Cloudbooks or MIDs or ultralights have been around for years. These are basically tiny laptops with puttery processors that you’re supposed to drop into your murse and carry around the city with you. With the rise of the Asus eee, however, these things are getting much more attention. Om Malik of Om’s House of Web Reviewery took a look at the latest, the 2133 miniNote, and pronounced it good but slightly half-baked.
His complaints were speed and heat build-up, both of which are issues that plague almost all manufacturers. He goes on to list a few requirements including a minimum 3 pound weight, instant-on capabilities, and a big enough screen as prerequisites for any ultralight, which is fair enough. He also mentions a 5-year battery life, which proves the boy is just crazy!