Cloudbook Max Announced

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Ars Technica broke the news that Everex announced the 2nd-generation to follow the Cloudbook. The 10-incher they're calling the Cloudbook MAX is a bit larger than its older brethren. It does up the ante as well when it comes to connectivity. It will have an embedded mobile WiMAX chip which will allow access to Sprint's XOHM broadband service. Other hardware highlights would be the 1.6GHz VIA C7-M Processor ULV, 1GB DDR2 533MHz SDRAM (up to 2GB), 80GB Hard Disk Drive, 8.9"WVGA TFT Display (1024 x 600 supported). The unit will ship with Windows Vista Home Basic.

Ars Technica does caution that Everex may have jumped the gun when they announced this, as the Cloudbook MAX is set to launch sometime early 2009. I'm thinking along the same lines. I'm also wondering about their choice of operating systems for this unit. Vista would run slow on a machine this spartan. Wouldn't it make for a better user experience if they just ship it with an updated version (hence, snappier) of gOS Linux? We are talking of a 2009 launch date, so that may change with time.


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