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Everex CloudBook Mini good, but not great

updated 04:40 pm EST, Fri February 15, 2008

CloudBook good, not great

Everex' newly shipping CloudBook Mini features several niceties that make it unique from the Asus Eee PC, but other drawbacks prevent it from fully taking the micro PC's crown. Laptop Magazine writes that Mac OS-like gOS simplifies the device's functions, but ultimately slows the miniature laptop in terms of boot and application startup time. Initially, reviewer Mark Spoonauer said that the trackpad is small and cumbersome to use, but warmed to it in the end.

Web browsing is one of the CloudBook Mini's strong points, loading sites quickly, and producing high-quality video from sites like YouTube. Memory cards instantly recognized, as well as a few USB peripherals - a wireless mouse and Kingston USB drive, specifically.

The slow behavior of the operating system and several intermittent software bugs seemed to prevent the CloudBook Mini from truly shining, although an Everex representative claimed the test system shipped with the wrong distribution of gOS. The reviewer doesn't wish to pass final judgement on it as of now, however, since he plans to use the CloudBook throughout the weekend before completely assessing the device.



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