books

Runs a bit warm after a while

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Nice

 

If the battery goes below a certain % it just stops. No warning so beware. I would not recommend this machine to weak computer users because of the operating system. I have Ubuntu on one of my computers so it was easy for me to set up and use. Google...

Small and light. 30 gig hd, furnished software (it has chess), and from the looks it is built to last. Only time will tell

Wifi is very weak. I have only 73% signal 5 feet from my router. It works all over the house at about 50% so that's ok, but I would doubt it has much range which would be bad if you're a heavy wifi user. (see below for a fix) Also, no extra batteries...

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Product Specifications

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Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:128KB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:6.7in
Height:1.1in
Weight:2lbs
Width:9.1in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:7in
Diagonal Size (metric):17.8cm
Max Resolution:800 x 480
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Everex Systems
Model:CE1200V/CE1201V
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Everex CloudBook

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:400MHz

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:gOS v2/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Processor

Clock Speed:1.2GHz
Manufacturer:VIA
Type:C7-M

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:1GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:30GB/60GB
Notebook Type:Netbook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:VIA UniChrome Pro
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