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PC maker Everex closes shop in North America

updated 04:10 pm EDT, Wed July 15, 2009

Everex shuts US operations

PC maker Everex has ceased business operations in North America, and is now in the process of liquidating its assets, according to a Tuesday report. The company's US website simply states "Everex US now closed" and doesn't provide an immediate reason for the closure. Japanese and Taiwanese domains appear to be fully operational, however. Company officials haven't commented on the shutdown to, which came with no advance warning to Laptop and others that noticed the change.

The company distributed its ultra-cheap desktops and notebooks via Wal-Mart, but its latest promised product, the 10.2-inch CloudBook netbook, never made it to market. While prices undercut the competition's, the computers were widely criticized as having sub-standard build quality. Keyboards sometimes fell apart, Wi-Fi connections were sometimes sporadic, and both boot times and program loading times were particularly long compared to most rivals.

Everex was nonetheless championed as one of the few PC builders to embrace Linux on its computers, embracing it through a special variant known as gOS that focused on the web.



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