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Two-pound Linux UMPC on sale Jan. 25th

Jan 10, 2008 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

At CES yesterday, Everex formally introduced its gOS 2.0 Linux-powered laptop, the CloudBook Ultra-Mobile PC. eWeek has published an up-to-date profile of the hotly-anticipated UMPC, which will go on sale for $400 at WalMart on January 25th.

The eWeek story, written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, confirms the information published in a December 9th LinuxDevices story on the CloudBook, which was based on information from an anonymous source.

Everex CloudBook

As reported, the two-pound laptop is equipped with a Via C7-M ULV processor clocked at 1.2GHz, plus 512MB RAM, a 4-in-1 memory card reader, and a 30GB hard drive. The laptop features a 7-inch, 800×480-pixel screen, plus WiFi, Ethernet, two USB ports, and DVI-Out. The story adds new details such as the CloudBook's 1.3M-bps Ezonics webcam and its touted ability to average five hours of battery life.

eWeek's story is available here, and more information can be found on the Everex home page.

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