Everex, the company behind the USD 199 Google PC, has admitted that it is preparing a ultra mobile computer not unlike Asus' EEE laptop, according to Linuxdevices (opens in new tab).
The laptop, called Cloudbook, will be powered by a 1.2GHz Via C7 Ultra Low Voltage processor. Despite having a clock speed twice higher than the EEE's Celeron ULV, the Via C7 should end up being only marginally quicker.
Other notable features include a 7-inch LCD screen a 30GB hard disk drive and the option of a 1.2MP webcam
The Cloudbook will formally appear in January under the name of CE1200v. The first pictures of the laptop on Linuxdevices shows a laptop is quite different from the EEE.
The Cloudbook doesn't have a touchpad - a huge disappointment - but it does come with a DVI port on the left which is a bit puzzling, a TV Out or a normal D Sub port would probably have been better
Also, there's only two USB ports, one less than the EEE and the fact that it comes with a traditional hard disk drive, albeit of a larger capacity, makes it more prone to mechanical problems in the long run.
An anonymous source also added that the laptop will come with 512MB RAM and WiFi as well and will carry a USD 400 tag which will pit it firmly against the lower end
Everex is planning a Developer version with a touch screen as well which will come with the Everex-Sponsored gOS Linux operating system source code.