12th December 2007

Everex to release CE1200V, a linux-based 7″ notebook to compete with Asus Eee PC

posted by Eric C. in Laptops/ Computers |

Everex has released information on their upcoming Cloudbook CE1200V 7″ UMPC notebook that’s aimed to compete with Asus’ Eee PC. The Cloudbook appears to be based on the FIC CE260, which is also referred to as the Via Nanobook. The hardware specs are the same but the case design and bezels appear to be different. They both feature Via C7R-M Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) 1.2GHz CPU, 512MB RAM DDR2-533 SoDIMM (supports up to 1GB) and a 7″ WVGA LCD touchscreen, as well as also featuring a DVI port, 4-in-1 card reader, 10/100 ethernet, and 802.11B/G wireless. Also, the CE1200V features the same 1.8″ 30GB hard drive as the CE260, which is one of the bigger advantages they have over the Eee PC with it’s 4GB or 8GB solid state hard drive. The Cloudbook appears to be missing the touchpad that the CE260 has, as well as the small LCD to the right of the main 7″ LCD screen. It’s unclear what the pointing device will be on the first run of Cloudbooks. LinuxDevices.com reports that Everex plans to release a Developer version of the Cloudbook CE1200V that has a touch screen to aid support of touch screens in gOS Linux. gOS is a Linux distribution sponsored by Everex and is the Linux OS installed on Everex’s $200 gPC desktop system.

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Images courtesy of LinuxDevices.com

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