If you’ve been having a tough time getting your hands on an Asus Eee PC, you can now waltz over to the Wal-Mart online store and get its closest competitor, the Everex CloudBook. As you recall, this sub-notebook was delayed on several occasions due to some unnamed software issue, but I guess the guys at Everex managed to overcome this hurdle now.
Initial review units were littered with all sorts of problems — like a setup process that hides the next/OK button from users — but there is a distinct possibility that Everex and the gOS crew were able to address these issues for the retail version. Then again, these retail units could be littered with the same problems, so until we get official word from some early adopters, it’s probably better that you tread a little carefully.
The Everex CloudBook 7-inch CE1200V Ultra-Portable Laptop with Via C7-M processor retails for $399.